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Illinois State University

Illinois State University

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The insurance program emphasizes effective teaching and student involvement in learning.

Highly respected scholars teach all courses, sharing professional experiences and academic research with their students. The general insurance sequence provides an in-depth study of insurance and financial services combined with the general business core curriculum.

Specialization is also available to provide in-depth study of insurance financial services through courses in life and health, property, liability, risk management, and financial planning, as well as through courses offered in other academic programs such as actuarial science, health sciences, loss control, accounting, management, law, investments, applied computer science, and economics.

The insurance major provides skills and knowledge appropriate to a wide range of activities in the insurance and the financial services industries. Study of insurance and the financial service industries leads to careers in insurance companies, insurance agencies, financial services firms, reinsurers, regulation, and a wide variety of firms allied with the industry. Careers in insurance include personal and business financial planning, underwriting, claims, information processing and computers, sales, sales management, insurance accounting, public relations, employee benefits, corporate operations and management, portfolio management, insurance brokers, actuarial science, and risk management.

The Center for Insurance and Risk Management supports Illinois State University's nationally recognized undergraduate insurance and risk management program and actuarial science program by providing domestic and international internship opportunities, and by supporting innovative teaching and cutting-edge applied research.

Degrees offered:

Bachelor of Science in Risk Management and Insurance
Bachelor of Science in Finance with minor in Risk Management and Insurance

Course listings:

Insurance Courses
FIL 250: Introduction to Risk and Insurance
FIL 350: Property Insurance
FIL 351: Life and Health Insurance
FIL 352: Liability Insurance
FIL 354: Risk Management
FIL 355: Insurance Company Operations
FIL 382.03: Seminar in Insurance
FIL 398.10: Insurance Internship

Suggested Electives
FIL 246: Financial Statement Analysis
FIL 342: Estate Planning
FIL 345: Retirement Planning & Employee Benefits
FIL 382.05: Analysis of Insurance Companies Admissions:

Ajay Samant, Ph.D. Dean, College of Business Illinois State University Normal, Illinois 61790 Email: Domingo Castelo Joaquin, Ph.D. Interim Chair, Department of Finance, Insurance and Law College of Business Illinois State University Normal, Illinois 61790 Email: James Jones, MBA Director, Center for Insurance and Risk Management College of Business Illinois State University Normal, Illinois 61790 Email: