Want a unique major with endless career opportunities? The only program of its kind in Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University’s Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) program is perfect for students who want to work in an industry that helps families and businesses secure their financial futures through the responsible management of risk. Located in the business school, our program was rated as a top five program in the United States by Best’s Review.

Degree Concentrations

Bachelor’s Minor
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Risk Management and Insurance (Online)


Job Opportunities for Graduates

  • Insurance agent
  • Underwriter
  • Claims adjuster/examiner
  • Risk Manager
  • Broker
  • Reinsurance underwriter
  • Pension plan analyst
  • Employee benefits manager

Career Outlook

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Scholarship Opportunities

Students in the RMI program are eligible to apply for the following scholarships:

  • Annual Scholarship Benefit and Golf Outing
  • Kentucky Farm Bureau Scholarship
  • Women Leaders in Insurance and Financial Services
  • KEMI Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship ($15,000 annually)
  • Burke A. Christensen Legacy Scholarship
  • Insurance Studies
  • Bluegrass Association of Insurance Women
  • George Clark Scholarship
  • Jack Keir Endowment Fund
  • KACo-EKU Insurance Agents Scholarship
  • RIMS/CPCU Scholarship
  • Jack C. Keir Inc. Endowment Fund
  • KACo-EKU Insurance Studies Endowment Trust
  • Northern Kentucky Insurance Agents Scholarship Endowment
  • Dr. Pete Kensicki Scholarship Fund
  • The Tom Nuckles Endowed Insurance Scholarship
  • Risk and Insurance Management Society/Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters

For scholarship information, please visit RMI: What About Scholarships?


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