Local Industry Support Spurs Risk Management Program Growth

Published on October 12, 2010

Jones Describes Risk Management Growth at Houston Marine Insurance Seminar

The Risk Management program at UH Bauer has grown substantially in recent years, in large part due to support from local industry, clinical assistant professor Dan Jones told a group gathered at a recent Houston Marine Insurance Seminar.

The Risk Management program at UH Bauer has grown substantially in recent years, in large part due to support from local industry, clinical assistant professor Dan Jones told a group gathered at a recent Houston Marine Insurance Seminar.

It’s been 20 years since the Houston Marine Insurance Seminar began supporting student scholarships for the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business, and since then, a lot of things have changed.

Over past two decades, the number of students learning about insurance at UH Bauer has grown at Bauer, as has the number of classes in the subject offered — just one in the 1980s to 10 now. UH Bauer finance majors can get a certificate in Risk Management and other students can minor in it.

At the most recent Houston Marine Insurance Seminar held in late September, Dan Jones, who teaches risk management courses at the college, reported on the growth in Risk Management at UH Bauer and asked for continued support from the annual gathering of professionals engaged in insuring commercial shipping and offshore oil exploration and production.

“With the encouragement and support of the industry, we’ve been able to expand our programs,” Jones told the group.

Three scholarships are awarded each year by the seminar in Houston, which also serves as a convention for this small but influential group. Another two scholarships are funded by the Houston chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS).

By Stephen Rassenfoss

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