Olivet College to offer degree in Business Analysis in Insurance
Jul 01, 2013
The Risk Management and Insurance Center (RMIC) at Olivet College was recently approved to offer a major in Business Analysis in Insurance. The degree program, the first of its kind in the nation, is currently accepting students for fall 2013.
Students pursuing this major will take a mix of business, insurance, and computer science courses at Olivet.
“Our insurance industry partners told us that there is a strong need for graduates with the skill and knowledge required for a business analysis position,” said Carol Breed, J.D., professor and director of the RMIC at Olivet College. “The development of this major was truly a collaboration of the insurance business and academia.”
Rated as one of the country’s top 12 jobs to pursue last year by Money Magazine, analysts serve as a bridge between a company’s information systems department and other departments and are versed in insurance industry standards, policies, trends and news.
“There is an incredible amount of prospects for students who can manage the rigors of this curriculum,” Breed added. “This major is a perfect fit for the student who is interested in project management in a business that provides security, stability and growth opportunities.”
The RMIC at Olivet College is one of the most successful insurance education programs in the country. With nearly 100 percent graduation and job placement rates, demand for RMIC graduates outpaces what it can currently produce. This is due in part to the rigorous requirements set forth by the department. Internships are mandatory for RMIC students to graduate most complete more than one. The curriculum is also demanding. Designed by faculty who have worked or continue to work in the industry, it provides students with a strong educational foundation of the industry’s operations as well as application-based experiences. The results are graduates who are well-rounded in business, technology and the liberal arts.
For more information about the business analysis in insurance major, contact Breed at (269) 749-7664. To enroll in the program, contact Richard Lehman, risk management and insurance recruiting specialist, at (269) 749-7751.