Degree requirements: 122 hours
Major requirements: 61 hours
- Students will understand and apply the processes for identifying risk and measuring risk, as well as the various methods for managing risk (e.g., mitigation, insurance, diversification and hedging).
- Students will understand the conditions that hinder the trading/sharing of risk, including correlation in outcomes, moral hazard, adverse selection and transaction costs.
- Students will understand and apply the models for pricing insurance products.
- Students will understand the institutional context in which insurance is sold, including regulation, ownership structure and marketing channels.
Carolina Core/General Education Requirements
1. CMW: Carolina Core Effective, Engaged and Persuasive Communication: Writing (6 hours)
ARP: Carolina Core Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving (6-8 hours)
- MATH 122 — Calculus for Business Administration and Social Sciences or MATH 141
- STAT 206 — Elementary Statistics for Business
SCI: Carolina Core Scientific Literacy
- Two approved Carolina Core Scientific Literacy courses including one laboratory course
- GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-8 hours)
Students shall demonstrate in one foreign language the ability to comprehend the topic
and the main ideas in written and, with the exception of Latin and Ancient Greek,
spoken texts on familiar subjects. This ability can be demonstrated by achieving a
score of two or better on a USC foreign language test. Those failing to do so much
satisfactorily complete equivalent study of foreign language at USC.
GHS: Carolina Core Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking
Any approved Carolina Core History course
GSS: Carolina Core Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (3 hours)
Any approved Carolina Core Social Science course
AIU: Carolina Core Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 hours)
Any approved Carolina Core Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding course
CMS: Carolina Core Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Speech (3 hours)
Any approved Carolina Core Speech course
INF: Carolina Core Information Literacy (0-3 hours)
This requirement may be met in an overlay course that combines learning outcomes from
two Carolina Core components
VSR: Carolina Core Values, Ethics and Social Responsibility (3 hours)
Any approved Carolina Core Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility course. This
requirement may be met in an overlay course that combines learning outcomes from two
Carolina Core components.
Other Required General Education Courses for the Darla Moore School of Business (3-10 hours)
Additional DMSB general education courses may be required if student exempts the foreign language requirement and/or the student chooses coursework which can fulfill both stand-alone and overlay requirements of Carolina Core components (up to 10 hours).
Those credit hours must be replaced with elective credits (minimum of 6 credits). A third elective is required to reach graduation hours, and students are strongly encouraged to take a business section of UNIV 101 to fulfill this elective (3 credits).
- MGSC 290 — Computer Information Systems in Business
- MGSC 291 — Statistics for Business and Economics
- MGSC 395 — Operations Management
- ACCT 225 — Introduction to Financial Accounting
- ACCT 226 — Introduction to Managerial Accounting
- ACCT 324 — Survey of Commercial Law
- MGMT 250 — Professional Communication
- MGMT 371 — Principles of Management
- MGMT 478 — Strategic Management
- MKTG 350 — Principles of Marketing
- FINA 363 — Introduction to Finance
- BADM 301 — Business Careers in the Global Economy
- ECON 221 — Principles of Microeconomics
- ECON 222 — Principles of Macroeconomics
The program also requires nine hours of course work with international content that may be used to fulfill other degree requirements. Three hours must be taken from an approved list of courses offered by the Darla Moore School of Business which contain international business or international economics content. The following course options can also be used to satisfy the three credit hours of this requirement: approved course work containing international business or international economics content, taken at a semester abroad program; an approved Maymester or summer overseas course containing international business or international economics content; an approved internship course in international business wherein a student would obtain discipline-related work experience in a foreign country; or an approved service-learning component. Students may choose from one of the following options to complete the remaining six-hour requirement:
Two language courses at the 200 level or above
Two approved courses with international content taken either inside or outside the Moore School of Business from a list available in the undergraduate office.
All Moore School students will take communications courses as part of the general education requirements.
Minor or Directed Course Work
Directed course work may be selected from a university-wide list of approved minors. The minor is normally a minimum of 18 hours of prescribed courses in one subject area. Students not selecting such a minor may submit an alternative program of study to satisfy the approved course work requirement. The proposed alternative program of study must be approved by the Undergraduate Program Executive Committee in coordination with the Undergraduate Division. All minor courses or courses approved as alternatives must be passed with a grade of C or better.
Risk Management and Insurance Curriculum
Students must take the following two courses:
Students must choose three of the following courses:
- FINA 442 — Life Insurance
- FINA 443 — Property and Liability Insurance
- FINA 444 — Corporate Risk Management
- FINA 445 — Employee Benefits
- FINA 446 — Insurance Operations
- FINA 471 — Derivative Securities
- ECON 531 — Health Economics
Optional Business Analytics Concentration (12 hours) (*)
Risk Management and Insurance:
Required Course (three hours)
Choose nine hours from the list below:
- ACCT 404 — Accounting Information Systems I
- ECON 436 — Introductory Econometrics
- FINA 444 — Corporate Risk Management
- FINA 469 — Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
- FINA 472 — Student-Managed Investments
- MGMT 425 — HR Analytics
- MGSC 390 — Business Information Systems
- MGSC 486 — Service Operations Management
- MKTG 352 — Principles of Marketing Research
- MKTG 447 -- Pricing Strategy and Analytics
*Consult with your academic adviser or department on courses recommended for individual majors. The analytics concentration must be taken in conjunction with another track in your major. The department may add additional electives to the Data Analytics concentration subject to the approval of the Data Analytics Committee.