Curriculum: Certificate in Insurance and Finance Management

Curriculum: Certificate in Insurance and Finance Management
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With UC Online’s Insurance and Finance Management Certificate all of your coursework is completed online. Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll understand:

  • Insurance operations, management and financial strategies.
  • Insurance contracts and coverage provisions, and the features of different insurance types.
  • Risk management strategies, financial statements and insurance premiums.
  • How to communicate effectively in a business setting and provide superior customer service.
  • Social responsibility trends, economics and legal considerations in the financial services industry.

For the convenience of our online students, we offer multiple (6) start dates per year – twice in the spring, summer and fall.

Accreditation: The University of Cincinnati and all of its regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Course Title / Description Credit
Introduction to Microeconomics
Course: ECON1001
Credit: 3
The course assists students to learn and comprehend (1) economics as a social science that draws conclusions based on hypotheses, theories, and data in order to understand human behavior, (2) basic microeconomics terms and concepts, including scarcity and choice, equilibrium, efficiency and equity, positive and normative economics, comparative advantage, and specialization, (3) the fundamental economic question of allocating scarce resources, (4) opportunity cost and the production possibility frontier, (5) supply and demand, the function of prices in markets, how markets work and sometimes don't work, including market failure and externalities, (6) the effects of government intervention in markets, (7) how consumers make choices, (8) production theory, (9) the costs of production, (10) firm behavior in competitive markets, (11) firm behavior in imperfect markets, (12) elasticity and its application, (13) markets for resources, the determination of wage rates, interest, and rent, (14) the determination of income distribution, including poverty and discrimination, (15) the determinants of international trade flows, (16) to apply economic
Financial Accounting
Course: ACCT2081
Credit: 3
This course develops foundational knowledge and skills needed to prepare and analyze basic financial statements. Topics include cash, inventory, fixed assets, current and long-term liabilities and equity. Students will prepare multi-step income statements, classified balance sheets and statements of cash flows. Students will utilize efficiency and effectiveness ratios, as well as vertical and horizontal analysis, to evaluate financial performance.
Fundamentals of Risk Management
Course: FIN2070
Credit: 3
Introduction to the insurance industry; identifying and planning for business and personalrisk exposures; using insurance for personal auto/home and commercial property/liability needs.This course is intended for the Associate of Applied Business (AAB) program, it does not apply toward a Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA).
Business Communication
Course: COMM2081
Credit: 3
This course introduces foundational business communication principles and practices. Students will learn to analyze different communication situations; to plan and design oral and written communications; to communicate effectively using appropriate formats, styles, and technologies; and to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills in order to achieve desired communication objectives.
Insurance Company Operations
Course: IFM2072
Credit: 3
This course will focus on the operational aspects of insurance companies.
Fundamentals of Insurance
Course: IFM2073
Credit: 3
This course will focus on the major insurance types including life; homeowners; health and disability; auto; social insurance, and others.
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Course: ECON1002
Credit: 3
The course assists students to learn and comprehend (1) economics as a social science that draws conclusions based on hypotheses, theories, and data in order to understand human behavior, (2) basic macroeconomic terminology and concepts, including the distinction between real and nominal magnitudes, (3) the national income accounts, (4) the nature of the business cycle, (5) the determinates of important macroeconomic variables,including the level of income, the level of employment, the unemployment rate, the natural rate of unemployment, the price level, the inflation rate, productivity and the rate of interest, (6) the supply and demand for money, (7)the Federal Reserve System, (8) aggregate demand and aggregate supply, (9) the effects of fiscal and monetary policies, (10) the basics of theories of macroeconomic instability, (11) unemployment and inflation tradeoffs, (12) the effects of the federal government's budget deficit, (13) long run growth and policies to affect growth, (14) comparative advantage, (15) the determinants of foreign trade flows and exchange rates, and their effects on the domestic economy, (16) to apply economic reasoning to better understand and critically evaluate real world circumstances and events.
Legal Environment of Business
Course: BLAW2080
Credit: 3
This course examines the legal environment in which business operates, and develops an understanding of the legal consequences attached to business decision making. Topics include the study of torts, contracts, property, ethics and the legal system of the United States.
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