B.S. in business, concentration in risk management and insurance

Gain skills in financial management, risk management and financial planning through the risk management and insurance concentration. Our program has been part of VCU for more than 40 years, and we’ve achieved 100 percent job placement for the past eight years in a row.

As a student, your networking opportunities will include multiple industry conferences and access to three local industry associations’ business meetings through the VCU Risk and Insurance Studies Center.


Choose from concentrations that represent key skills and employer demand in the marketing field:

  • Corporate: Prepare for careers in the insurance industry, including underwriting, claims adjusting, employee benefits, risk modeling and analysis, risk management and financial planning.
  • Financial planning: Gain a greater understanding of investment principles, employee benefits, life insurance and tax planning.


Career opportunities

  • Alumni employers include:
    • Markel Corporation
    • James River Insurance Company
    • Argo/Colony
    • Kinsale
    • Various agents and brokers
  • Careers in the field:
    • Underwriter
    • Claims professional
    • Risk manager
    • Management
    • Analysts