Appalachian State University's Risk Management and Insurance (BSBA) degree prepares you for careers in claims, underwriting, actuarial sciences, brokerage, sales, customer services, human resources and information technology systems. With so many career paths, potential work environments include office, home and field.
So, what can you do with a business degree If you re someone who enjoys the professionalism and high-powered nature of big business, then you re likely to be considering a business degree as a stepping stone to a high-status, high-salary career. In today's world, corporate business careers are available in pretty much every sector you can think of; all industries need strong leaders, managers, financial advisors and market-savvy decision-makers. For many business graduates, however, the traditional pathways still hold a strong appeal including careers in the banking and financial sectors, consultancy, human resources and marketing roles.
If a straightforward corporate career is failing to get you excited, then a business program can also give you the skills to create your own business, or to take on business and management roles within more creative industries, be that fashion, media, or even the charity sector.
Insurance is a global industry that employs more than 2.3 million people in the United States alone. Jobs are available in risk management and insurance (RMI). In recent years the number of graduates from the nation's RMI programs met only 10-15 percent of the industry's needs. Appalachian's Brantley Risk and Insurance Center was ranked 5th in Risk Management Magazine's 2012 list of The 10 Largest Risk and Insurance Schools. The Center is committed to developing the finest insurance talent and involves students with industry professionals by arranging guest speakers, shadow days and travel opportunities including the Independent Insurance Association of North Carolina (IIANC) Conference and the annual Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Conference. The center also holds an extensive career fair twice a year, allowing students unparalleled access to employers regarding internships and full-time career opportunities. Employers include: Amica All Risks AmWINS Auto Owners Insurance Axa Equitable Banker's Life & Casualty BB&T Insurance House Key Risk Liberty Mutual National General
Programme Structure Courses include : Financial Management Survey of Investments Insurance Operations Derivatives and Financial Risk Management International Insurance Markets
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements Submit a complete application prior to the notification period deadline. A complete application includes the following items: A completed online application; A non-refundable application fee of $55. Appalachian accepts Official Application Fee Waivers from the College Board, ACT and National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). For questions about fee waivers please contact your High School College Counselor; Official copy of high school transcripts that includes grades 9 to 12; Official test scores (either SAT or ACT); Official college transcripts submitted directly to Appalachian from each previously attended institution; (this is especially important for students from Early College and Middle College schools) or Additional information requested, upon submission of your application, by the Office of Admissions. BSBA business majors must meet specific requirements to be admitted to the College of Business. Unless a student is admitted to the COB through the BSBA program, there are restrictions on the number and types of business courses for which the student is eligible to register. Students who are not yet officially admitted to the College of Business through the BSBA program can take any business courses at the 1000 and 2000 level, but no more than five business courses at the 3000/4000 level.If you have not already taken the Basic Computer Skills Proficiency Test, you should take it as soon as possible. Students who do not pass this test after two attempts must make a passing grade in CIS 1026 (which will count as elective credit). You are not required to take the test if you prefer to take the course