November 15, 2016 8:00AM
The Kelce College of Business will begin offering courses in insurance starting next summer thanks to a grant from the Kansas Insurance Education Foundation (KIEF).
The college recently received a $21,000 grant from KIEF that will go toward the development of a new course, Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance. The three-hour online course will be offered each summer beginning in 2017. The funds will also be used to develop an upper-level insurance course that will launch in the summer of 2018.
“Development of these new insurance courses will significantly enhance our applied finance curriculum and expose our students to the field of risk management and insurance,” said Paul Grimes, dean of the Kelce College of Business. “The courses will be offered as part of the statewide insurance certificate program in cooperation with the other participating Kansas Board of Regents institutions.”
Grimes said the new insurance courses will benefit PSU students and also the statewide insurance industry.
“This program will help build a stronger labor pool for the insurance industry across the state of Kansas,” he said. “We will market the certificate program to our external constituents and encourage our business majors and minors to pursue the certificate.”
The Kelce College of Business at Pittsburg State was recently named by the Princeton Review as one of the top 294 business colleges in the nation. The Princeton Review also ranks Pittsburg State as No. 4 in the United States on its list of the most family-friendly business colleges.