Online Master of Science in Insurance Management

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 master’s 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 ecommerce, innovation, technology, and business continuity.
  • An appreciation of how the insurance industry impacts, and is impacted by, management decisions, global issues, and technical innovations.

Awards & Accreditations


AACSB AccreditationAccredited member of AACSB International―The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Why Choose BU’s Master of Science in Insurance Management?

  • U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs Grad Business 2017In 2018, Metropolitan College’s online master’s degrees in management were ranked #9 among the Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA) by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Boston University is an accredited member of AACSB International―The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Students who hold the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) credential are able to build on their experience and earn a master’s degree in Insurance Management by completing just eight courses.

 

Meet Kip Becker, one of the faculty members you’ll work with in the BU’s online management programs.

Career Outlook

Financial Managers

19% increase in jobs through 2026

$125,080 median annual pay in 2017

Management Analysts

14% increase in jobs through 2026

$82,450 median annual pay in 2017

Financial Analysts

11% increase in jobs through 2026

$84,300 median annual pay in 2017

Operations Research Analysts

27% increase in jobs through 2026

$81,390 median annual pay in 2017

Business Continuity Planners

5–9% increase in jobs through 2026

$70,010 median annual pay in 2017

Accountants and Auditors

10% increase in jobs through 2026

$69,350 median annual pay in 2017

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2017-18 Edition

Tuition & Financial Assistance

Money Matters

Boston University Metropolitan College (MET) offers competitive tuition rates that meet the needs of part-time students seeking an affordable education. These rates are substantially lower than those of the traditional, full-time residential programs yet provide access to the same high-quality BU education. To learn more about current tuition rates, visit the MET website.

Financial Assistance

Comprehensive financial assistance services are available at MET, including graduate assistantships (up to $4,200 per semester), scholarships, graduate loans, and payment plans. There is no cost to apply for financial assistance, and you may qualify for a student loan regardless of your income. Learn more.

Curriculum

The Boston University Metropolitan College Master of Science in Insurance Management consists of eight required online courses (32 credits).* In addition, students must demonstrate achievement of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) credential.

*Degree requirements may vary for those students transferring credits from previous coursework at Boston University or receiving course waivers due to professional designations.

Faculty


John D. Sullivan

John Sullivan

Associate Professor and Chair, Administrative Sciences

PhD, Northeastern University; AM, Harvard University; MBA, Northeastern University; BA, Regis University


Vladimir Zlatev

Vladimir Zlatev

Associate Professor of the Practice of Administrative Sciences

PhD, MS, BS, Dresden University of Technology


Barry Unger

Barry Unger

Associate Professor, Administrative Sciences

EdD, Harvard University
SB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Alfred P. Sloan School of Management)


Getting Started

To learn more or to contact an enrollment advisor before you get started, request information using the button below and tell us a little about yourself. Someone will be in touch to answer any questions you may have about the program and detail the next steps in earning your degree. You can also start your application or register for a course at Metropolitan College.