Risk Management magazine, published by the Risk and Insurance Management Society, has recognized Illinois State University as one of the top schools for graduates in insurance and risk management. The top five schools, in order, for the 2010-2011 period are University of Georgia, Temple University, Illinois State University, University of Wisconsin and Florida State University.
The Katie School, housed within the College of Business, works directly with the Department of Finance, Insurance and Law to prepare students for careers in the risk management and insurance professions. The school is guided by an advisory board comprised of insurance industry executives and provides numerous annual scholarships and grants to attract future industry leaders. A wide array of internships and a mentorship program provide students with the real world experience they need to be successful professionals after graduation. The Katie School also provides educational outreach to the local community and to the insurance industry.
“With the support and guidance of the Insurance Advisory Board of Executives the Katie School is able to attract the top students through scholarships, develop them through involvement in industry-related activities and help them find rewarding careers in the industry,” said Katie School Director Jim Jones. “This support, combined with the excellent classroom education provided by top ranked faculty in the Department of Finance, Insurance and Law, reinforces the recognition that we are a top program. We are thrilled to be recognized as one of the largest insurance programs by Risk Management magazine.”