Career Paths in Risk Management & Insurance

Career Fields

Appalachian State University’s Risk Management and Insurance (BSBA) degree prepares you for a variety of professions within the greater risk and insurance field, including: general management, underwriting, claims, agency sales and operations, brokerage, surplus lines, risk management and reinsurance specialties. With so many career paths, potential work environments include office, home and field. Learn more.

Required Skills

Students from all backgrounds are sought. Insurance is a global industry that employees over 2.3 million people in the United States alone. Jobs are available in risk management and insurance. In recent years the number of graduates from the nation's RMI programs met only 10-15% of the industry's needs. Appalachian's Brantley Center for Risk Management & Insurance is committed to developing the finest insurance talent and regularly involves students with industry professionals.

Hiring Organizations

Recent graduates have been hired by: All Risks, Amerisure, AmWINS, Auto Owners Insurance, BB&T, Independent Insurance Agencies, Jackson Sumner & Associates, Key Risk,  Liberty Mutual, Markel, National General, RPS, Selective Insurance, State Farm, Travelers, and Willis Towers Watson.