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2019-2020

Bachelor of Science: Business with a concentration in Risk Management and Insurance

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Business Administration (John Tyler Community College)
John Tyler Community College
John Tyler Community College
Program description

The concentration in risk management and insurance prepares students for careers in the insurance and personal financial planning industry on all levels including (but not limited to) underwriting, claims adjusting, employee benefits, risk modeling and analysis, risk management in all sectors of the economy, financial planning, and graduate-level study of risk management.

Career opportunities

Risk management insurance is a high-demand industry with 500,000 new jobs projected in the next five years. Students who graduate with a degree in Business and a concentration in Risk Management and Insurance are typically employed as underwriters, claims professionals, risk managers, managers, analysts, wealth managers, and financial planners. VCU Alumni from the Risk Management program are employed with Markel Corporation, James River Insurance, Argo, Colony, Kinsale, Mass Mutual, Northwestern, AXA, Virginia Asset Management, New York Life, and a variety of local agents and brokers.

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Administrative Service Managers
  • Branch or Department
  • Business Continuity Planners
  • Claims Examiners
  • Credit Analysts
  • Financial Managers
  • Financial Quantitative Analyst
  • Insurance Underwriters
  • Occupational Health & Safety Specialists
  • Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Risk Management Specialists
  • Security or Logistics Managers
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Compliance Officer
  • Data Scientist
  • Director of Risk Management
  • Risk Management Consultant
Contact information


VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

Please sign-up for this Transfer Map by completing the Letter of Interest.

Guaranteed transfer admission requirements

Completion of associate degree
Minimum GPA of 2.5
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better

Degree requirements in Bulletin
Plan of study in Bulletin
Highest level of math required
  • MATH 200 or SCMA 212 or BUSN 212
Science required
  • Core only
Foreign language requirements
  • No
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.5 to declare major/2.0 to graduate

Transfer major map
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2019-2020

Bachelor of Science: Business with a concentration in Risk Management and Insurance

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: Business Administration)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE GET REAL EXPERIENCE PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
Explore Year 1
  • Attend Tyler orientation
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway
  • Register for SDV 100
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your ENG and MTH classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Develop strong Excel skills by completing ITE 115.
  • Understand how you will fund your education
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus or in your community.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Create Linkedln profile.
  • Get involved with an organization.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to risk management and insurances through the career coach.
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Use SDV 100 to create a weekly and monthly budget.
  • Develop personal and career goals and create SMART steps for 2-3 "dream jobs."
  • Create, upload and update your resume to the College Central Network.
Experience Year 2
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Run for leadership in your student organization.
  • If your GPA is 3.5 or higher, consider applying for the VCU Honors College.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend Tyler orientation
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway
  • Register for SDV 100
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your ENG and MTH classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Develop strong Excel skills by completing ITE 115.
  • Understand how you will fund your education
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus or in your community.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Create Linkedln profile.
  • Get involved with an organization.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to risk management and insurances through the career coach.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Use SDV 100 to create a weekly and monthly budget.
  • Develop personal and career goals and create SMART steps for 2-3 "dream jobs."
  • Create, upload and update your resume to the College Central Network.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Run for leadership in your student organization.
  • If your GPA is 3.5 or higher, consider applying for the VCU Honors College.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.

Course equivalent
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2019-2020

Bachelor of Science: Business with a concentration in Risk Management and Insurance

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: Business Administration)

John Tyler Community College courses
Course Title Equivalent course Credits Requirements
SDV 100 College Success Skills UNIV 101 1 Elective
ENG 111 College Composition I UNIV 111-112 3 General education
MTH 161 Precalculus I MATH 141 3 Major (Business Foundation)
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I ACCT 203 3 Major (Business Foundation)
BUS 100 Introduction to Business BUSN 201 3 Major (Business Foundation)
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts INFO 160, 161, 162 3 Major (Business Foundation)
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II ACCT 204 3 Major (Business Foundation)
ECO 201 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics ECON 211 3 Major (Business Foundation)
ENG 112 College Composition  II UNIV 200 3 General education
CST 100 or CST 110 Public Speaking or Introductions to Communications BUSN 225 3 Major (Business Foundation)
ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software INFO 165 3 Major (Business Foundation)
ECO 202 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics ECON 210 3 Major (Business Foundation)
FIN 215 Financial Management FIRE 2XX 3 Elective
MTH 261 Applied Calculus BUSN 212 3 Major (Business Foundation)
Laboratory Science Laboratory Science (select 1): BIO 101, CHM 101, CHM 111, ENV 121, PHY 101,  PHY 201 VCU equivalent 4 General education
PSY 200 or SOC 200 Principles of Psychology or Principles of Sociology PSYC 101 or SOCY 101 3 General education
HIS ___ History elective (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122, PLS 135 VCU equivalent 3 General education
Laboratory Science Laboratory Science (select 1): BIO 101, BIO 102, CHM 101, ENV 121 or PHY 101, VCU equivalent 4 General education
PHI 220 or PHI 111 Ethics or Logic PHIL 201 or PHIL 221 3 General education
Transfer Elective Transfer Elective VCU equivalent 3 Elective
John Tyler Credits Transferred to VCU 60
VCU courses
Course Title Credits Requirements
SCMA 302 Business Statistics II 3 Major (Business Foundation)
BUSN 325 Organizational Communication 3 Major (Business Foundation)
BUSN 499 Business Knowledge Exam 0 Major (Advanced Business Core )
FIRE 311 Financial Management 3 Major (Advanced Business Core)
MGMT 303 Creativity and Ideation 3 Major (Advanced Business Core)
MGMT 310 Managing People in Organizations 3 Major (Advanced Business Core)
MGMT 434 Strategic Management (capstone) 3 Major (Advanced Business Core)
MKTG 301 Marketing Principles 3 Major (Advanced Business Core)
SCMA 301 Business Statistics I 3 Major (Advanced Business Core)
FIRE 312 Financial Modeling 3 Major
FIRE 317 Investments 3 Major
FIRE 459 Insurance Law 3 Major
INFO 360 Business Information Systems 3 Major
MGMT 319 or BUSN 329 Leadership or Introduction to Intercultural Communication 3 Major
FIRE 309 Risk and Insurance 3 Major
FIRE 321 Intermediate Financial Management 3 Major
FIRE 479 Managing Financial Risk 3 Major
Restricted RMI electives (select two): ACCT 301, FIRE 429, FIRE 439, FIRE 449, FIRE 469 6 Major
Approved RMI electives (select 3): see VCU advisor for course options 9 Major
Credits Completed at VCU 63
Bachelor's degree total 123