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2020-2021

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

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Arts and Sciences: Business Administration (Germanna Community College)
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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.  Beginning Fall 2020, any students declared into this program wishing to receive a B.S. in Finance with a concentration in Risk Management and Insurance instead are encouraged to speak with their academic advisor to review applicable bulletin year and curriculum changes, if any.

Career opportunities

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
  • Actuary
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Claims Examiner
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Quantitative Analyst
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
  • Operational Risk Coordinator
  • Property and Casualty Insurance
  • Risk Analyst
  • Risk Management Specialist
  • Underwriter
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

If you would like to meet with a Transfer Center advisor,please fill out our online advising request form.

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
  • SCMA 302
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

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2020-2021

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

Germanna Community College (Associate of Arts and Sciences: Business Administration)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 1
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges and utilize tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester to discuss progress in your degree program.
  • Find and connect with a faculty mentor.
  • Develop strong Excel skills by completing ITE 115.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Get involved with a student or professional organization.
  • 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.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Create Linkedln profile.
  • 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."
  • Work with career services to build resume.
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.
ExperienceYear 2
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Use Navigate to remain on your pathway.
  • Visit the VCU School of Business website to become familiar with upcoming course offerings, syllabi, and professors.
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Join a professional organization related to risk management and insurance: The Institutes, The Risk Management Society.
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the VCU School of Business, consider joining a VCU club, or meeting with VCU students to make professional and personal connections.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • 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 VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Business-related events.
  • 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.
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • 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.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges and utilize tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester to discuss progress in your degree program.
  • Find and connect with a faculty mentor.
  • Develop strong Excel skills by completing ITE 115.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Get involved with a student or professional organization.
  • 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.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Create Linkedln profile.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • 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."
  • Work with career services to build resume.
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Use Navigate to remain on your pathway.
  • Visit the VCU School of Business website to become familiar with upcoming course offerings, syllabi, and professors.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Join a professional organization related to risk management and insurance: The Institutes, The Risk Management Society.
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the VCU School of Business, consider joining a VCU club, or meeting with VCU students to make professional and personal connections.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • 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 VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Business-related events.
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.
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
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.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.

Course equivalent
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2020-2021

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

Germanna Community College (Associate of Arts and Sciences: Business Administration)

Germanna Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDV 100College Success SkillsUNIV 1011Elective
ENG 111College Composition I Note: students with credit for AP English Language and Composition will only receive credit for UNIV 111 at VCU and should take ENG 112 to fulfill the VCU composition requirement.UNIV 111-1123General education
ITE 115Introduction to Computer Applications and ConceptsINFO 160, 161, 1623Major (Business Foundation)
ECO 201Principles of Economics: MacroeconomicsECON 2113Major (Business Foundation)
BUS 100Introduction to BusinessBUSN 2013Major (Business Foundation)
ENG 112College Composition  IIUNIV 2003General education
MTH 161Precalculus IMATH 1413General education
Laboratory ScienceLaboratory Science: BIO 101, CHM 101, GOL 105, PHY 201.VCU equivalent4General education
ECO 202 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics ECON 2103Major (Business Foundation)
Transfer electiveTransfer electiveVCU equivalent3Elective
Laboratory ScienceLaboratory Science: BIO 101, 102, CHM 101, 102, GOL 105, 106, PHY 201, 202.VCU equivalent4General education
MTH 261Applied Calculus BUSN 2123Major (Business Foundation)
HIS History elective (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122HIST 3General education
ACC 211Principles of Accounting IACCT 2033Major (Business Foundation)
HumanitiesHumanities elective (select 1): ART 101, 102, HUM 100, MUS 121, PHI 101, 220, REL 231VCU equivalent3General education
ENGAny 200-level ENG literature course (select 1): ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252ENGL3General education
HIS History elective (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122HIST 3General education
CST 100Public Speaking (or CST 110 or CST 126)BUSN 2253Major (Business Foundation)
HumanitiesHumanities elective (select 1): ART 101, 102, HUM 100, MUS 121, PHI 101, 220, REL 231VCU equivalent3General education
ACC 212Principles of Accounting IIACCT 2043Major (Business Foundation)
Germanna credits transferred to VCU60
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
INFO 165Digital Literacy: Spreadsheet Skills II1Major (Business Foundation)
SCMA 302Business Statistics II3Major (Business Foundation)
BUSN 325Organizational Communication3Major (Advanced Business Core)
BUSN 499Business Knowledge Exam0Major (Advanced Business Core)
FIRE 311Financial Management 3Major (Advanced Business Core)
MGMT 303Creativity and Ideation3Major (Advanced Business Core)
MGMT 310Managing People and Organizations3Major (Advanced Business Core)
MGMT 434Strategic Management (capstone)3Major (Advanced Business Core)
MKTG 301Marketing Principles3Major (Advanced Business Core)
SCMA 301Business Statistics I3Major (Advanced Business Core)
FIRE 312Financial Modeling3Major
FIRE 317Investments3Major
FIRE 459Insurance Law3Major
INFO 360Business Information Systems3Major
MGMT 319 or BUSN 329Leadership or Introduction to Intercultural Communication 3Major
FIRE 309Risk and Insurance3Major
FIRE 321Intermediate Financial Management3Major
FIRE 479Managing Financial Risk3Major
Select two restricted RMI electives: ACCT 301, FIRE 429, FIRE 439, FIRE 449, FIRE 469 6Major
Select three approved RMI electives (see VCU advisor)9Major
Credits completed at VCU64
Bachelor's degree total124
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