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Temple University

Temple University

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Temple University maintains a distinguished tradition of educating the nation’s finest risk, insurance and actuarial science professionals. With over 700 students and 21 full-time faculty, the Fox School’s Department of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management (RIHM) is the largest of its kind in the world. Ranked 2nd in the nation for research by the Journal of Risk and Insurance and 6th in the nation for the undergraduate business specialties by U.S. News & World Report (2016), the department offers both undergraduate (BBA) and graduate (MS, MBA and PhD) degrees in each of the three program areas: Risk Management and Insurance, Actuarial Science, and Healthcare Management. Our PhD program in risk management and insurance is one of the largest of its kind in the world.

Our Department also boasts a nearly 90% placement rate of our graduating seniors in risk management and actuarial science. Our student professional organization, the Sigma Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, has a paid membership of over 600, making it the largest chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma in North America and the largest student organization at Temple. Temple’s Sigma Chapter has won the prestigious Edison L. Bowers Award, presented annually by to Grand Chapter, 18 times in the last 24 years.

Our faculty are committed teachers and scholars, recognized both nationally and internationally for curriculum development and research excellence. Today’s global economy requires executive decision makers able to manage the total risk of a firm in a multinational setting. The Fox School’s Department of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management prepares students for this challenge.

Members of our faculty are nationally and internationally known experts in the areas of risk management, employee benefits, property liability insurance, health care and actuarial science. Members of our faculty have been the recipient of Fox School and University teaching awards honoring their teaching excellence. Our collective teaching evaluations rank us at the very top of the Fox School. In fact, while research clearly plays an extremely important role in our department, faculty will not be hired as a member of our staff unless they are excellent in the classroom and show a willingness to work with students as well. Our Department is deeply committed to the professional development and success of all our students and we strive to foster a culture where students are welcome to interact with members of our faculty.

Our Mission Statement as a department and as a faculty is three fold: First, we are committed to producing high quality research in the areas of risk management and insurance and actuarial science, advancing the frontiers of knowledge in these disciplines. Second, we also seek to develop and deliver a current and demanding curriculum to our students. Third, we seek to provide the necessary support to develop students professionally to become valuable contributors to premier organizations in the risk, insurance and actuarial science fields.

Degrees offered: Bachelors, Masters, PhD

Course listings:
Investing for the Future - RMI 0822
Introduction to Risk Management - RMI 2101
Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning - RMI 2501
Honors Introduction to Risk Management - RMI 2901
Managing Human Capital Risk - RMI 3501
Managing Property Liability Risk I - RMI 3502
Retirement Plans - RMI 3503
Managing Property Liability Risk II - RMI 3504
Risk Financing - RMI 3505
Insurance, Benefits and Retirement Planning - RMI 3519
Managing International Risk - RMI 3567
Advanced Topics in Managing Human Capital Risk - RMI 4596
Managing Risk Across the Enterprise - RMI 4597
Managing Risk - RMI 5051
Life and Health Insurance and Employee Benefits RMI 5101
The Role of Property and Casualty Insurance Sector in Enterprise Risk Management - RMI 5104
Risk Management, Governance and the Role of the Board - RMI 5170
Enterprise Risk Management - RMI 5401
Seminar-Property and Liability Insurance Markets –RMI 9001
Seminar in Risk Theory - RMI 9003
Spec Topic Risk Management - RMI 9090

R.B. Drennan

Michelle Henry

Peggy Dence
Associate Director Outreach & Events
Risk, Insurance & Healthcare Management
Fox School of Business, Temple University
(215) 204-4886