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Center for Risk Management & Insurance (CRMI)

In 2008, business faculty at UW Oshkosh identified a future need in the risk management and insurance industry. Research indicated that more than 50% of individuals in the risk management and insurance industry plan on retiring by the year 2020. That leaves 400,000 jobs to fill in this industry and a substantial lack of educated talent to fill those roles. 

The Center for Risk Management and Insurance was created to address this skills gap. The program officially began with 12 students in 2009 and today has more than 70 UW Oshkosh students involved in the program. Through this program, insurance students are provided with numerous annual scholarships and grants to help attract them as future industry leaders. In addition, every student benefits from an internship and mentorship program to receive hands-on experience needed to be successful after graduation. 

The bottom line—we are supplying a steady stream of highly-proficient graduates to an industry in great need of such talent. 

The Center for Risk Management and Insurance also provides educational outreach and continuing education opportunities to the local community and the insurance industry. 

The Curriculum 


Students can pursue academic opportunities in risk management and insurance in the following ways: 

Minor in Insurance & Financial Planning (21 credits) 

  • Principles of Risk & Insurance 
  • Personal Financial Planning 
  • Commercial Insurance 
  • Advanced Risk Management 
  • Plus 9 Elective Credits 

Minor in Risk Management & Actuarial Science (21 credits) 

  • Principles of Risk & Insurance 
  • Advanced Risk Management 
  • Financial Mathematics 
  • Probability 
  • Linear Models 
  • Plus 6 Additional Credits from: Stochastic Processes, Econometrics, Time Series Analysis, etc. 

Students can also participate in the new Risk Management and Insurance Major planned for 2014. 

For More Information



Contact , Executive Director of the Center for Risk Management and Insurance and Professor of Finance at 
(920) 424-7194.

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