MS in Insurance Management


The online Master of Science in Insurance Management program is a unique opportunity for professionals who have acquired the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) credential to achieve further distinction by complementing their demonstrated expertise in insurance issues with a mastery of general management principles in accounting, finance, operations, and leadership. By completing just eight courses, holders of the CPCU credential will gain the advanced management knowledge required to handle high-level responsibilities and to achieve career advancement.


Students must hold the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) designation in order to earn the master’s degree. Boston University recognizes the CPCU as the equivalent of four graduate-level courses.

All students must demonstrate proficiency in mathematical skills by completing the online ALEKS math tutorial.

Degree Requirements

A total of eight courses (32 credits) is required, as follows:

Core Courses

(six courses/24 credits)

  • MET AD 632 Financial Concepts
  • MET AD 642 Project Management
  • MET AD 648 Ecommerce
  • MET AD 655 International Business, Economics, and Cultures
  • MET AD 715 Quantitative and Qualitative Decision-Making
  • MET AD 741 The Innovation Process: Developing New Products and Services

Specialization Courses

The four specialization courses are waived for students who hold the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) designation.

Elective Courses

(two courses/8 credits)

Select two additional administrative sciences graduate-level courses, with the approval of the online program coordinator.

Good Standing

No grade lower than B– may be applied toward degree, diploma, or certificate, or diploma requirements. Students maintaining below a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) will be placed on academic probation status. Students on academic probation must make satisfactory progress toward achieving a minimum of 3.0 by the following semester, and must be in a position to graduate with a 3.0 or better within the remaining program courses. While grades of B or B– are considered passing, these grades will not assist in raising an unsatisfactory GPA to a satisfactory level. Therefore, students must obtain a minimum grade of B+ during a probation period.

Students who, in the determination of the department and based on past student performance, are not in a position to raise their GPA to the necessary level to graduate within the remaining courses, will be dismissed from the program. Students who have not removed themselves from academic probation status after one semester for full-time status or three courses for part-time status will be dismissed from the program.