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University of Colorado Denver Business School, offering Bachelor, MBA, MS, and PhD degrees

Business School, University of Colorado Denver
Specialized Areas of Study: Risk Management and Insurance

A Unique Program

The Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) Program at the University of Colorado Denver Business School educates students on minimizing and preventing loss as well as on managing risk across a variety of industries.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

A Need for New Talent

Risk exists in nearly every economic sector, industry and job function. Risk management makes business happen. It’s about people and their livelihoods. It’s about providing security, adding value and moving ahead. Without the underlying structure of insurance, the market wouldn’t survive.

There are more jobs in risk management than qualified people to fill them. Insurance employees in the U.S. are retiring at the rate of about 3,500 annually, while there are just 1,000 annual graduates with risk management degrees from U.S. universities.

At the same time, there is an increasing demand for specialists who understand finance and have the critical-thinking skills to make successful decisions about transferring risk. The Mountain West population has increased by 21 percent in the last decade with a parallel increase in the need for risk management professionals. The need for RMI graduates—particularly those coming from backgrounds currently underrepresented in the field—is greater than ever.​​​

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs​​

Earn a Bachelor’s degree, MBA or MS in Finance & Risk Management with a specialization in Risk Management & Insurance (RMI) or a minor in RMI.



Our industry partners generously support the RMI program with many scholarships. A listing of additional scholarships available to our students is also included.

Certificate in RMI Studies for Business Professionals

A busy professional can boost their career by earning a Certificate in Risk Management & Insurance (RMI) Studies with as little as 3 classes.


Career Opportunities

The RMI industry has a vast array of jobs available! A career in RMI offers variety, flexibility, above average advancement, income, and a sense of community. There are also opportunities to apply your previous education and experience in one of the nation’s most vital and stable sectors.

How to Enroll

Start the process to enroll in the RMI program and register for RMI classes.



One of the significant features of the RMI Program is an internship. Work in an insurance carrier’s adjusting department or in a risk management department for a governmental entity or in an independent agent’s office. The opportunities are varied, and may be local or national.

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