DAVENPORT, Iowa, Mar 11, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, today announced that its School of Business has added three new specialty areas within the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program–risk management & insurance, real estate, and wealth management. Kaplan University seeks to prepare students to meet the demands of increasingly complex, diverse and global business environments.
"Kaplan's School of Business has designed a practical and dynamic curriculum for students who are looking to excel in several business sectors projected to experience healthy growth: real estate, insurance and wealth management services," says Tom Boyd, dean of the School of Business. "These specializations support the range of professional expertise needed in these areas, in keeping with the evolving market forces driving employment demands in these professions."
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, employment related to these specialty areas is expected to grow between 11 and 32 percent nationally by 2020. The following is a brief overview of these new offerings:
Risk Management & Insurance
The risk management & insurance program is structured to help Kaplan University students develop skills to use theories of risk to analyze and evaluate individual, family, auto, home, commercial and other property insurance plans and also learn techniques for treating loss exposures. Students will practice sales skills in addition to applying risk management and insurance principles to evaluate government and business systems. This program's curriculum is designed to help students prepare for state agent/broker licensure exams.
Aspiring real estate agents and brokers now have access to online education in real estate with Kaplan University. This program is designed to encompass a thorough, ethical business and legal analysis of real estate transactions and financing. The program also offers information that will aid students interested in preparing for real estate agent/broker state licensure exams.
Kaplan University students in the wealth management program are exposed to various theories and practical methods of personal financial planning used by wealth managers. Courses are designed to help students understand how to evaluate various methods of wealth management to maximize client and employer needs, including investments, insurance, asset allocation and financial planning strategies, and general financing. This program provides content that will assist students interested in pursuing Certified Financial Planner(TM) professional licensure.
For more information on these new offerings by the Kaplan University School of Business, visit www.kaplanuniversity.edu.
Certified Financial Planner(TM) is a trademark of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
About Kaplan University
Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (www.ncahlc.org) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kaplan University serves approximately 44,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Florida.
Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education Group and Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan, Inc. serves approximately 65,000 students online and through approximately 70 campus-based schools across the United States. Kaplan's higher education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids in grades K-12. Kaplan, Inc., is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company and its largest division. For more information, visit www.kaplanuniversity.edu today.