Bauer Seniors Certified in Risk Management and Insurance

Published on June 22, 2011

Eight Students Recognized for Completing Program Requirements

Eight UH Bauer students received Risk Management and Insurance certificates presented by Executive Professor Dan Jones (top right) recently, including (bottom row from left) Sarika Patel, Gail Rochon, Jessica Hoop, Nancy Lopes, (middle row) Megan D’Alessandro, Stephanie Tran, Sara Figueroa and (back row) Nikesh Patel.


Eight undergraduate seniors from the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business recently found a way to differentiate themselves from competition in the job market, receiving their Risk Management and Insurance Certification, presented by executive professor Dan C. Jones, who leads the program at the college.

The number of students receiving their certification is a new high for the program. Recipients included Megan D’Alessandro, Sara Figueroa, Jessica Hoop, Nancy Lopes, Nikesh Patel, Sarika Patel, Gail Rochon and Stephanie Tran.

The Risk Management and Insurance curriculum is designed to teach students how to identify possible risks and finding the best strategy to manage them — an essential skill for managing a business, Jones said. Many students in the program major in finance and accounting, but all business students can find value in the courses, he added.

“I tell students, whatever you do when you get a job, it won’t be long before you need to know about risk management and insurance,” Jones said.

The courses are taught by insurance industry veterans who bring their real world experience into the classroom. In addition, instructors also bring in other industry experts — lawyers, energy professionals, underwriters, actuaries, and risk managers — to share their knowledge and experience with students.

“The knowledge I gained from Professor Jones’ risk management classes gave me an edge over my competitors when I was interviewing for a job in this industry,” said Laura Lam (’09), a graduate of the program.

For more information on the Risk Management and Insurance track, click here.

By Ryan Tang