Academics
Areas of Study

Overview

The Office of Risk Management and Insurance conserves institutional resources by identifying and managing risk.

We provide the following services to the Gallaudet community:

  • Develop safety, claim-prevention, and legal compliance programs for students, faculty, teachers, and staff
  • Procure cost-effective insurance
  • Minimize the impact of claims against the institution
  • Support the University’s business and academic activities

Please refer the Administration and Operations Manual Section 2.24 Risk Management for more information.

For questions or additional information, please contact us.

Courses

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for freshmen. Students may enroll in 195 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ

This course starts with a broad overview of ways to manage risk, and the approach taken by insurance companies to contain these risks. The nature of the insurance contract, the various types of insurance, and their routine components are examined. The use of insurance as a solution for business problems is also explored. Because most employee group benefits are insurance related, those components of a benefit plan are a focal point of the course. Topics such as insurer solvency and profitability, insurance regulation, insurance contracts, and loss exposures mainly in the area of property and liability insurance will be covered.

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for freshmen. Students may enroll in 295 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ

This course will look at current issues in the Property/Casualty insurance industry. Basic principles, functions and uses of property & casualty insurance; types of policy contracts; calculation of premiums reserves; organization management; supervision of companies.

Primary course focus is on evaluating life insurance policies. The nature and importance of life insurance within the individual and business perspective and techniques for evaluating life insurance contracts will be covered. Whole Life, Term Life and Key Person Life Insurance will be analyzed. Cost/benefit analysis of various types of life insurance, both individual and business will be addressed.

The course covers off-shore financing, role of reinsurance, history of alternative risk financing, forecasting risk loss, capital market functions, forming captive insurance companies, and use of derivatives in risk management.

This course covers property and casualty underwriting through the principles of underwriting; strategic underwriting techniques; the insurance production environment; and insurance agency management tools and processes. Students will learn to assess whether to accept insurance risks (or groups of risks) and at what price.

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for juniors. Students may enroll in 395 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ

This course is designed to give greater coverage to those risk management and insurance topics that are not covered in great detail in other courses. Such as risk assessment and mapping, emerging risks, insurance markets, risk transfer and risk financing, insurance economics, catastrophe risks, Social Security, Public health Insurance, and international risk issues.

Enterprise Risk Management comprehensively addresses all risks faced by an organization - pure risk, speculative financial risks, strategic risks, operational risks and other risks. This course is designed to apply the theories and techniques in the process of planning, organizing, leading and controlling the activities of an organization to minimize risks. It also provides an overview of risk management and insurance markets and products that can be used to help manage the organization¿s risk. In addition, several valuation and risk management tools and models designed to measure and manage risk will be introduced and discussed.

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for seniors. Students may enroll in 495 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ

Reading, research, discussion, laboratory work or other project according to the interests and/or needs of the students.

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Risk Management and Insurance

Davina Kwong Yu

College Hall 312

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