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Ole Miss Risk Management and Insurance Program

Upcoming Events

- Ole Miss RMI Career Fair - Thursday, February 29, 2024
- Ole Miss Insurance Symposium - March 20-21, 2024


The Ole Miss RMI program is one of only 34 Global Centers of Insurance Excellence that have been recognized across 11 countries. Our program is among the oldest and largest in the US and our alumni network is strong and wide. Your future is secure in this degree program where graduates accept jobs and internships across the country each year. The vast majority of graduates accept positions in the risk and insurance industry upon graduation.

Our award-winning faculty give students the knowledge and tools they need to succeed in their careers. Advisory board members mentor students and help keep the program connected to the industry. Other highlights include RMI career fairs, an RMI resume book, an annual insurance symposium, an active RMI fraternity that hosts guest speakers and networking events, generous scholarships, an established summer internship program, opportunities to earn credit towards professional designations, and funded student travel to conferences.


Risk impacts individuals, businesses, and governments across the entire world. Without risk there is no reward. The RMI curriculum focuses on commercial risk management and culminates in a capstone course where you will perform a comprehensive risk management audit of a company, write a detailed report of risk control and transfer recommendations, and present your solutions to a panel of experts. You will also find out where you fit best in the industry by working as an intern - most students earn 6 hours of academic credit for working paid summer internships. Student internships include duties ranging from designing social media strategies for insurance brokers to underwriting insurance policies.


There is a rewarding career for every personality type and skill set in the RMI industry. Most of our graduates work in one of these roles.
- Insurance Agent/Broker
- Underwriter
- Risk Manager/Analyst
- Claims Analyst
- Account Executive
- Client Support Specialist


We are committed to preparing our students for successful careers and connecting them with high quality employers. Some of the firms that hire our students include:
- All Risks
- Arthur J. Gallagher
- AssuredPartners
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield
- Bass Underwriters
- Brown & Brown
- Brown & Riding
- Burns & Wilcox
- BXS Insurance
- Chubb
- Eastern Alliance
- FCCI Insurance
- Fisher Brown Bottrell
- HUB International
- IAT Specialty
- Liberty Mutual
- Lipscomb & Pitts
- Lockton
- LP Risk
- Markel
- McGriff, Seibels, and Williams
- Northwestern Mutual
- Ross & Yerger
- RT Specialty
- Sedgwick
- Southern Farm Bureau Life
- State Farm
- Travelers
- UnitedHealthcare
- Zurich