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Master of Science in Insurance Management


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The Master of Science in Insurance Management is designed specifically for professionals who have earned designation as a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).

The MS in Insurance Management is a unique opportunity for professionals who have acquired the 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.

With appropriate advanced planning, you can use program electives from your online Master of Science in Insurance Management to satisfy up to two required courses in an Administrative Sciences graduate certificate program—leaving only two additional courses to be completed in order to receive a graduate-level certificate.

Students who complete the masterís degree in Insurance Management will be able to demonstrate:

  • Enhanced expertise in the insurance industry, with the addition of a focused business core that addresses the managerial aspects and personal skills needed to be a leader in the field.
  • The business background necessary to complement insurance industry knowledge and provide strategic focus to a department or firm in the areas of e-commerce, innovation, technology, and business continuity.
  • An appreciation of how the insurance industry impacts, and is impacted by, management decisions, global issues, and technical innovations.


Students must complete the six core management courses and two additional courses. In addition, students must hold the CPCU designation in order to earn the Master's. Boston University will recognize the CPCU as the equivalent of four graduate-level courses, which constitute the specialization requirements for the Master of Science in Insurance Management.

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