Jul 15, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Insurance & Risk Management, BBA


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Priscilla Oehlert, MBA, Director, Insurance and Risk Management Center
B452, 713-226-5552

Insurance & Risk Management faculty: Hurley, Oehlert

Students are taught risk management processes for handling business and personal risk exposures including property and liability risks, financial planning, employee benefits and international loss exposures. Courses include content developed by and in collaboration with The Institutes, The American College and the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research for industry professional designations. These designations are recognized throughout the world and sought by industry professionals and hiring managers, giving UHD graduates a differentiator from other business graduates. Students that earn this degree will have opportunities to interact with industry professionals to evaluate different career paths, apply for internships and secure career positions in this dynamic profession.

Insurance and risk management is one of the fastest-growing international business opportunities with a rapidly expanding number of new and replacement positions opening in the next two decades. Within the first five years in the industry, insurance and risk management careers rank third highest in earnings for college graduates. Students can choose from careers with mega-large international companies to entrepreneurial operations and find a lifetime of new and interesting educational and skill development experiences in a diverse and upwardly mobile profession.

Program Outcomes

  1. Insurance and Risk Management majors will produce effective written communication
  2. Insurance and Risk Management majors will demonstrate effective oral communication
  3. Insurance and Risk Management majors will employ analytical thinking
  4. Insurance and Risk Management majors will demonstrate knowledge of the BBA common Core
  5. Insurance and Risk Management majors will recognize and resolve an ethical dilemma
  6. Insurance and Risk Management majors will effectively utilize technology
  7. Insurance and Risk Management majors will demonstrate expertise in the Insurance and Risk Management field

Bachelor of Business Administration Programs


All majors within the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program administered by the Marilyn Davies College of Business share a common core of general education requirements and a common core of business course requirements. These two core areas must be completed in addition to the major discipline requirements.

Students must complete all general education core requirements prior to enrolling in upper-division courses. Upon completion of the Common Core requirements and earning the requisite GPA, students should file for admission to the Marilyn Davies College of Business.

Degree Requirements


Preparatory Requirements

All students seeking a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston-Downtown must complete the common core requirements.

Common Core Requirements (42 hours)


Common core requirements may be filled by taking any of the courses listed as options under the heading of Common Core Requirements  detailed in the Undergraduate Academic Programs section. To fulfill the mathematics requirement, MATH 1301  is recommended. To fulfill the institutional requirement, UHD 1301  - BUS, “Digital Competency for College Success and Beyond” is recommended for freshman students. Transfer students who haven’t completed the institutional requirement are recommended to take either UHD 2301  - BUS “Business of Success” or UHD 2301  - BUS, “Computer Competency and Skills for Success.”

Business Core Requirements (45-48 hours)


Degree Requirements


Preparatory Requirements (42 hours)


Students must complete all common core requirements listed under the heading of Common Core Requirements  detailed in the Undergraduate Academic Programs section prior to enrolling in upper-level courses.

Business Core Requirements (48 hours)


See the list of Business Core requirements under the section titled Bachelor of Business Administration Programs.

Total: (120 hours)


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