College Programs Evolve In Step With Industry

 Monday, December 6, 2021

 Business Insurance

Education at some of the nation’s leading risk management and insurance schools is changing to keep pace with trends driving the industry as educators add courses and content to remain relevant.

Students are increasingly taught more about technology as it transforms the insurance industry, and practical experience through collaborative exercises is also emphasized.

‘There’s really a huge amount of change happening in the insurance industry right now,’ said Stephen H. Shore, department chair and professor in the department of risk management and insurance at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University in Atlanta. ‘We need to expose students to where the industry is going, not just where it is right now,’ he said.

Georgia State has introduced courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels on insurtech including ‘how technology is changing the pricing and process of the product,’ Mr. Shore said.

At the master’s level, risk management students even get courses in coding. The school also offers a doctorate program in risk management and insurance.
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