Master of Science in Risk & Insurance

An in-demand master’s degree.

Students in the Master’s in Risk and Insurance program gain the insurance and leadership skills to advance within this growing  industry.

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Shape our economic future.

Our two-year, fully online, cohort-based Master’s in Risk and Insurance (MSRI) program provides the best of both worlds: specialized courses about property and casualty, employee benefits, and the operation of a captive insurance entity, paired with foundational business courses typically offered in an MBA program.

You’ll learn from experienced and accessible faculty who bring years of real-world success to the table. Butler students graduate well prepared to succeed—and quickly advance—in the expanding risk management and insurance industry.

Insurance + MBA Courses

The MSRI curriculum includes foundational risk and insurance courses in the areas of property and casualty as well as employee benefits, plus a series of MBA courses. Students in our program not only gain knowledge in risk and insurance, they acquire competencies in accounting, finance, and leadership, preparing them for all types of management positions.

In addition to online courses, the program includes two required in-residence experiences that occur at the beginning and end of the program.

I want to be the best risk manager I can be.

The greatest benefit of the Butler MSRI program was helping me realize what I wanted out of a career in risk management. The program gave me the tools I needed to approach risk management and insurance differently and challenge myself to tackle tough issues head on.

Cameron Alford, MSRI, ARM

Assistant Risk Manager | Risk & Insurance Management


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Applying to the MSRI Program

Application deadlines occur on the first of every month starting July 1 through December 1. Admission decisions are released two weeks after each application deadline.