RMI Facilitator, Cindy Baroway, wins Laube Community Impact Award
Cindy Baroway was one of three University of Colorado Denver Business School faculty members who were recently honored with the Laube Community Impact Award. The award is designed to build connections between the Business School and the greater business community by recognizing Business School faculty and staff who have engaged in activities that promote visibility and the reputation of the Business School within the business community. The award was established in 2005 by David Laube, Board of Advisor’s Chairman from 2002-2006, and executive in Residence at the Business School.
This innovative program is bridging the talent gap
The Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) program is designed to produce a new generation of professionals with the critical thinking skills, specialized knowledge and managerial acumen that insurance companies seek in their leaders. Launched in Spring 2011 as a specialization in the undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree, the program expanded to the graduate level in Fall 2011.
Risk is a pervasive reality that traverses all industries and types of organizations. With the recent global financial upheavals, the difference between success and failure is increasingly linked to an organization’s ability to manage and minimize risk, while finding ways to do business more effectively.
Students in the undergraduate RMI program gain:
An in-depth understanding of the benefits insurance provides as well as the creation of insurance contracts and internal operations
Valuable tools and methods for identifying, measuring and handling both insurable and uninsurable risk
Hands-on exposure, through internships provided by the local industry, that allows students to apply their knowledge to the work environment
An aging workforce means that in the next ten years, more than 50 percent of Baby Boomers will retire, leaving companies with upper management positions to fill. This program was designed to give tomorrow’s executives the first-hand experience and the preparation to take on the complex challenges facing the insurance and risk management industry. This unique degree program gives graduates the edge needed to make them immediately effective in the work place, a benefit to both the graduate and the employer.
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