Risk Management and Insurance

Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)

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What you will learn in this program

Risk Management and Insurance scholars ask questions such as: What legal restrictions govern tax shelters in Canada? How is loss data analyzed? What is the best way to develop a loss prevention strategy?

Risk Management involves formally identifying and evaluating risk, and choosing the most efficient way to pay for and recover from potential loss. One method often considered to handle potential losses is insurance, which is the organized sharing of losses across individuals and companies. Over the course of your studies you'll develop an understanding of the risk management process, insurance products for business, and insurance company operations. You'll complete formal presentations, group projects and various case studies during the course of your degree.

Career opportunities

​As a graduate of the Risk Management and Insurance program, you'll be prepared for global career opportunities in the areas of banking, underwriting, insurance, and more. A degree in commerce can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.

Courses you'll take:

Introduction to Business Analytics, Introduction to Business Skills, Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance, Principles of Macroeconomics, ​Principles of Microeconomics

Admission requirements and information

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Program Highlights

Program enhancements

Collaborative team work - Interact with your peers while learning to collaborate on projects.

Work experience

Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.

Hands-on opportunities

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.

Program enhancements

Mentorship opportunities - A formal or informal relationship where you connect with, and learn from, an established professional.

​My experience with the risk management and insurance program was great. I had some great professors who really cared about our future successes and were always there to help. In fact, I still keep in contact with a professor today who I can always count on for advice. It’s not always just career-wise, but also about life in general. The risk management and insurance program allowed me to build relationships and taught me how to network, which has helped make my transition into the workforce fairly smooth.

​Scott A., BComm’13

Did you know? You can earn two degrees in five years. Learn more about combined degree program options.

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Faculty Information

Haskayne School of Business
Scurfield Hall, Room 343
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
403.220.5685