The Risk Institute

Dedicated to Education

The Risk Institute has given me countless opportunities to immerse myself in the field of risk. From early morning meetings with risk professionals to late nights working on case competitions, my experience at Ohio State has been completely shaped by my involvement with The Risk Institute.

Megan ReardonClass of 2018, Boeing

Meeting the Need for Trained Risk Experts

We are committed to providing students with the curricular and educational resources to be successful risk practitioners and risk-aware business professionals.

Fisher's risk students work hard to excel in their chosen field, and there are organizations that recognize this. The Risk Institute has worked to make sure our risk students are made aware of scholarship opportunities that are available to them.

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GAMMA IOTA SIGMA - alpha chapter

Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) is an international professional fraternity organized to promote, encourage, and sustain student interest in insurance, risk management, and actuarial science as professions. As the newly re-chartered Alpha Chapter, GIS students are trained to have a well-rounded understanding of risk's threats and opportunities and are able to guide their future companies through them with capability and confidence.

Meetings are every Monday, 7:00-8:00pm in #209 Schoenbaum Hall. Dues are $50 for the year, payable after your first free introductory meeting.

For questions regarding membership, please contact Director of Membership, Shane Kelly. If you are interested in speaking at a GIS event, please contact President, Alex McMullen.

Autumn 2019 Meetings

  • August

    More information on back-to-school kickoff event coming soon!

Enhanced Risk curriculum

Undergraduate and graduate students at Fisher have meaningful opportunities to benefit from and participate in The Risk Institute activities. In addition to learning directly from faculty involved with The Risk Institute, students may contribute to the research efforts and problem-solving pursuits of The Risk Institute partners.

  • Undergraduate advanced finance courses in Risk Management, Insurance & Risk
  • Undergraduate minor in Insurance & Business Analytics
  • Graduate track from MBA and Specialized Master of Finance students

For more information regarding curriculum, contact Phil Renaud.

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Phil Renaud
Executive Director, The Risk Institute 

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