The Wisconsin Full-Time MBA curriculum integrates a strong foundation in general management with highly focused preparation in your chosen career field. You will begin taking courses in your career specialization right away. This early start helps you achieve your full potential and makes your applied learning experiences richer.

The risk management and insurance specialization in the Wisconsin MBA Program provides applied learning opportunities that engage you in real-world business problems and connect you with industry leaders. Students learn from and exchange ideas with executives who are at the forefront of industry practices. These experiences prepare students to launch successful careers in firms with risk management challenges.

In addition to the courses listed here, the curriculum also includes electives in risk management such as insurance company operations; risk financing techniques; and sustainability, environmental, and social risk management. Students can also choose electives in other business topics for cross-functional career preparation.

First Year

First Semester

  • Data to Decisions*
  • Financial Accounting*
  • Introduction to Financial Management*
  • Leading and Working in Teams*
  • Marketing Management*
  • Operations Management*
  • Principles of Risk Management
  • Risk Management and Insurance Topics

Second Semester

  • Leadership*
  • Ethics, Integrity and Society*
  • Integrated Company Analysis*
  • Business Strategy*
  • Economics for Managers*
  • Management Insurance Enterprise OR Commercial Insurance
  • Advanced Topics in Risk Management OR Seminar in Risk Management and Insurance
  • Elective 

Second Year

First Semester

  • Financial Statement Analysis OR Managerial Accounting
  • Management of the Insurance Enterprise OR Sustainability Risk Management
  • Risk Financing OR Risk Analytics and Behavioral Science
  • Risk Management and Insurance Topics
  • Elective 

Second Semester

  • Management of the Insurance Enterprise OR Commercial Insurance Contracts
  • Legal Issues for Managers
  • Advanced Topics in Risk Management OR Seminar in Risk Management and Insurance
  • Risk Financing OR Risk Analytics and Behavioral Science
  • Elective

*Core courses, taken by all Wisconsin Full-Time MBA students, provide a foundation in key functional areas of business and essential managerial skills. The curriculum shown is representative of the course of study; specific course offerings may vary.

David Olson

“World-class learning from industry thought leaders: something to expect from a top-tier education. My time here in the risk management and insurance specialization in the Wisconsin MBA Program has more than met that expectation.”

— David Olson, MBA