Risk Management and Insurance (RMI)

Offering insurance course work for over 70 years, the University of North Texas' Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) program is one of the premier programs in the Southwest. With a professional focus on risk and insurance, it offers a comprehensive insurance curriculum, preparing our students for a variety of career possibilities. Many of our students have internships, which also count toward credit hours for our degree plans. In addition to a BBA degree, students can also earn an RMI minor or RMI certificate.

The program works closely with the risk management and insurance industry at both the national and regional levels to bring real world experience to the students. In addition to an abundance of locally sponsored scholarships, UNT RMI students have been winners of nationally competitive scholarships whose value often reach into the thousands of dollars.

The University of North Texas’ Risk Management and Insurance program has been awarded the Global Centers of Insurance Excellence (GCIE) designation by the International Insurance Society. To receive the designation, a program needs to meet stringent criteria including accreditation, curriculum, faculty qualification, student employment and involvement with industry. As of 2022, UNT is the only program to be honored in Texas.

Why Risk Management and Insurance?

With more than 40 thousand insurance industry positions available in the DFW Metroplex alone, the demand for UNT RMI students has never been higher. The UNT RMI program is uniquely positioned to help you launch your career.

  • Nationally renowned program
  • Numerous scholarships and paid internships
  • High demand for graduates
  • Strong industry network
  • Award winning student insurance organization
  • Annual career fair focused solely on RMI opportunities
  • Extensive alumni network
  • Professional designation credit

Insurance is a global industry that employs well over two million people in the US alone. The insurance industry provides flexible work environments, excellent salary and benefits, great career advancement potential, and much more.

Examples of career opportunities include:

  • Actuaries
  • Underwriters
  • Risk Managers
  • Claims Adjusters
  • Risk Analysts
  • Brokers/Agents
  • Financial Planners
  • Loss Control Specialists

RMI Curriculum

For additional details regarding the RMI program’s curriculum, internship for credit and professional education support, please check out the RMI curriculum page.

RMI Career Fair

The program hosts the RMI Career Fair annually which brings a multitude of employers from the risk management and insurance industry to campus to recruit UNT students for internships and full-time jobs. Students in all majors and disciplines are invited and encouraged to attend. Watch the video to hear testimony from our students and alumni.

Student Fraternity

Our strong, active and award-winning insurance fraternity, the Beta Zeta Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS), stands as a galvanizing, student-led organization that facilitates bringing together our students and the insurance industry.

Membership affords students:

  • Conference travel
  • Professional development
  • Enhanced internship opportunities
  • Company visits and job shadow opportunities
  • Access to professional contacts
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Preferred consideration for scholarships
  • Fun social events

Faculty and Staff

Our classes are taught by internationally renowned, full-time, faculty members who are well-published and recognized for both their research and instructional accomplishments. Additionally, the program’s extensive interactions with the insurance industry are managed by a full-time program project coordinator.

Yu-Luen Ma

Department of FIREL
G. Brint Ryan College of Business
BLB 378A

Nat Pope

Associate Professor
Department of FIREL
G. Brint Ryan College of Business
BLB 336F

Jianren Xu

Associate Professor
Department of FIREL
G. Brint Ryan College of Business
BLB 394E

Clarissa Hutkowski

RMI Program Project Coordinator
Department of FIREL
G. Brint Ryan College of Business
BLB 150N

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