BCIT General Insurance and Risk Management students to compete in Philadelphia

A team of BCIT General Insurance and Risk Management students were shortlisted to compete in the Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge in Philadelphia on April 23-24. This is the first time that a Canadian school has made it to the finals! The Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge was developed in 2011 to give risk management students an opportunity to showcase their skills on the international stage. The competition is an 8-month long process, where undergraduate teams compete to develop and present a comprehensive risk management program based on a provided case study. The 2017 case study is on PayPal.

The BCIT team competing in the Spencer RIMS Risk Management Challenge Makayla Robertson Arshi Bassi Nicole Howard and Van Dang

The teams were judged by a panel of prestigious risk management professionals and the top nine teams are invited to present their recommendations at the 2017 RIMS Conference in Philadelphia. The top three teams will be recognized during the conference and awarded cash prizes. This is the second year BCIT has entered a team into the challenge and the first time we have been invited to present at the RIMS conference.

The BCIT General Insurance and Risk Management program is different than most, as students obtain a two year diploma, their Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation, and 8 of 10 Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) courses. Graduates can then continue their studies for another year and obtain a BCIT Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Note: Shaun Sinclair is the Program Head of the General Insurance and Risk Management Program

3 thoughts on “BCIT General Insurance and Risk Management students to compete in Philadelphia”

  1. Greetings,
    I trust you are well. I have fundamentals of insurance and I am working in insurance industry since 2019 and I am looking for to upgrade my education and complete level 2 and 3 I just wanted to obtain information if that is a program that’s supports also that field.
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  2. This is great news! I was in the insurance industry for 15 years and we were always excited to get graduates of the insurance programs. Insurance is a really fascinating career with many avenues and challenges. It keeps you on your intellectual toes. It says a lot to have BCIT students making it to the finals, congrats!


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