The magazine tabbed Butler No. 9 for most Actuarial Science and Risk Management and Insurance graduates. The ranking combines the two related programs-Butler's Davey Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) and Actuarial Science majors-that assess risk for insurance purposes from qualitative and quantitative sides of the risk management coin.
"These rankings recognize the collaborative efforts of the Davey Risk and Insurance Program and the Actuarial Science program at
The national ranking released in
The Davey Risk Management and Insurance program was established in the
"We're probably the smallest university on the list," says
As the industry grows, a wave of insurance underwriters and brokers are nearing retirement age, which will open thousands more positions for young, expertly trained professionals like Butler graduates, Finn says.
"No business can run without insurance," Niemiec says. "It's also helping people. I've fully invested myself into insurance as a whole. I was in financial planning, but getting to see behind the scenes aspects, I knew I wanted to do insurance."
Businesses have noticed Butler's strength in risk management.
As chair of the
"We've had examples where a student has gotten a job, passed an exam, and gotten a raise before they even started work," says Wilson, who has seen the number of Actuarial Science graduates quadruple since he joined Butler in 2007. "It's people who are aware they are high-achieving students and they're ready for a challenging major. They want to do something to develop their quantitative skills and enjoy problem solving."