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About the RMI Department

The Department of Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University was founded in 1953 through the creative vision of Kenneth Black Jr. and others. Six decades later, the department stands as a world leader in risk management education and research and the largest academic program of its kind in North America.

A full-time faculty of 22 members conduct leading-edge research on understanding, quantifying, financing, and developing strategies for managing the risks faced by individuals, organizations, and society. They bring this wealth of information into the classroom where our students enjoy the benefits by participating in world-class academic programs that expose them to the latest knowledge in these fields. Many of our alumni hold key leadership positions in financial and non-financial risk management industries around the world. Since 1999, U.S. News & World Report has continuously ranked Georgia State’s RMI program among the nation’s top ten. Currently we are 4th best.

We owe our success to an outstanding student body, high-achieving graduates, an innovative faculty who are leaders in their respective fields, and the generosity of our financial supporters and friends through the Georgia State University Risk Management Foundation. The RMI Department respectfully recognizes our 2012 scholarship/fellowship recipients and the donors whose contributions made these awards possible. Cumulative giving of $5,000 or more from the department’s founding is recognized on our Wall of Honor, located in the 11th floor lobby of the historic Robinson College of Business building in downtown Atlanta.

Points of Pride

  • Ranked #4 by U.S. News & World Report in 2014 and top ten since 1999
  • Named a Center of Actuarial Science by the Society of Actuaries
  • Accredited by the Professional Risk Management International Association (PRIMA)
  • A new Track in Risk Analytics in the BBA program, the first of its kind in the nation, has been approved by Robinson College
  • Department offers a formal dual degree program combining actuarial science and quantitative finance (MAS/MRM)
  • Home to Center for Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR), an internationally acclaimed think tank
  • Established an Eminent Scholar in Risk Management, courtesy of a $2.5M recent anonymous donation
  • Awarded Second Century Initiative grant for the “Portfolios of the Atlanta Poor”, a large-scale research project that involves extensive collaboration among faculty, students, and the community.
  • Highly productive and globally visible faculty members that utilize cross-disciplinary synergies to address problems at the frontier of research on the economics of risk.

About Robinson

The largest business school in the South and part of a major research institution, Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business has 200 faculty, 8,000 students and 80,000 alumni. With programs on five continents and students from 88 countries, the college is world-class and worldwide. Its part-time MBA is ranked among the best by the Aspen Institute, Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report, and its Executive MBA is on the Financial Times list of the world’s premier programs. Located in Atlanta, the Robinson College and Georgia State have produced more of Georgia’s top executives with graduate degrees than any other school in the Southeast.

About GSU

Georgia State University is one of the Southeast’s major public research institutions. It is among the top 100 public universities for doctoral degrees awarded. More than 250 degree programs with 100 fields of study are offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Students may enroll in day or evening classes and in part-time or full-time study.

Location Atlanta, Georgia
Founded 1913
Status Public
Libraries University and Law combined holdings (volumes and micro text): 4,369,251
Degrees 100 fields of study with 250 degree programs offered through eight colleges
Enrollment About 32,000 undergraduate and graduate students as of fall 2012.
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges through 2018
Graduation Total degrees conferred since founding – 192,785; degrees conferred in 2012 – 7,366
Economic Impact More than $1.5 billion annually