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GCIE Focus: Temple University, Fox School of Business Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management

GCIE Focus: Temple University, Fox School of Business Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management

The Risk Management and Insurance Program and the Actuarial Science Program at the Fox School of Business, Temple University prepares students to navigate shifting responsibilities and evolving complexities of managing risk in a multinational context. The Department of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management (RIHM) offers BBA, Master of Science, and doctoral degrees that train students for workplace excellence and careers in academia.

With programs in Employee Benefits Management, and Property Casualty and Corporate Risk Management, our Risk Management students acquire the technical expertise and strategic vision to manage risk through a curriculum grounded in academic research and industry-proven knowledge taught by world-class faculty. Students benefit from a robust and active chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, a student professional organization affiliated with a national fraternity of insurance and risk management students.

Our Actuarial Science program is one of the most distinguished actuarial programs in North America. Our students have opportunities to develop a strong foundation in mathematics and statistics while being exposed to a wide range of business disciplines. Our program is recognized by the Society of Actuaries as a Center of Actuarial Excellence (CAE).

The department hosts several recurring events, including the H. Wayne Snider Distinguished Lecturer Series and the Bonnie Averbach Distinguished Guest Lecturer Series provide opportunities for our students to hear from leaders in the risk management and actuarial science marketplaces. The Robert A. Hedges Research Seminar Series brings leading academics to campus to share research and collaborate with Fox faculty and graduate students.


Year Established: 1924

2020 Program Size:
237 undergraduate Actuarial Science Majors/16 Master of Science Students

410 undergraduate Risk Management and Insurance Majors

2019-2020 Graduates:
58 undergraduate Actuarial Science Majors/6 Master of Science Graduates

185 undergraduate Risk Management and Insurance Majors

Carson, J. M., Ellis, C. M., Hoyt, R. E. and Ostaszewski, K. (2019), Sunk Costs and Screening: Two-Part Tariffs in Life Insurance. Journal Risk and Insurance. Early View: (Cameron Ellis is the Fox-affiliated author)

Grace, M. F., and Sjoquist, D.L. (2019), The Effect of Taxes on the Location of Property-Casualty Insurance Firms. Journal of Risk and Insurance. Early View: (Martin Grace is the Fox-affiliated author)

Collier, B.L., Haughwout, A.F., Kunreuther, H.C., and Michel-Kerjan, E.O. (2019), Firms' Management of Infrequent Shocks. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. (Benjamin Collier is the Fox-affiliated author.)