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Kate Manthey Director
Insurance and Risk Management
(920) 424-1424

Insurance and Risk Management Program

The UW Oshkosh Insurance and Risk Management Program was created to address the skills gap between those who don’t understand the business of insurance and yet would like a solid career in the industry. The program officially began in 2009 with 12 students, and currently enrolls more than 70 UWO students.

The program curriculum highlights the fundamentals of insurance, insurance company operations as well as property and casualty insurance products. It connects students to regional insurance company partners through company visits, career fairs and other networking opportunities. Alumna and program director Kate Manthey ’89, has 25 years in the insurance industry and is proud to help the next generation understand that a career in insurance is more than just sales—in reality, insurance is a relationship-based business.

Insurance and Risk Management Minor | 21 credits
Gain an understanding of insurance within the larger financial services industry.
Risk Management and Actuarial Science Minor | 21 credits

Students will acquire the core set of knowledge required to take national actuarial exams.
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Insurance and Risk Management Certificate | 9 credits

This certificate incorporates hands-on learning with our insurance partners through industry presentations, visits to insurance campuses, various networking events, and the offer of membership to Gamma Iota Sigma. Students will become more aware of the role that risk and insurance play in their own lives, as well as how society and businesses assess these concerns.

Partnering with Regional Insurance Carriers

This program would not be possible without the guidance and financial support of our Insurance & Risk Management Advisory Partnership:

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