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.
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Student attends national GIS leadership conference
RMI Senior, Sydney Hedberg to attend the Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) annual Leadership Conference on August 22-24 in Philadelphia, PA. This weekend conference brings together over 60 students from around North America to talk about all things GIS: its history, its demographics, how it fits into the industry, what the Grand Chapter has to offer, and the in’s and out’s of chapter management. But, more importantly, it provides one of the greatest networking opportunities for the next generation of industry leaders.
Summer interns returning to school
This past summer 29 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.
Professor receives teaching award
Congratulations to Dr. Liebenberg on receiving the School of Business Administration’s 2013 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. Dr. Liebenberg also received the award in 2010.
Professors receive research awards
Congratulations to Dr. Fier and Dr. Liebenberg on receiving best paper awards from two academic journals. Their paper “Market Reaction to Potential Federal Regulation in the Insurance Industry” was recognized with the Donald Hardigree Memorial Outstanding Paper Award by the Journal of Insurance Issues. Additionally, their paper “Adverse Selection in the Credit Life Insurance Market” received the Kimball Award from the Journal of Insurance Regulation.
Students return from RIMS conference in Denver
Five Ole Miss RMI students recently returned to Oxford after attending the Risk and Insurance Management Society’s (RIMS) annual conference that took place in Denver, Co. This annual conference represents a unique opportunity for students to learn more about current topics and trends within the industry while also allowing then to network directly with insurance professionals. This experience was further enhanced as the Ole Miss RMI students were permitted to shadow program supporters at various client meetings during the conference. The students were able to attend this event thanks to generous financial support provided by the Memphis Chapter of RIMS.