The Center for Insurance Studies (CIS) was established in 1998. The goal of CIS is to create an organization that attracts and educates talented individuals who are committed to professional careers in the insurance industry: including property, casualty, life, benefits, risk management, and health care components. The emphasis is on careers in actuarial analysis, claims, financial planning, marketing, risk management, portfolio management, sales, technology and underwriting. CIS is pleased to function as a bridge between the academic and insurance and financial services community.
CIS supports programs in: Risk Management and Insurance undergraduate/MBA concentration, Actuary Science Cognate, Insurance and Financial Services track, and Insurance Marketing Entrepreneurship. Our students may opt to waive two CPCU exams if they earn a “B” or higher grade in specific insurance classes. We also take part in the UACIC program for CIC whereby they may be able to have two parts of the five part program completed upon graduation.
In addition to the scholarship, internship, and job opportunities: students also benefit from support for Gamma Iota Sigma and events held by CIS such as the Actuary Leadership Forum, Insurance Day, and the Jim Gutmann Speaker Series. With more than 1,500 graduates placed and 1.100 total annual course enrollment, CIS becomes the largest Risk Management and Insurance program west of the Mississippi.
CIS was honored in 2017 by being designated as one of twenty universities worldwide as a Global Center for Insurance Excellence (GCIE) by the International Insurance Society.