BACHELOR DEGREE-COMPLETION PROGRAM
The bachelor degree-completion program in insurance and risk management typically includes 62-70 credit hours. Specific courses and credit required may vary, depending on coursework transferred. To determine availability of a course for a particular semester, refer to the class schedule.
BUS 220 Dynamics of Professional Success—1 credit.
This course focuses on writing and speaking activities that are common to meeting and communicating with professional persons in a variety of contexts, including being interviewed for professional positions. The development of professional poise and confidence is a major objective of the course. Prerequisites: ENG 105 or 107; and COMM 101 or 215.
BUS 221 Introduction to Management Information Systems—3 credits.
A survey of the field of information systems within the business context with emphasis in system analysis and design, the strategic use of information systems, e-business, decision support, telecommunications management, data management, information systems architectures, and the management of end-user computing. Prerequisites: BUS 100, 180.
BUS 305 Business Statistics II—3 credits.
This course continues the coverage of mathematical and statistical concepts begun in 205. Students place an emphasis on problem solving for decision making as they cover applications of calculus, linear and multiple regression, forecasting methods, and decision analysis. Students will use spreadsheets and statistical software. Timely and topical applications will be incorporated in this class. Prerequisites: BUS 205 and Math 115 or a calculus course.
BUS 311 Business Finance—3 credits.
The methods utilized by corporations in securing and utilizing capital, capital structure, and characteristics of alternative forms of capital. Prerequisites: Admitted to the Scott College of Business; BUS 202; ECON 201; BUS 305.
BUS 351 Introduction to Operations Management—3 credits.
This course is designed to give an introductory survey of the management of a business' operations function, covering the design, planning, and control of manufacturing and service operations. Prerequisites: Admitted to the Scott College of Business; BUS 202; ECON 201; BUS 305.
BUS 361 Principles of Marketing—3 credits.
Survey of the entire field of marketing. Emphasis on the areas of products, pricing, distribution, and promotion. Prerequisites: Admitted to the Scott College of Business; BUS 202; ECON 201.
BUS 371 Management and Organizational Behavior—3 credits.
Overview of the management processes and functions in organizations, including a study of the behavior of individuals in organizations, interpersonal communications, and organizational theory. An appreciation of the role of management in an organization’s success. Prerequisites: Admitted to the Scott College of Business; BUS 202; ECON 201.
BUS 401 Senior Business Experience—3 credits.
The senior business experience is a capstone course in both the Scott College of Business and an upper division integrative elective course in Foundational Studies. While focusing on the theory and practice of strategic management, students integrate the foundation and functional areas of business and synthesize their business education with their foundational studies experience. Prerequisites: BUS 263, 311, 321, 351, 361, 371, and a minimum of at least 78 credits, including foundational studies courses. Foundational Studies Credit: [FS 2010: Integrative Upper-Division Elective]
INS 340 Introduction to Risk and Insurance—3 credits.
Basic principles of risk management and insurance. An examination of the role of insurance in the treatment of pure risks. Prerequisites: sophomore standing or consent of Department Chairperson.
INS 341 Life Insurance—3 credits.
Basic principles of life insurance and annuities. Policy provisions, policy innovations, and the role of life insurance in financial planning is examined. Prerequisites: INS 340
INS 343 Commercial Property Risk Management and Insurance—3 credits.
An examination of the major commercial property loss exposures including fire, business interruption, crime, inland marine, ocean marine, and miscellaneous property coverage. The different risks are analyzed to select optimal combinations of risk treatment and insurance for financial protection against property losses. Prerequisites: INS 340
INS 344 Commercial Liability Risk Management and Insurance—3 credits.
An examination of the major commercial liability loss exposures including premises, completed operations, contractual, general liability, workers' compensation, and other miscellaneous liability coverage. The different risks are analyzed to select optimal combinations of risk treatment and insurance for financial protection against liability losses. Prerequisites: INS 340
INS 430 Risk Management and Insurance—3 credits.
The capstone course which integrates the risk management process for handling business risks faced by organizations; including property and liability risks, employee benefit planning, and international loss exposures with an emphasis on risk identification and evaluation together with alternative methods of risk control and risk financing techniques. Prerequisites: INS 343, 344.
INS 432 Employee Benefits—3 credits.
Study of group approach to providing life, health, disability, and retirement plans. New developments in employee benefits, plan design, administration, cost, funding, regulation, and tax considerations. Prerequisites: INS 340
FIN 333 Principles of Investments—3 credits.
The essential qualities of good investments, the exchanges, and methods of trading stocks and bonds. Prerequisites: BUS 311.
INS 342 Health Insurance—3 credits.
Basic principles of health insurance. The role of health insurance in financial planning, rate making, and the various programs through which exposures are addressed and health insurance issues are considered. Prerequisites: INS 340
INS 435 Planning for Business Owners and Professionals—3 credits.
A study of the continuation problems of proprietorships, partnerships, and close corporations. This course focuses on the risk planning associated with the death, disability, and retirement of closely held business owners and professionals. Prerequisites: INS 341 and junior standing.
INS 436 Financial Planning—3 credits.
This capstone course includes the development and implementation of a comprehensive financial plan and the role of financial planning in the financial services industry. While the course focuses on the plan for the individual, selected aspects of sole proprietorships, partnerships, and S corporations are also examined. A case approach is utilized emphasizing the roles of investments, taxes, insurance, risk management, retirement planning, and estate planning. Prerequisites: INS 341 and junior standing.
INS 437 Insurance Seminar—3 credits.
Investigation of significant topics in theory and practice in the areas of insurance and financial planning. Prerequisites: INS 341 and 343; junior standing or consent of Department Chairperson.
INS 439 Insurance Internship—3-6 credits.
Students work a predetermined amount of time in an agreed program with employer and faculty. Prior to registration, the position must be approved and the amount of credit determined. Prerequisites: INS 340 and consent of Department Chairperson. Note: A written report is required of the student and a written evaluation by the employer must be made to the supervising University instructor.
INS 449 Contemporary Issues: Readings in Insurance and Risk Management—1-4 credits.
An investigation of significant topics and/or problems in insurance, risk management, and theory. Prerequisites: 12 credits of insurance with a C grade or better or consent of Department Chairperson. Repeatable: May be repeated for a maximum of 4 hours credit.
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Last updated 6 June 2013