Developed in response to student and industry demands, The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business will offer a new undergraduate minor in insurance to be launched in Spring 2018.

The minor will provide students from all disciplines with opportunities to complement their major studies with a specialization in insurance while introducing and preparing them for employment opportunities in the field of insurance.

“Risk is a major driving force in business operations, and insurance is a valuable tool to help managers mitigate risk,” said Bernadette Minton, chair of Fisher’s Department of Finance. “Insurance isn’t just an industry; insurance is a part of every business and every industry.”

The new minor will be delivered in a hybrid approach — to students in the classroom, entirely online or a combination of the two. The two-semester program also provides students the ability to complete online coursework throughout the summer. The minor consists of two required courses in business, plus three elective courses to be chosen from a larger list.

“A career in insurance offers students job security in one of the most recession-proof industries, because no matter the economy, businesses and people will need insurance,” Minton said. “Those pursuing insurance as a career will also enjoy top benefit packages and opportunities for continuing education and professional development.”

For more information about the minor, contact Anthony Palma at