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Risk Management and Insurance, Bachelor of Science

This degree program teaches students the skills necessary to master the financial, legal, and economic theories at the heart of corporate risk management.

This degree program teaches students the skills necessary to master the financial, legal, and economic theories at the heart of corporate risk management. This includes understanding such concepts and tools as risk analysis and transfer/financing. Emphasis is also placed on developing outstanding communication skills, which is necessary for achieving success in today’s competitive business environment. Students with strong problem-solving and communications skills gain the critical thinking needed to make key decisions under fluctuating circumstances.

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  • Queens Campus
  • Manhattan Campus
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This multifaceted, professional degree program is fully accredited by the prestigious the AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Leveraging St. John's metropolitan location, students have access to the University's longstanding relationships with leading New York-area financial and insurance organizations and to mentoring support from local alumni – who are leading professionals in the field of risk management. We also offer apprenticeship and apprenticeship opportunities, scholarships, job placement services, and student discounts for exam preparation courses offered by the Center for Professional Education.

Department Contact

Mark J. Browne, Ph.D.


101 Astor Place Manhattan Room 215



Business Core

  • ACC 2370
  • BUA  2334
  • FIN 2310
  • LAW 1310
  • MGT 1301
  • MGT 3325
  • MGT 4329
  • MKT 2301
  • RMI 1301
  • Tech Elective
  • Business/General Elective (6 cr.)
  • Business Elective (6 cr.)

Risk Management & Insurance Major (18 cr.)

  • RMI 3333 Commercial Property Risk Management & Insurance
    RMI 4334 Commercial Liability Risk Management and Insurance
  • RMI 3335 Life, Health, and Employee Benefits
  • RMI 4360 Corporate Risk Management
  • RMI 4390 Insurance Industry Operations 
  • RMI Electives (6 cr.)

Business Core

  • ACC 2370
  • BUA  3311
  • LAW 1301
  • MGT 2301
  • MGT 3325
  • MGT 4329
  • MKT 2301
  • FIN 3388
  • Tech Elective
  • Business/General Elective (6 cr.)
  • Business Elective (6 cr.)

Risk Management & Insurance Major - Quantitative Risk and Insurance Track (18 cr.)

  • ACT 2322          Advanced Calculus and Statistics
  • ACT 2333          Probability Theory
  • ACT 2334          Theory of Interest
  • RMI 3388         Computer Applications in Insurance
  • RMI Elective (6 cr.)

RMI 3335: Life-Health, Pension & SSI offered in both Fall and Spring semesters 
Total Credits 120

** Eligible for CPCU Waiver

Further Specializations

Fast-Track programs are cost-efficient and time-saving ways to allow students to advance to a master’s degree from their B.S. in Risk Management and Insurance.  Students who select a fast-track to an advanced degree must complete an online application and meet the graduate program's admission standards. Students should seek early program guidance from their adviser in anticipation of applying to a Fast-Track Program. Available Fast Track programs for Risk Management and Insurance majors are:

Facts and Figures

Every company wants to attract top talent for their organization, and St. John’s University students are prepared to deliver. Graduates from the School of Risk Management (SRM) are sought for their combination of exceptional industry knowledge and technical skills. 


students enrolled in our undergraduate and graduate degree programs


placement rate for undergraduates with permanent work authorization


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Our Students

Dena Saglimbeni ’14TCB
Risk Management and Insurance Major Interned at Willis of New York and XL Group

Working with the Thrower Center has been crucial to my professional development while studying risk management and insurance at the Tobin College of Business. They provided the guidance and support I needed to obtain two industry-related internships. These experiences outside the classroom armed me with important technical knowledge and skills. Through the Center's numerous career and networking activities, I learned about the many career options open to me within the industry. As a School of Risk Management graduate, I’m ready to begin my career.

Davy Tok ’14TCB
Actuarial Science Major Interned at Major League Baseball, Aspen Insurance, and Aon Hewitt

Since my first day at the School of Risk Management, the Thrower Center has played an integral role in helping me achieve my career goals. I sought out the résumé writing, job search, and networking services provided and took full advantage of the individualized coaching and résumé referrals. The experiential education opportunities have been invaluable. I participated in three very different internships and acquired a full-time job offer before graduation. The chance to interact with alumni, corporate recruiters, and executives, as well as participate in specialized events and workshops, has given me an exceptional undergraduate experience.


Quantitative Risk and Insurance (QRI) Track
A score of 550 on the SAT-MATH or its equivalent is required for admission, in addition to the other admission requirements set by the university and the Tobin College of Business.

For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online or contact:

Alma Rivera
Academic Advisor
Undergraduate Advisement
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Manhattan Campus
101 Astor Place
Room 236
New York, NY 10003-7132

[email protected]

Success at St. John's

Nekayle Whitaker  ’19TCB, ’20GSRM

From Classroom to CEO: St. John’s Enterprise Risk Management Grad’s Leap to Startup Success

Nekayle Whitaker  ’19TCB, ’20GSRM earned a Master of Science degree in Enterprise Risk Management from the Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science (GSRM) at The Peter J. Tobin College of Business on the Manhattan, NY, campus of St. John’s University.

Nekayle Whitaker ’19TCB, ’20GSRM The Peter J. Tobin College of Business


A resident of Queens, NY, Mr. Whitaker is President of iSolvRisk Inc. This risk management tech startup aims to expand the talent pool in the insurance industry by gamifying risk management.

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