Bachelor of Science and Certificate

Risk Management & Insurance

Earn a Certificate or Bachelor's degree in Risk Management & Insurance around your schedule and give your career a boost in Ohio's expanding insurance industry. Insurance companies need to fill a variety of jobs, from entry-level to management. ODU's experienced instructors and industry-specific curriculum prepare you with the knowledge and skills you need for a successful and rewarding career.

Program Highlights

  • Classes are all online - each course runs 8 weeks
  • Take courses one or two at a time, completing the certificate in 6 or 10 months
  • Prior post-secondary education is not required
  • Once you complete your certificate, you can put those credits toward an RMI-related associate or bachelor’s degree

Certificate in RMI Course Requirements

Students complete 15 credits from the courses below to earn the Certificate in Risk Management & Insurance.

If you have already completed Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) courses, as many as two of the certificate courses can be waived, giving you a jump start toward earning your certificate. 

Required Courses Credits
RMI 210 Fundamentals of Risk Management & Insurance 3
RMI 220 Operations & Management of Insurance Companies 3
Pick three of the following courses:  
RMI 301 Personal Property-Casualty Risk Management & Insurance 3
RMI 303 Project Management 3
RMI 350 Life & Health Insurance  3
RMI 401 Commercial Property-Casualty Risk Management & Insurance 3
Total Credits Required 15

Program Highlights

  • Classes run 8 weeks, offered in both online and hybrid formats.
  • You can take one course at a time, one night a week.
  • Prior post-secondary education is not required.
  • Students with industry credentials may receive academic credit toward their degree. (Based on the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service.)
  • Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to waive two of the eight parts of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation.

B.S. in Insurance & Risk Management Requirements

Students must complete the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in addition to the major requirements listed below.

Major Courses

Courses Credits
RMI 210 Fundamentals of Risk Management & Insurance 3*
RMI 220 Operations & Management of Insurance Companies 3*
RMI 301 Personal Property-Casualty Risk Management & Insurance 3*
RMI 310 Enterprise Risk Management 3*
RMI 401 Commercial Property-Casualty Risk Management & Insurance 3*

Select two courses from the following:

Courses Credits
RMI 350 Life & Health Insurance 3*
RMI 497 Internship in Risk Management & Insurance 3*

Business Core Courses

Courses Credits
ACT 210 Accounting for Financial Decision Making 3*
ACT 220 Accounting for Managerial Decision Making 3*
BUS 220 Principles of Marketing 3*
BUS 240 Management & Organization Behavior 3*
BUS 250 Legal Environments of Business 3*
BUS 318 Business & Society 3*
BUS 343 Human Resource Management 3*
BUS 479 CORE: Strategic Management 3*
FIN 325 Managerial Finance 3*
ECN 207 Principles of Microeconomics 3*
ECN 208 Principles of Macroeconomics 3*

Select one course from the following:

Courses Credits
CIS 107 Computer Applications 3*

Required Correlatives

Courses Credits
MTH 140 Introduction to Statistics 3
PHL 346 Principles of Business Ethics 3
Total Credits Required 63

* Used to calculate the Major GPA


insurance job interviews

Guaranteed Job Interview*

Industry Partners include:

  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Century Insurance
  • Encova Insurance
  • MAPFRE Insurance

*Before graduation

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