The Actuarial Science, Risk Management & Insurance program implements an innovative approach to education through applied learning and leadership both inside and outside of the classroom. As a nationally recognized Center of Actuarial Excellence, we continuously improve the insurance field by contributing cutting-edge and relevant research, building bridges with industry, and instilling success in our students. Our department boasts a rich history in both Actuarial Science and Risk Management and Insurance. Through access to remarkable faculty as well as a strong network of industry leaders, our students receive a world-class education to prepare them for success in an increasingly risky world.


We cultivate and disseminate ideas through research and educational programs in areas relating to strategic risk management, decision-making under uncertainty, business analytics, and actuarial science. These activities both inform business and public policy decision-making and propel the delivery of highly valued applied educational programs.


We are globally recognized as thought leaders in domains relating to the strategic management of risk, business analytics, actuarial science, and insurance. Through the excellence of our scholarship and the quality of our educational programs, we positively influence our profession as well as the lives of our students, alumni, and those whom they touch.


We value knowledge. We have a passion for learning and strive for excellence in knowledge creation. We aspire to be a critical component of the circle of knowledge, both learning from and sharing with academic peers, industry experts, and students in our program.

We value excellence. We have a reputation for excellence in everything we do and regularly seek out opportunities for greatness and distinction.

We value leadership. We are known worldwide as innovative thought leaders in our field and we instill leadership skills and values to others in the classroom and beyond.

We value connections. We believe in service to our students, industry, the community, and alumni, and we excel in fostering open lines of communication with and among them.