Welcome to Risk Management and Insurance (RMI)
Since its inception in 1947, the University of Mississippi’s Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) program has demonstrated an abiding commitment to quality RMI education. The program is recognized as one of the oldest programs of its kind in the country, and with approximately 150 majors the program regularly places among the top 10 in the nation in size. Our award winning faculty work to provide students with relevant, rigorous education and connect them with employers and future colleagues. We appreciate substantial industry involvement in our program via our annual Insurance Symposium, biannual RMI Career Fairs, and the Ole Miss Insurance Classic golf tournament. For more information on our program please browse our website and contact us with any questions.
- October 18, 2016 – RMI Fall Career Fair
- February 21, 2017 – RMI Spring Career Fair
- March 22-23, 2017 – Ole Miss Insurance Symposium
- May 1, 2017 – Annual RMI Golf Tournament – Annandale Golf Course
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Two students selected as ABSIP participants
Two Ole Miss RMI students were recently selected to participate in the Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program (ABSIP). The students, Michaela Cioffi (Senior) and Kristen Miller (Junior), will receive an all-expense paid trip to attend the Risk and Insurance Management Society's (RIMS) annual conference in San Diego, CA. The students are among only 30 students selected nationally to participate in the program, which will give the students access to ABSIP-only programs that take place during the conference. Additionally, the conference represents a unique opportunity for the students to learn more about the risk and insurance industry and it allows them to interact and network with professionals and students from across the country.
New Scholarship created by Lance Ewing
Mr. Lance Ewing (Vice President of AIG) of Cordova, TN recently established the Lance J. Ewing Endowment for Business Excellence in Risk Management and Insurance to provide scholarships for students that change their major to RMI. “I hope long term that the scholarship will help open the eyes of non-risk management majors to see this field as an exciting, fun and highly vital vocation,” Ewing said. “Insurance and risk management may not always look glamorous on the outside but once a student enters the profession, very few leave because of the exposure they receive to so many facets of the business world.” For more information on the scholarship click here
Dr. Liebenberg wins ARIA teaching award
At the World Risk and Insurance Economics Congress meeting in early August in Munich, Germany, Dr. Andre Liebenberg, Robertson Chair of Insurance and Associate Professor of Finance was awarded the ARIA Excellence in Teaching Award. This award recognizes a professor with a distinguished record of excellent teaching throughout their academic career and is awarded only in years when an exceptional candidate is identified. Dr. Liebenberg had previously received the 2010 and 2013 outstanding teaching award by the Business School. For more information on the award click here
Dr. Fier receives School of Business teaching award
Dr. Fier, Liberto-King Professor of Insurance and Assistant Professor of Finance, was awarded the Ole Miss School of Business Administration’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award for the 2014-2015 academic year. This marks the second time in three years that RMI faculty were named recipients of this award.
Summer interns returning to school
This past summer 34 Ole Miss RMI students participated in paid internships across the country with local and regional agents, national and global retail brokers, leading wholesale brokers, property and casualty insurers, life insurers, financial planners, and third-party administrators. In addition to gaining valuable experience students earned up to 6 hours of credit for completing a summer internship.
Two students selected as ABSIP participants
Two Ole Miss RMI students (Sydney Hedberg and Mitch England) were accepted into the prestigious Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program (ABSIP) in February 2015. The students selected for this program were provided with an all-expense paid trip to the RIMS annual conference that took place in New Orleans and got to participate in a number of programs designed specifically for ABSIP participants. The students also interacted with industry professionals throughout the four day event, learned more about careers in the insurance and risk management, developed a better understanding of the important issues that currently face professionals in the industry, and networked with other RMI students located across the country.
Group attends RIMS annual conference in New Orleans
Due to generous funding provided by the Memphis Chapter of RIMS, four Ole Miss RMI students attended the 2015 Risk and Insurance Management Society’s (RIMS) annual conference in New Orleans, LA in April. Madison Claire Donahoe, Meghan Hickey, Patrick Makohin, and Drayton Neely were each selected to receive an all-expense paid trip to the conference, which attracts several thousand industry professionals and includes educational sessions covering a wide range of insurance and risk management topics. The students were selected based on academic achievement, work experience, program involvement, and service to the program. The Ole Miss RMI program and its students are incredibly grateful for the Memphis Chapter of RIMS generosity and support of our program.