Whether you aspire to run your own brokerage or work in a large corporate environment, to succeed in the insurance industry you need to know how to manage your business skillfully and strategically.  

The Insurance and Risk Management program integrates business studies with insurance-industry-specific courses. You study management, finance, communications and accounting courses, along with specialized courses in insurance principles, underwriting and claims.

While this program is offered in the traditional two-year format, students may choose to accelerate their studies by taking classes in the spring and summer between Year 1 and 2. If you wish to explore this option, visit with the School of Business Advisors.

When you graduate, you are ready to write the Insurance Institute of Canada exams. As well, the curriculum includes seven of the ten courses required by the Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC) toward the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation.

Courses & Requirements
Check the academic calendar to find the courses you need to take and the requirements you must fulfill to complete your program.
Academic Calendar


From the airline industry to internet banking fraud to oil and gas expansion projects, insurance professionals are there, every step of the way. It’s so much more than traditional home and automobile policies. Career prospects are exceptional in the insurance and risk management field with our graduate employment rate at almost 100%.

Career opportunities are diverse and include:

  • Claims adjusters
  • Brokers
  • Agents
  • Marketing underwriters
  • Risk manager professionals

Some of the more intriguing fields in insurance and risk management include:

  • Computer hacker protection
  • Fraud investigation
  • Pipeline expansion planning
  • Snowy-day and hole-in-one promotions
  • Hazard transportation

Application instructions

For Insurance and Risk Management, apply to the Business Management diploma when you submit your application to MacEwan University.

  • Choose Business Management as your program of study.
  • Select Insurance and Risk management major when you are asked to select your major.