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Managing risks within organizations necessitates virtuous men and women, grounded in their faith who can pry opportunity from the jaws of loss. Risk management professionals must expand their perspective through a diverse pool of knowledge and skills to succeed amid ever-evolving corporate structures. The Business Department’s philosophy is to integrate Christ-centered ethics into risk management courses whilst also developing strong business acumen among students.

Risk management is the discipline of predicting, assessing, and dealing with the potential losses due to strategic activities inside an organization. Students completing the Bachelors of Science in Business Risk Management program at Central Christian College of Kansas are instilled with the fundamental knowledge necessary for managing organizational risks. Through financial expertise, risk managers identify and analyze risk factors, as well as implement strategic plans to prevent losses. Central Christian College of Kansas and its faculty are dedicated to preparing young managers as they attain an understanding of risk and an appreciation for the free market.

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Possible Career Paths

  • Underwriter – $55,000*
  • Insurance sales agent – $59,000*
  • Account manager – $46,000*

*O*Net – National Median Wage Data

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Business Core (36 Credits)

BS-AC 220 Financial Accounting (3)
BS-AC 221 Managerial Accounting (3)
BS-CP 235 Computer Application in Business (3)
BS-EC 260 Microeconomics (3)
BS-EC 261 Macroeconomics (3)
BS-MG 311 Advanced Professional Communication (3)
BS-MG 351 Principles of Management (3)
BS-MG 352 Principles of Marketing (3)
BS-MG 353 Principles of Finance (3)
BS-MG 357 Business Law (3)
BS-MG 363 Professional Ethics (3)
BS-MG 451 Strategic Management (3)

Risk Management Core (30 Credits)

BS-MG 209 Statistics (3)
BS-MG 356 Human Resource Management (3)
BS-RM 205 Principles of Insurance and Risk Management (3)
BS-RM 305 Personal Insurance (3)
BS-RM 306 Commercial Insurance & Risk Management (3)
BS-RM 312 Commercial Underwriting Principles (3)
BS-RM 343 Claim Handling Principles and Practices (3)
BS-RM 358 Risk Management Principles and Practices (3)
BS-RM 360 Foundations of Risk Management and Insurance (3)
BS-MG 355 Organizational Behavior (3) OR BS-AP 495 Internship [Business] (3)

Bachelor of Science in Business: RISK MANAGEMENT = 120 Credit Hours

  • 43 Credits – General Education
  • 36 Credits – Business Core
  • 30 Credits – Risk Management Core
  • 11 Credits – Open Electives

Mind

  • Evaluate knowledge in business, management, and accounting principles while developing unique and creative solutions to business-related challenges and operations.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills while conducting appropriate research.
  • Summarize the contributions of business and economics historically and within contemporary culture.

Heart

  • Collaborate with those from diverse cultures and differing worldviews as an effective member of a team.
  • Structure business practices to ascertain industry opportunities while exercising social responsibility at the local, national and global levels.
  • Justify the responsibility that a business has to all stakeholders and engage society as ethical and productive citizens.

Soul

  • Integrate ethical reasoning and worldview to decision-making and business practices.
  • Evaluate business-related theories in practices from an evangelical Christian perspective.
  • Articulate and defend the role of Christian character in personal and professional dealings.

Strength

  • Express thoughts, ideas, and findings effectively, utilizing multiple mediums of communication.
  • Facilitate the effective use of organizational resources, i.e. human, physical, and financial, while practicing appropriate Biblical stewardship.
  • Practice appropriate professional appearance and behavior as a professional identity is developed.

Anyone interested in business is encouraged to join Phi Beta Lambda (PBL). Monthly meetings include special speakers and tours. Student leaders develop annual projects conducted by the organization. In the spring, members have an opportunity to demonstrate their business skills at the Kansas PBL State Leadership Conference (SLC). Central students typically win 35-40 awards at this conference. Central Christian College of Kansas state winners participate and place regularly at the PBL National Leadership Conference (NLC) held at various sites across the nation.

Students in the Business Department have the opportunity to join the lifetime society of Sigma Beta Delta (SBD). As one of the leading prestigious business honor societies their focus is on wisdom, honor, and aspirations.

Membership in Central’s chapter of SBD is reserved for the most distinguished of the departments students. Established in 2016, the chapter inducts 2-5 students each spring.

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The Central Christian College business student has multiple ways to enrich their educational experience through off-campus opportunities. The department regularly offers national and international travel opportunities to study various topics including economics, finance, culture, trade, and monetary systems. Arrangements can also be made to study with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) in their Best Semester program. CCC is also partnering with Students International where students have the opportunity to spend a semester in another country studying local culture, finance, economics, language, investment, entrepreneurship, etc.

Course Examples

Topics include staffing, performance appraisal, compensation, training and development, employee rights, and unionization. Contemporary issues include quality of work-life and legal environment.

This course is an introduction to personal insurance topics including property and liability loss exposures, life and health loss exposures, and personal risk management. Other topics include personal auto and homeowners, personal property and casualty contracts, and an introduction to financial planning. This course aligns with the curriculum found in AINS 22 offered by The Institutes of Malvern, PA. At the end of the course, the student will be given the opportunity to take a national qualifying exam that may lead to an AINS professional designation.

The course will construct a solid foundation in the application of effective good-faith claim investigation techniques. The practices in the claim handling process will equip the student to document claims, communicate effectively, and deal with fraud. There is a continued development in communication and negotiation skills. This course aligns with the curriculum found in AIC 30 offered by The Institutes of Malvern, PA. At the end of the course, the student will be given the opportunity to take a national qualifying exam that may lead to a professional designation.

An introduction to the concept of risk, the process of risk management, the concept and business of insurance, including fundamental doctrines, social value, loss exposures and protection, insurance regulation, insurance carriers, reinsurance, marketing, underwriting and claims adjusting. This course aligns with the curriculum found in AINS 21 offered by The Institutes of Malvern, PA. At the end of the course, the student will be given the opportunity to take a national qualifying exam that may lead to an AINS professional designation.

Types of managerial functions necessary for organizational operation are explored. The course is built around the topics of planning, organizing, directing, controlling and decision making.

Nature and purpose of accounting, basic accounting concepts and procedures, methods of processing, summarizing and classifying financial data. The accounting cycle, merchandising, measuring and reporting current assets and liabilities, and accounting for partnerships and corporations are topics covered.

This is the final capstone course including  Accounting, Management,  Entrepreneurship, Risk Management, and Organizational Leadership. A case method approach is used involving topics such as strategic planning, policy, and ethics, among others. Group work, class presentation, discussion, and participation are expected. This course is designed to be taken after the student has completed the business core.

FACULTY

Heath Whitehouse

Chair of Business Division
heath.whitehouse@centralchristian.edu

Dr. Enrique Barreiro

Chair of Masters Program in Strategic Leadership
enrique.barreiro@centralchristian.edu

Dr. David Ferrell

Business Instructor
david.ferrell@centralchristian.edu
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