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Dr. Wendall Braniff, Director
College of Business B-410-G
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IRM Degree Program

Bachelor of Business Administration in Insurance & Risk Management


Partners. The IRM Center has established an Advisory Council, composed of leaders in the industry including agencies, carriers, risk managers, association, wholesalers and consultants which forms the partnership between the university and insurance professionals. 

Scholarships. All IRM majors and minors are eligible for scholarships and paid internships with Houston-area insurance firms where they will obtain real-world experience and the opportunity to make industry contacts and obtain full-time jobs upon graduation.

Designations. In addition to earning credits toward a bachelor’s degree, students in the Insurance and Risk Management program can also complete coursework and take examinations for various professional designations, including the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), the Certified Life Underwriter (CLU) designation, and the University Associate in Certified Risk Manager (UACRM) designations, thereby enhancing their earning capacity on graduation.  

Field Experience. This partnership provides the IRM Center with industry input that shapes the teaching experience so students are provided the information and skills to obtain lucrative careers in the insurance industry.

Insurance and Risk Management graduates have a great variety of career choices and many job opportunities due to the fact that Houston is the third largest insurance market in the United States.  The program prepares students for insurance careers in including underwriting, investigating, risk assessment, accounting, finance, technology, sales and marketing.

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