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RMI 301 (F)
FUNDAMENTALS OF RISK AND INSURANCE
3 credits

Introduction to the underlying principles, practices, and the legal aspects of insurance; discussion of industry structure and company operations; survey of personal lines (auto, homeowners, and life) and commercial lines coverages.

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RMI 301 (F) (CROSS-LISTED WITH FIN 301) (FALL)
FUNDAMENTALS OF RISK AND INSURANCE
3 credits credits

Introduction to the underlying principles, practices, and legal aspects of insurance; discussion of industry structure and company operations; and survey of personal lines (auto, homeowners, and life) and commercial lines coverages.


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RMI 313 (S (Cross-listed with FIN 313))
EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANNING
3 credits

A study of the nature and operation of employer-sponsored benefit plans offered in a complex socioeconomic and political environment. Topics include mandated benefits such as Social Security, workers compensation, and unemployment insurance, as well as a more in-depth examination of group life, health, disability, and qualified and non-qualified retirement plans. Emphasis is on benefit plan design, administration, cost, funding, and regulation as viewed from a benefit manager’s financial perspective. Same as FIN 313. Prerequisite: RMI 301 or permission of program coordinator and BUS 208.

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RMI 314 (F (Cross-listed with FIN 314))
RISK MANAGEMENT
3 credits

Designed to acquaint the student with the nature of risk management and the role of the risk manager in business or governmental organizations. Emphasis on the risk management process of identification and measurement of loss exposures and selection of treatment techniques including finance and control techniques from a holistic perspective. Same as FIN 314. Prerequisites: RMI 301 or permission of program coordinator, BUS 202, BUS 208.

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RMI 350 (F, S, Summer)
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (JUNIOR STANDING)
3 credits

This is a full-time, paid, approximately four-month assignment in a cooperating firm.

Involves job-related learning under faculty supervision. The position must be approved by the department; consult the Experiential Education Adviser in the Finance Department for registration information. A co-op counts as a free elective or as a course towards the RMI minor. Grading for co-ops is on a pass/fail basis (grading for internships is on a letter grade, i.e., not pass/fail, basis); the faculty member who is supervising the experience has the discretion as to whether to roster it as a co-op or internship. Students in the Business Scholars Co-op Program must take it pass/fail. Prerequisites: 2.5 minimum GPA (higher for students in the Business Scholars Co-op Program) and completion of BUS 206 or 208.

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RMI 360, 460 (F, S, Summer)
PART-TIME INTERNSHIP IN RISK MANAGEMENT
3 credits

Part-time, generally non-paid, employment in a risk management/insurance setting to provide on-the-job training.

Involves appropriate job-related learning assignments under faculty supervision. The position must be approved by the department; consult the Experiential Education Adviser in the RMI Program for registration information. An internship counts as a free elective or as a course towards the RMI minor. Grading for internships is on a letter grade, i.e., not pass/fail, basis. The number 360 is used if taken in junior year and 460 if taken in senior year. Prerequisites: 2.5 minimum GPA and completion of BUS 206 or 208 or RMI 301.

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RMI 365, 465 (F, S, Summer)
FULL-TIME INTERNSHIP IN RISK MANAGEMENT
3 credits

Full-time, paid employment in a risk management/insurance setting to provide on-the-job training.

Involves appropriate job-related learning assignments under faculty supervision. The position must be approved by the department; consult the Experiential Education Adviser in the RMI Program for registration information. An internship counts as a free elective or a course towards the RMI minor. Grading for internships is on a letter grade, i.e., not pass/fail, basis (grading for co-ops is on a pass/fail basis); the Experiential Education Advisor in the Finance department has the discretion as to whether to roster it as a co-op or internship. The number 365 is used if taken in junior year and 465 if taken in senior year. Prerequisites: 2.5 minimum GPA and completion of BUS 206 or 208 or RMI 301.

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RMI 420 (S (Cross-listed with FIN 420))
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF THE INSURANCE FIRM
3 credits

A functional course emphasizing the interrelationships among underwriting, investment, regulation, and other aspects of insurance company operations. Statutory accounting principles are studied. Spreadsheets are used to demonstrate effective financial management of the insurance firm. Same as FIN 420. Prerequisites: RMI 301 or permission of program coordinator and BUS 202, 206 and 208.

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RMI 450 (F, S)
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (SENIOR STANDING)
3 credits

This is a full-time, paid, four- to eight-month assignment in a cooperating firm.

Involves job-related learning under faculty supervision. The position must be approved by the department; consult the Experiential Education Adviser in the Finance Department for registration information. A co-op counts as a free elective or as a course towards the RMI minor. Grading for co-ops is on a pass/fail basis (grading for internships is on a letter grade, i.e., not pass/fail, basis); the faculty member who is supervising the experience has the discretion as to whether to roster it as a co-op or internship. Students in the Business Scholars Co-op Program must take it pass/fail. Prerequisites: 2.5 minimum GPA (higher for students in the Business Scholars Co-op Program) and completion of BUS 206 or 208.

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