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2020-2021

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

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Business Administration (John Tyler 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

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

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 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.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus or in your community.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Create LinkedIn 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.
  • Understand how you will fund your education. Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • 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.
ExperienceYear 2
  • Meet with your academic advisor
  • Use Navigate to remain on your pathway
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in ACC, ECO and MTH. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus: to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Practice using the statistical functions of Excel.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • 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.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.

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.
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 LinkedIn 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
  • Understand how you will fund your education. Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • 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
  • Meet with your academic advisor
  • Use Navigate to remain on your pathway
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in ACC, ECO and MTH. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus: to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Practice using the statistical functions of Excel.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • 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
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • 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

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

John Tyler 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
MTH 161Precalculus IMATH 1413Major (Business Foundation)
ACC 211Principles of Accounting IACCT 2033Major (Business Foundation)
BUS 100Introduction to BusinessBUSN 2013Major (Business Foundation)
ITE 115Introduction to Computer Applications and ConceptsINFO 160, 161, 1623Major (Business Foundation)
ACC 212Principles of Accounting IIACCT 2043Major (Business Foundation)
ECO 201Principles of Economics: MacroeconomicsECON 2113Major (Business Foundation)
ENG 112College Composition  IIUNIV 2003General education
CST 100 or CST 110Public Speaking or Introductions to CommunicationsBUSN 2253Major (Business Foundation)
ITE 140Spreadsheet SoftwareINFO 1653Major (Business Foundation)
ECO 202Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsECON 2103Major (Business Foundation)
FIN 215Financial ManagementFIRE 2XX3Elective
MTH 261Applied CalculusBUSN 2123Major (Business Foundation)
Laboratory ScienceLaboratory science (select 1): BIO 101, CHM 101, CHM 111. PHY 101, PHY 201 (ENV 121 will be accepted if Associate degree is completed) VCU equivalent4General education
PSY 200 or SOC 200Principles of Psychology or Principles of SociologyPSYC 101 or SOCY 1013General education
HIS ___History elective (select 1): HIS 111, 112, 121, 122, PLS 135VCU equivalent3General education
Laboratory ScienceLaboratory science (select 1): BIO 101, BIO 102, CHM 101, CHM 111. PHY 101, PHY 201 (ENV 121 will be accepted if Associate degree is completed)VCU equivalent4General education
PHI 220 or PHI 111Ethics or LogicPHIL 201 or PHIL 2213General education
MTH 245Statistics ISTAT 2103Elective
John Tyler Credits Transferred to VCU60
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
BUSN 325Organizational Communication3Major (Business Foundation)
BUSN 499Business Knowledge Exam0Major (Advanced Business Core )
FIRE 311Financial Management3Major (Advanced Business Core)
MGMT 303Creativity and Ideation3Major (Advanced Business Core)
MGMT 310Managing People in Organizations3Major (Advanced Business Core)
MGMT 434Strategic Management (capstone)3Major (Advanced Business Core)
MKTG 301Marketing Principles3Major (Advanced Business Core)
SCMA 301Business Statistics I (or open elective if VCU Business approves MTH 245 from John Tyler as substitute for this requirement)3Major (Advanced Business Core)
SCMA 302Business Statistics II3Major (Business Foundation)
FIRE 312Financial Modeling 3Major
FIRE 317Investments 3Major
FIRE 459Insurance Law 3Major
INFO 360Business Information Systems 3Major
MGMT 319 or BUSN 329Leadership or Introduction to Intercultural Communication 3Major
FIRE 309Risk and Insurance 3Major
FIRE 321Intermediate Financial Management 3Major
FIRE 479Managing Financial Risk 3Major
Restricted RMI electives (select two): ACCT 301, FIRE 429, FIRE 439, FIRE 449, FIRE 469 6Major
Approved RMI electives (select 3): see VCU advisor for course options9Major
Credits Completed at VCU63
Bachelor's degree total123
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