This major is accelerated, with students studying continuously for a 13-month period to earn a full diploma. This diploma combines business studies in management, finance, communications and accounting with industry-specific courses in insurance principles, underwriting and claims.
You can block transfer your credit to the third year of MacEwan's Bachelor of Commerce.
|INSR 101 - Insurance Principles and Practices|
|INSR 203 - Automobile Insurance|
|MGMT 107 - Business Computing|
WRIT 101 - First Year Writing
ENGL 102 - Analysis and Argument
|ECON 101 - Introduction to Microeconomics|
|MGMT 121 - Principles of Management|
|LEGL 210 - Business Law I|
|FNCE 113 - Introduction to Quantitative Decision-Making|
|INSR 202 - Property Insurance|
|INSR 211 - Essentials of Loss Adjusting|
|INSR 204 - Liability Insurance|
|MGMT 240 - Business Research and Report Writing|
|INSR 212 - Underwriting Essentials|
|MGMT 122 - Organizational Behaviour|
|ACCT 111 - Financial Accounting I|
|ACCT 218 - Management Accounting I|
|MGMT 131 - Marketing|
|INSR 210 - Essential Skills for the Insurance Broker and Agent|
|ORGA 330 - Managerial Skill Development|
|MGMT 231 - Sales|
Completion of this diploma prepares students to write the Insurance Institute of Canada exams, and the curriculum includes eight of the 10 courses required by the Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC) toward the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation.
Career prospects are exceptional in the insurance and risk management field. More than 90% of graduates are employed in industry within one year.
Possible careers include:
Adjuster - investigate insurance claims, make recommendations about benefit payments and negotiate settlements
Broker or agent - assess the needs of clients and offer insurance policies that best serve those needs
Marketing underwriter - assess the risk of various promotional activities
Risk manager - analyze potential harm due to accidents or other unforeseen events
Underwriter - evaluate the risks involved in insurance applications and determine which clients to accept