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Olivet College announces insurance and risk management partnership with Eaton ISD and Farm Bureau Insurance
Sep 09, 2011

Olivet College has partnered with the Eaton Intermediate School District Career Preparation Center and Farm Bureau Insurance to offer an insurance and risk management opportunity for high school students.

Classes began at the start of the 2011 fall semester and are being held at Farm Bureau Insurance Company headquarters in Lansing. Ten students representing Grand Ledge, Eaton Rapids, Charlotte, Maple Valley, Potterville and Holt high schools have registered for the one-of-a-kind program. These students will have the opportunity to earn high school credit while completing three college courses: IRM 221 - Principles of Insurance and Risk Management, IRM 322 - Personal Insurance, and IRM 323 - Commercial Insurance.

“This program offers a unique opportunity for high school students to earn direct college credit from a four-year institution, providing them a solid foundation to start in a growing career field,” said Carol Breed, director of the Risk Management and Insurance Center (RMIC) at Olivet College. “Students will have an opportunity to experience the insurance industry first hand by attending classes at Farm Bureau and participating in virtual classroom instruction, job shadows and internship experiences.”

With 100 students currently majoring in the insurance and financial services field, the RMIC continues to be one of the fastest growing academic programs at Olivet College. In addition to its undergraduate program, the college recently began offering a Master of Business Administration in Insurance entirely online. The RMIC is frequently recognized by national insurance publications. In 2008, 2009, and 2010, Risk Management magazine named the RMIC one of the 20 most notable undergraduate risk management programs in the world. The RMIC was also ranked the eighth largest program in the nation by Business Insurance magazine in 2009 and Risk Management magazine in 2010. For more information, visit web.olivetcollege.edu/insurance.


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