Study of Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) helps students understand the many aspects of an industry that is vital to our economy. RMI concentrates on value creation, asset protection, and corporate and financial risk management. It also addresses financial and economic characteristics of exposure to loss and explores techniques for hedging risks and minimizing associated costs.

Why Study at Iowa

The Emmett J. Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance provides dedicated scholarships, internships, and a student resource center for RMI students. There are numerous opportunities to network with industry leaders and hear special speakers through both the Institute and its affiliated student organization, Gamma Iota Sigma.

Course Work

Review Risk Management and Insurance in the UI General Catalog for information about admission and course requirements.


Employment demands are high and the industry is dynamic and changing rapidly. Graduates with strong RMI backgrounds work in a variety of jobs, including underwriter, claims adjuster, financial analyst, capital and asset manager, insurance and accounting auditor, business risk management consultant, bank compliance officer, personal banker, and stock exchange trader.

Application Process

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Undergraduate certificate programs are available to students once they are enrolled in a degree program at Iowa, or after they have received a bachelor's degree. Review our Areas of Study to select a major.


Risk Management and Insurance