Why ODU for Risk Management & Insurance?

Help businesses avoid loss of property, reputation, financial stability, and digital assets. Risk management and insurance (RMI) professionals help businesses and nonprofits, both large and small, by analyzing potential sources of loss. Then they recommend strategies to prevent it from happening.

In ODU's risk management and insurance program, you'll learn trends and technologies that are disrupting the RMI world. Topics include the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, artificial intelligence, big data, drones, and cyber risks.

Get a head start on the CPCU: Two of your required courses will count toward the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter® professional designation. When you graduate, you'll have 25% of the CPCU completed.

Enhance your degree with elective courses in areas that are actively looking for RMI professionals, such as:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Management and engineering management
  • Supply chain management
  • Business analytics
  • Marketing
  • Maritime security  
  • Cybersecurity and information technology

When you graduate, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Risk Management and Insurance.

Want to learn more? Contact us!

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Get Guaranteed Admission at Old Dominion University

We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. The Guaranteed Admission Agreement is intended to ease the transfer process between select institutions and Old Dominion University.

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Required Courses

To earn a bachelor's degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. Our risk management and insurance business program requires 120 total credit hours.

Two of the required courses in this program will count toward courses in the CPCU® professional designation (you must earn a "B" or better in each course).

Talk with an enrollment coordinator to determine how your credits will transfer.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Many classes don't have a scheduled meeting time, so you can fit class into your personal schedule. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Careers in Risk Management and Insurance

The world is growing riskier, and there is an increasing demand for risk management and insurance professionals, such as:

  • Corporate risk managers
  • Underwriters, for both commercial and personal line insurance
  • Claims adjusters
  • Actuaries
  • Brokers/Agents
  • Loss control specialists
  • Risk analysts
  • Employee benefits consultants
  • Workers' Compensation specialists
  • Safety consultants
  • Compliance officers
  • Business continuity/Emergency management professionals

Bright Outlook

Employment of actuaries is projected to grow 21 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.
— Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, March 2023

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$374 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State Students$407 per credit hour

Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

These tuition rates are effective Summer 2022 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

Licensure Disclosure

This program is not intended to lead to a specific state-level license.

If you plan to pursue a professional license or credential, we encourage you to explore requirements through the appropriate credentialing agency or professional organization in your state.

Have questions? Please contact us through the form above to talk to an enrollment coach.

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How to Apply

This program is available completely online, which means you can apply to ODU as a freshman.

Already have college credits? Before you apply, our enrollment team can provide a free transfer evaluation to see how your credits will transfer to ODU.

For this online BSBA, you'll need to be accepted to ODU as a degree-seeking student and then apply to this program in the Strome College of Business.

Get Guaranteed Admission to ODU

ODU has partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. 

Learn more about Guaranteed Admission to ODU.

Meet Your Team

Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUGlobal.

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