2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Finance and Insurance

M. Athavale, Chairperson



The Finance and Insurance department offers programs to students who wish to prepare for careers in Finance (FIN) and Risk Management and Insurance (RMI).

The finance curriculum examines the creation, preservation and management of wealth by acquiring and allocating funds, and managing liquidity. Students gain analytical skills and an understanding of financial markets, institutions, corporate finance, investments and portfolio management. Career opportunities include cash and credit manager, financial analyst, investment analyst, portfolio manager, securities broker, and financial planner.

The risk management and insurance curriculum is designed to provide the student with an understanding of how risk is managed by individuals and businesses. Students gain an understanding of life and health insurance, personal insurance, commercial insurance, insurance law, and enterprise risk management. Career opportunities include underwriters, claim adjusters, agents, and risk managers.

Students can also pursue minors in financial planning and risk management and insurance. These minors introduce the student to basic concepts in the respective field and are designed to augment a student’s major field of study or to satisfy a student’s curiosity about the discipline.