Academic Programs

The Lindner College of Business 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 Institute's 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.

Lindner students taking the IRM 4120 class and receiving a final grade of B or better 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.

Benefits to our students

  • 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

Why Insurance and Risk Management?

The Insurance industry employs many people in a variety of functional jobs, including those in accounting, finance, information systems, advertising, sales and sales management, and operations.

Risk management is conducted by specially trained professionals who identify and strategically manage the risks inherent in doing business in a variety of different industries (e.g., financial services, health care, entertainment, manufacturing, construction, etc).

The insurance industry and the risk management profession help people and businesses flourish by managing the risks that stifle business and personal growth.

The insurance industry and risk management profession in Ohio and across the nation has many job openings and a significant need to hire talented people to become the next generation of leaders in many of the country’s top-rated companies.

To respond to this need, the Finance Department in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business, supported by Carl H. Lindner III Center for Insurance and Risk Management, offers two undergraduate programs in the Lindner College of Business.