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Insurance & Risk Management Curriculum

For information on specific degree requirements refer to the UHD Catalog:

​​IRM 3300 Introduction to Risk and Insurance (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: Completion of the common core (42 hours) plus 18 additional hours, and completion, or concurrent enrollment in BA 3300. BA 3300 may be waived upon completion of HUM 3310 or CJ 3300.
Basic principles of risk management and insurance. Examination of the role of insurance in the treatment of risk. For students wishing to earn the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, course prepares students to take the CPCU 510 examination. Course fulfills partial requirements for University Associate Certified Risk Manager (UACRM) designation.

IRM 3301 Fundamentals of Insurance Planning (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: Completion of the common core (42 hours) plus 18 additional hours, and completion, or concurrent enrollment in BA 3300. BA 3300 may be waived upon completion of HUM 3310 or CJ 3300.
Basic principles of life and health insurance and annuities, policy provisions and innovations, and related financial planning. For students wishing to earn the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) professional designations, and who pass the national exam, course fulfills requirements for HS 311 course.

IRM 3303 Value Analysis in Insurance and Risk Management (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: FIN 3302, IRM 3300.
Covers the basics of corporate value analysis as used by insurance institutions and in determining premium and actuarial decisions. For students wishing to earn the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, this course prepares students for the CPCU 540 examination.

​IRM 3304 Insurance Operations (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: Completion of the common core (42 hours) plus 18 additional hours, and completion, or concurrent enrollment in BA 3300. BA 3300 may be waived upon completion of HUM 3310 or CJ 3300.
Examination of the composition, financial structure, and operations of the insurance industry. Special consideration is given to consumer problems and solutions. For students wishing to earn the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, this course prepares students for the CPCU 520 examination.

IRM 3305 Risk Management Theory and Practice (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: Completion of General Education Core plus 18 hours and completion or concurrent enrollment in BA 3300. BA 3300 may be waived upon completion of HUM 3310 or CJ 3300.
Course integrates Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) processes for handling business risks faced by organizations including property and liability risks, and international loss exposures, with an emphasis on risk identification and analysis with alternative methods of risk control. Students who elect to take and successfully complete the national designation exam and project may earn the University Associate Certified Risk Manager (CRM) professional designation.

IRM 3306 Legal and Political Aspects of Insurance and Risk Management (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: Completion of the common core (42 hours) plus 18 additional hours, and completion, or concurrent enrollment in BA 3300. BA 3300 may be waived upon completion of HUM 3310 or CJ 3300.
Conceptual and institutional foundations underlying the regulation of the insurance industry at the national and international levels, financial oversight of insurers, and the regulation of insurance prices, products, and market conduct. For students wishing to earn the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, this course prepares students for the CPCU 530 examination.

​IRM 3310 Insurance in Estate Planning (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: IRM 3301.
Covers various aspects of insurance and its role in estate planning. For students wishing to earn the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL), and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) professional designations, and who pass the national exam, course fulfills requirements for HS 330 course.

IRM 3312 Group Benefits (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: IRM 3301.
Analyzes group insurance benefits including the governmental environment, contract provisions, marketing, underwriting, rate making, plan design, cost containment and alternative funding methods. For students wishing to earn the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) or Registered Employee Benefits Counselor (REBC) designations, and who pass the national exam, course fulfills requirements for HS 325 course.

​IRM 3399 Directed Study in Insurance and Risk Management
Prerequisite: Approval of program director, department Chair and college Dean.
Specialized research, reading, and study in insurance and risk management to meet the needs and interests of the individual student. Offered on an arranged basis only. 3.0 overall GPA and 3.3 IRM GPA required.

​IRM 4303 Advanced Property Insurance and Application (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: IRM 3300.
Study of business insurance problem evaluation and planning with proposed solutions utilizing comprehensive coverage package programs. For students wishing to earn the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, course prepares students for the CPCU 551 examination.

IRM 4304 Advanced Casualty Insurance and Application (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: IRM 3300.
Examines property and liability loss exposures and their management, with primary emphasis on insurance. For students wishing to earn the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, course prepares students for the CPCU 552 examination.

IRM 4305 Special Projects (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: IRM 3300 and approval of director, department chair and dean.
Students will work with IRM faculty to research and complete a major term paper or project focused on a selected topic.

IRM 4308 Advanced Risk Management Theory and Practice (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: IRM 3305.
Course integrates enterprise risk management process and risk financing techniques. Students who elect to take and successfully complete the national professional designation exams or project may also complete requirements for Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation practice sections.

​IRM 4380 Field Experience in IRM (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: Approval of program director, department chair and college dean. 2.5 Overall UHD GPA and completion of 6 hours of IRM courses, including IRM 3300.
For more information and qualifications see Field Experience in the College of Business section of this catalog and/or the department chair of your declared major.

​IRM 4390 Special Topics in Insurance and Risk Management
Prerequisite: Approval of program director.
Investigation of significant topics or problems in insurance, risk management, and theory. May be repeated once for credit with departmental approval when topics vary.

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