The Emmett J. Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance

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Emmett J. Vaughan Institute of
Risk Management and Insurance

Risk management and insurance (RMI) is a vital and growing segment of our economy and essential to the economic health of Iowa and the nation. Employment demands are high and the industry is dynamic and changing rapidly. The Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance is devoted to providing University of Iowa students with the necessary skills to make a difference in the workplace and to serving the employment needs of this highly respected industry.

The Vaughan Institute offers a variety of programs that lay the groundwork for a rewarding career. The keystone of the program is the Risk Management and Insurance Certificate, which covers a variety of topics and ensures that undergraduate students have the needed knowledge for the field.

The benefits of the institute are numerous. Students gain training and guidance to stand out in this rewarding field. Employers appreciate access to a talented pool of candidates as well as the assurance that the future of the industry will be in good hands.

This partnership between the Vaughan Institute, its students, and the RMI industry enhances and builds on Iowa's legacy in risk management and insurance. Become an active partner in the Vaughan Institute.

Vaughan Institute Celebrates 10 Years

10 Year Anniversary

It's been 10 years since we began offering courses through the RMI Certificate Program. During its relatively short existence, the Institute has realized great success.
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