Based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for compliance professionals will include through 2024. The curricula of Risk, Actuarial Science, and Legal Studies harmonize with market trends and focus on the intersection of risk management strategy and corporate compliance. 

Having a fundamental understanding of legal concepts benefits students across all disciplines, including actuarial science, risk management and more. The future career paths of students in Risk, Actuarial Science, and Legal Studies will be well-positioned for a wide range of opportunities, including compliance officers, risk specialists, intelligence research specialists, fraud/anti-money laundering analysts and asset forfeiture managers. 

Fox graduates will be able to navigate through the complexities and ever-changing nature of risk and law, particularly in highly regulated industries.

My experience at Fox has been one that is successful and inclusive. Not only have I had the chance to network with other students like me here, but I’ve also had the chance to have mentors from my professors and faculty advisors.
Daija Worley, Class of 2023

Undergraduate Majors

Develop a deep understanding of financial risk management with the Bachelor of Business Administration in Actuarial Science in Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Through the 124-credit curriculum, you’ll refine your analytical and mathematical skills to prepare for the required professional exams and a career as an actuary, specializing in the evaluation of insurance and financial risks across an array of industries.

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Develop the technical expertise and strategic vision necessary to control, identify and manage risk with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Risk Management and Insurance in Temple University’s Fox School of Business. The program exposes students to issues in managing property-liability risk, human capital risk and international risk. Students also gain deeper expertise in retirement planning, risk financing, health and welfare employee benefits and enterprise risk management.

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Healthcare is a multi-billion dollar industry in the Philadelphia region, providing an ideal setting for the Temple Healthcare Management Programs. Healthcare providers, health insurance plans, suppliers, and other related businesses are the largest employers of our graduates. The Department of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management has long-standing relations with area health insurers and risk management departments of area health providers which have facilitated internships and employment for Temple undergraduates. The Healthcare Risk Management Option within the major addresses a distinct niche in the employment market by shortening the on-the-job learning time required for new graduates to become productive employees in the health insurance industry and healthcare risk management related employment.

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The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Legal Studies from Temple University’s Fox School of Business introduces the economic, political and sociological principles of law as they apply to business. The degree creates a foundation for students planning to pursue law professionally as well as those intending to pursue a business career where a legal background would be valuable.

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Undergraduate Minors

The minor in Healthcare Systems Management is provided primarily for business majors interested in acquiring value-added skills sought by prospective employers. It is also useful for anyone pursuing education in public health, allied health, nursing, social work, psychology, or others who foresee future employment in health care, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, health insurance, or public health. The program addresses a distinct niche in the employment market by shortening the on-the-job learning time required for new graduates to become productive employees.

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Designed to expose students to a curriculum in legal studies, particularly students majoring in other disciplines such as accounting, risk management or finance who are considering law school. Students will learn how to read cases and statutes, do legal research and make a legal argument as well as identify the legal issues that will impact their business and personal decisions.

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Graduate Programs

Pursue your career as an actuary with a designated Center of Actuarial Excellence. With state-of-the-art courses on modeling, analytics, and actuarial practice, you’ll prepare to evaluate insurance and financial risks for insurance companies, consulting firms, and other organizations.

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Healthcare management offers diverse, challenging, and rewarding career opportunities. The management of healthcare organizations is different than general business management: Healthcare has its own culture, its own dynamics, and it involves a special passion and concern that makes it both intellectually fascinating and emotionally rewarding. This program prepares students to manage in this environment, understanding what it means to develop integrated delivery systems, manage healthcare risks, design systems to improve the quality of care, and respond to the special financing and marketing challenges in the healthcare environment. The MHA program is a flexible, part-time course of study designed for working healthcare professionals with 7 or more years of substantive work and supervisory experience. Led by faculty members who possess real-world industry experience, the Fox MHA curriculum offers valuable, hands-on health sector knowledge that extends well beyond a generalized business degree. That’s because you’ll develop a personal learning path tailored to your skills by working one-on-one with faculty, peers, executive mentors, and the top-ranked Fox Center for Student Professional Development. Advance your expertise even further through complex challenges involving health system partners as well as a capstone project in which you’ll apply your knowledge and skills. Throughout the program, you’ll receive continual feedback on your growth in 8+ key areas of business competency, so you have the guidance you need to focus on your development. The Fox MHA is a powerful tool that helps you learn to navigate a rapidly-evolving industry–and equips you with the leadership and management skills specific to your success.

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Doctoral Programs

The PhD concentration in Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) prepares students for academic careers at research universities so that they are competitive for positions in RMI-dedicated departments as well as specialized roles in finance, economics or actuarial science departments, depending on the interests of the student.

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