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Jack Lockton Certificate in Insurance and Risk Management

Undergraduate - All KU Students

This certificate program prepares students for successful careers in insurance and risk management. Required and elective coursework equips students with in-demand skills to manage and protect assets and organizational value — knowledge vital for careers in financial analysis, corporate risk management, employee benefits management, insurance brokerage, underwriting, and consulting. Experiential activities allow students to put knowledge into practice and to interact with industry professionals. Completion of the certificate allows students to earn the Kansas Insurance Certificate.

The program serves two broad constituencies: students and industry partners.

For students, the goals of the program are to:

  • Highlight opportunities associated with careers in insurance and risk management
  • Equip them with the concepts, skill sets, and mindsets required for risk management
  • Provide exposure to a portfolio of experiential activities

For industry partners, the goals of the program are to:

  • Identify graduates with interest in and aptitudes for insurance and risk management careers
  • Certify competencies required for career paths in risk management and insurance

Certificate requirements

Requirements for the certificate include both coursework and experiential activities. The specific courses and experiential activities are listed below. As detailed below, each activity has points allocated to it and students need to accumulate three (3) points to satisfy the experiential component.

Required courses
  • FIN 208: Principles of Insurance and Risk Management
  • FIN 424: Operational Risk Management
Elective courses (choose 2)
  • MKTG 316: Professional Selling Skills
  • FIN 418: Modeling and Risk Analysis
  • MGMT 419: Managing Performance and Compensation
  • FIN 422: Financial Modeling
  • FIN 425: Futures and Options
  • FIN 446: Fixed Income
  • FIN 454: Portfolio Strategy
  • MATH 630: Actuarial Mathematics
Required Hours: 6  +  Elective Hours: 6  =  Total Hours: 12

Experiential activities (3 points):

  • Careers in insurance and risk management panel (1 pt)
  • Job shadowing experience (1 pt)
  • Internship in insurance and risk management (2 pts)
  • Other approved experiential activity (1 pt)

This certificate program prepares students for successful careers in insurance and risk management. Required and elective coursework equips students with in-demand skills to manage and protect assets and organizational value — knowledge vital for careers in financial analysis, corporate risk management, employee benefits management, insurance brokerage, underwriting, and consulting.

Typical positions include:
  • Financial analysis
  • Corporate risk management
  • Employee benefits management
  • Insurance brokerage
  • Underwriting
  • Consulting

Additional Information

Kansas Insurance Certificate

Students who earn the Jack Lockton Certificate in Insurance and Risk Management also earn the Kansas Insurance Certificate (KIC) established by the Kansas Insurance Department and the Kansas Insurance Education Foundation (KIEF).


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