Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Center for Insurance & Risk Management

Students IRM

The Carl H. Lindner III Center for Insurance and Risk Management seeks to understand and improve how economies, enterprises and individuals manage risk.  The Insurance and Risk Management (IRM) program provides an undergraduate major and minor to prepare students for a variety of insurance and risk management careers. 


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  • The IRM Program is proud and pleased to report that IRM majors Lee Ann Wesley and Dan Martin have been awarded the AICPCU President's Scholarship, which gives them unlimited access to AICPCU courses and exams for three years.  The scholarships are highly competitive (with students from over 60 schools applying) and awarded based on merit and the student's academic and extracurricular activities.  
  • The University of Cincinnati Insurance and Risk Management degree program was recently approved as a Collegiate Studies School for the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) professional designation by the American Institute for Chartered Property & Casually Underwriters. 

Students can now add value to their resumes and get a jump start on their insurance and risk management careers by earning two course exam waivers towards the prestigious Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) insurance professional designation.

The Institutes' Collegiate Studies for CPCU program provides qualifying Risk Management and Insurance students an opportunity to waive up to two courses in the eight part CPCU program. Additionally, students who earn two CPCU course waivers and complete Ethics and the CPCU Code of Professional Conduct will also earn The Institutes' Collegiate Studies for CPCU Certificate.

As an approved university – UC students taking the IRM 4120 class and receiving a “B” or better final grade will automatically get the CPCU 552 – Property Risk Management and Insurance course exam waived.  Additionally, taking the three exams for the Associate in General Insurance (AINS) insurance professional designation (much of the course materials are taught in the IRM 3090 class here at UC) gets the student the AINS insurance professional designation and also waiver another CPCU part.

How Our Insurance and Risk Management Students will Benefit:

•      Students will gain valuable technical insurance and risk management knowledge that will help jump-start their insurance careers

•      Students will be able to build their resumes and set themselves apart from other job applicants

•      Shows a commitment to the insurance industry and to prospective employers 

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Slezak w Lt. Gov.

Courtesy of State of Ohio

  • Carl H. Lindner III Center for Insurance and Risk Management Center Director, Steve Slezak, recently met with Ohio's Lt. Governor, Mary Taylor, and many other higher education representatives to discuss the Ohio insurance industry and partnerships with higher education to address industry talent gaps. See left for photo of Prof. Slezak, Lt. Governor Taylor and other discussion attendees.
  • Center Director, Steve Slezak, featured in an article in the Gongwer News Service, a statehouse publication. Click here to read the article entitled, "Higher Education Institutions, Industry Leaders Look to Expand Interest in Insurance Careers".


  • UC Lindner College of Business student, Kaylie Ferrara, was recently awarded an educational scholarship from the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA). See more on Kaylie and the scholarship here.
  • The Center for Insurance and Risk Management, along with the Lindner Department of Diversity and Inclusion, Lindner Alumni Relations, Gamma Iota Sigma, and National Insurance Career Awareness Month, were pleased to host Mr. Christopher Holmes and Mr. Laurence Jones of RiskVersity and Legacy Investment Funds for an event held at Nippert Stadium on February 4th. See photos and more details under the Events page.
  • Welcome to Dr. Tong Yu, Research Scholar for the Carl H. Linder III for Insurance and Risk Management! Dr. Yu joins the center with research interests including risk management and insurance, empirical asset pricing, and financial intermediation. 



For up-to-date job postings, visit the HireUC website. Students can:

  • Search for full-time jobs, part-time jobs, and internships
  • Sign-up for on-campus interviews
  • Register for Career Fairs and Events

Center Director

Professor Steve Slezak, PhD
408 Carl H. Lindner Hall
Ph: 513-556-6531
Fax: 513-556-0979