Insurance Studies

Associate of Applied Business

The Insurance Studies Program prepares students for entry into careers in the insurance industry. Students graduating from this program will have a fundamental understanding of business through a variety of business-oriented courses such as management, business law, ethics, and economics. Graduates will also acquire knowledge from three insurance-specific courses that will cover such areas as insurance organizations, agencies, industry regulations, types of insurance, risk management, financial workings of an insurer, and insurance needs analysis and policies.

Program graduates will be prepared for various positions in the insurance industry. Examples may include the following: accounting clerks, office manager, benefits specialist, claims adjuster, loss control specialist, and insurance sales agent.

Additionally, Owens is one of only a few schools in Ohio approved as a pre-licensure educator. This means that Insurance Studies graduates will now be eligible to take their casualty, property, life, and accident & health licensing exams without taking additional courses, saving both time and money. Getting licensed will allow students to hit the ground running in a new and exciting career in the insurance industry.

2020 edition of the OII's Insurance in Ohio brochure >>

ACSBP Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)


The Spencer Education Foundation's 2021 Scholarship Application for undergraduates is now open. Applicants must be must be majoring/minoring in Risk Management/Insurance or a related field of study (e.g., actuarial science, business, finance, information technology) and be seeking a career in risk management/insurance. Additional criteria and other information, including how to apply, can be found here.

State of the Insurance Industry Webinar – October 2020

Learn more about Insurance Studies.