Gain innovative expertise managing risk
The risk management and insurance specialization provides a business-accelerator environment that combines a strong core curriculum in fundamental business disciplines with expertise in managing organizational risk.
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Our program has been designated a Global Center of Insurance Excellence by the International Insurance Society. We are one of 20 institutions worldwide to receive this honor, which recognizes our commitment to the industry.
“Wisconsin is widely recognized for producing stellar leaders in risk management and insurance. Professor Joan Schmit described at my visit all the ways the program could help me pursue my interest in the field. But she also explained how I could integrate my interest in tech and analytics. It was a very different approach from other schools, where those passions were considered ancillary to the core curriculum.”
—Jenna Herr (MBA ’19)
Senior Risk and Compliance Specialist at Kearney
Jenna was named one of 100 MBAs to Watch, Poets & Quants 2019.
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Under the guidance of renowned faculty, leading executives, and innovative researchers, you will gain the practical and technical experience you need to lead your organization to success.
Average base salary(Class of 2019)
Prepare for leadership in whatever field of risk management and insurance you choose, in a variety of roles, including rotational corporate development programs. Our graduates have accepted full-time positions with six-figure salaries at some of the nation’s most respected firms.
Students in the risk management and insurance specialization are supported by an advisory board and an extensive alumni network of leading consultants, CEOs, and CFOs in a wide range of specialties and industries. Students value the mentor-driven engagement of our alumni in their career development.
The Wisconsin MBA curriculum integrates a strong foundation in general management with highly focused preparation in your chosen career field, starting with your first semester. This immediate immersion prepares you for success in an internship.
“From the fundamentals of risk management and insurance to cutting-edge InsureTech practices, I gained knowledge and hands-on learning experiences that broadened my horizons extensively. The Wisconsin MBA experience was a great investment in my future career success.”
—Xiaoming Gu, MBA
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