Hawaii Pacific University Launches Insurance and Risk Management Program

September 19, 2008

Hawaii Pacific University has instituted a graduate program in insurance and risk management.

According to Hawaii Insurance Commissioner J.P. Schmidt, “HPU’s graduate insurance program is the first in the West. Many corporations, as well as insurance companies, have an increasing appreciation for the need to understand all the risks their companies’ face and the alternative means of mitigating that risk.”

The Hawaii Pacific graduate program will offer classes leading to a graduate certificate, or if students take the core Masters of Business Administration classes, they will receive an MBA with a specialization in insurance and risk management. Dr. Warren Wee helped to design the program.

“[This new program] is a useful service to the local business and insurance community, who have stated that it is difficult to find people with this important knowledge. And, it provides good opportunities to local students and employees to get a leg up in a growing industry,” Wee said.

“The Certificate program is an outstanding opportunity for those who wish to advance up the corporate ladder. It provides specialized knowledge that is critical to modern corporate management,” added Commissioner Schmidt.

For more information on the program, contact Dr. Warren Wee at wwee@hpu.edu or (808) 544-9325.

Source: DCCA

Was this article valuable?

Here are more articles you may enjoy.