Insurance, Risk Management and Actuarial Science
The Insurance, Risk Management and Actuarial Science program provide students at the University of Alabama with an understanding of how risks are managed and financed. The program also prepares students to make informed decisions as responsible citizens and as professionals serving clients and leading companies. The program is housed in the Department of Economics, Finance and Legal Studies in Culverhouse College of Business.
The University of Alabama has a proud heritage of educating our nation’s finest students to become executives and professionals in risk management and insurance. In 1921, Dean Lee Bidgood taught the first insurance course at the University; only five years after Dr. Solomon S. Huebner taught the first such course at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In November 2007, the Actuarial Science program was established with the guidance of the Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society. The IRMAS program has continued to prosper through the vision and effort of dedicated industry professionals and has become one of the premier undergraduate programs at The University of Alabama.
The IRMAS program prepares graduates for professional careers that will enhance the economic security of our society. Specializing in IRMAS provides a wide variety of interesting and stimulating career opportunities. Academically, students are able to explore their individual needs and interests through core courses in general business, advanced IRMAS specialized courses, and a variety of professional development opportunities.
We welcome you to visit us in 210 Alston Hall.
Office Hours: MWF 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Robert McLeod, Ph.D.
John S. Bickley Faculty Fellow and Professor of Finance
Phone: (205) 348-8993
William H. Rabel, Ph.D., FLMI, CLU
John & Mary Louise Loftis Bickley
Endowed Teaching Chair of Insurance & Financial Services
Phone: (205) 348-8966
George H. Zanjani, Ph.D., ACAS
Frank Park Samford Chair of Insurance
Phone: (205) 348-6291
Phone: (205) 348-4611