Understanding risk for business and insurance growth.

All businesses and organizations face risk, possible future events and circumstances that can affect business goals. Risk Management is the essential business process through which organizations assess and mitigate risks in order to protect information and property resources and develop strategic business and financial plans. 

Mercyhurst’s F. W. Hirt Erie Insurance Risk Management Program offers a unique business curriculum that equips students with the analytical and project management skills, communication abilities, and understanding of the laws and regulations that are essential for careers in risk management or insurance. This major also includes exposure to in-demand fields such as enterprise risk management and insurance, and it’s one of the few programs in the country to offer coursework in cyber risk management. Organizations in every industry need professionals skilled in risk management; with the insurance industry facing a talent shortage of 400,000 professionals, our grads are well positioned for excellent careers after graduation.

Fast Facts

  • The F. W. Hirt Erie Insurance Risk Management Program was developed through a partnership with Erie Insurance, a Fortune 500 company

  • The courses allow students to earn 33 percent of the requirements for the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation, a sought-after professional achievement in the property casualty industry

  • Housed in the Walker College of Business, this program also provides students with a well-rounded general business education

State Authorization

This program may fulfill a portion of the requirements leading to licensure within this field. Please visit the State Authorization webpage to review the requirements for licensure by state or program.