New course offers interactive introduction to risk management and insurance

The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies and the Faculty of Science – brought together by the Risk and Insurance Studies Centre and supported by funding from the Spencer Educational Foundation and the Academic Innovation Fund – offer ECON/MATH 1280 Principles of Risk Management and Insurance, a unique 1000-level, cross-listed course that is open to everyone at York University.

The new joint offering, led by RISC with the support of the Department of Economics and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, addresses widespread advancements in the field that have changed the ways companies assess potential risks and respond to customer needs. The course is designed to engage, inspire and spark interest in RMI for those enrolled in economics and math, as well as students studying law, health, business and humanities.

Students will benefit from a comprehensive, interactive introduction to RMI through its curriculum, networking opportunities, professional development workshops and hands-on components using virtual reality technology.