EKU adding online degree in risk management and insurance

Begins in fall

RICHMOND, Ky. (April 20, 2017) — Eastern Kentucky University this fall will offer an online degree in risk management and insurance. EKU said the bachelor’s of business administration will be the only online undergraduate insurance degree offered in Kentucky and one of the few available in the U.S.

next-logo-300x149The EKU risk management and insurance degrees are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International and have been offered on campus since 1977. The College of Business and Technology selected the bachelor’s of business administration in risk management and insurance as its first fully online degree due to increased demand from those in the profession.

An agreement between EKU and the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters will allow online students to waive two of the exams required for CPCU certification. Graduates are prepared for careers in risk management, underwriting, claims adjustment, company operations, agency and brokerage, and related occupations.

Burning Glass Labor Insight reported that regional demand for bachelor’s-level risk management and insurance professionals grew 50 percent between 2013 and 2016. According to the Ohio Insurance Institute, those with a bachelor’s degree and multiple years of related work experience can earn $50,000-$100,000 annually.

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