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Insurance Management

Facilitating the Future

Insurance touches every corner of modern life. It's the means by which businesses can take the risks that allow for innovation and growth and boost the global economy. The insurance industry is undergoing dramatic changes, as the explosion of data generates new challenges and opportunities for managing risk, developing new markets and serving existing ones.

The proactive leadership of an insurance enterprise requires a holistic understanding of the relationships between multi-disciplinary, cross-functional units. Management needs to adjust traditional business methodologies by embracing disruptive elements like new laws, technology advancements, and data analytics in order to innovate competitively and satisfy market demands for risk solutions.

Columbia University’s Master of Professional Studies in Insurance Management will launch in Fall 2020 as the only program of its kind in the Ivy League. It is designed to prepare a new generation of professionals to lead the transformation of insurance management, blending advanced industry knowledge with strategic and operational expertise.

Fast Facts

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50% Up to 50% of the current insurance workforce will start retiring within 10-15 years, creating a gap in technical knowledge and expertise.
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1.7 MB per second 1.7 megabytes of data will be generated each second of every day for every person by 2020, with broad potential to shift business strategies.
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$3 Billion Investors are on track to commit over $3 Billion in InsurTech businesses in 2019, providing more insurance business options and partners than ever.​
Program Options
Program Option Required Experience Course Formats Time Commitment
Master of Professional Studies (part-time)

Five years of professional experience

Online asynchronous instruction

Four consecutive terms

Applied research project

Two in-person residencies*

*Domestic students are required to participate in the residencies on Columbia’s campus in New York City. International students are welcome to attend the in-person residencies.  An online version of the residencies is available only for international students who cannot attend in person.

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