Risk Management & Insurance

R. B. Drennan, Program Director
Alter Hall 628


Located in the Department of Risk, Actuarial Science and Legal Studies, the Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) program prepares students to identify and evaluate various sources of risk, then select and implement solutions to control these risks through insurance and other mechanisms of risk transfer and distribution.

Graduates of this program often enter the risk management or employee benefit departments of large businesses and other organizations. They may also take challenging positions within insurance or benefit consulting firms, brokerage firms, agency operations, or insurance companies.

Risk management and insurance majors are strongly encouraged to become active in the Sigma chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, Temple's national award-winning professional student organization in Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science. The organization hosts numerous guest speakers from the industry, sponsors a variety of career development seminars, and maintains a widely-distributed résumé book. For more information, please contact the GIS President at 215-204-9368 or visit the web site at www.sigmachapter.org

RMI & HRM Focus

The Department of Risk, Actuarial Science and Legal Studies offers Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) courses that complement the Department of Management's Human Resource Management (HRM) courses for students interested in a career in employee benefits and/or human resource management. These courses allow students to broaden their career options by taking advantage of the cross-training offered by these departments.

  • HRM major with a RMI focus: Students take RMI 3501 and RMI 3503.
  • RMI major with a HRM focus: Students take HRM 2501 and HRM 3511.
  • Dual HRM/RMI major: Students fulfill all requirements for both majors.

For more information on joint HRM/RMI courses, contact Rob Drennan at 215-204-8894.


Students in any college who are interested in the health professions and want to enhance their skills by understanding the business principles underlying healthcare systems should consider a minor in Healthcare Management. Risk Management majors who complete the Healthcare track are not eligible for the minor. Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor.

Major Tracks within Risk Management & Insurance

Students in the Risk Management & Insurance major may select from one of three tracks depending on their interests. These include: