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Kansas State University launches Kansas insurance undergraduate certificate

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018


MANHATTAN — As part of a statewide initiative to promote careers in the insurance industry among financial planning and business majors, Kansas State University will launch an online Kansas insurance certificate for undergraduates in spring 2019.

Students who complete the certificate will be well-prepared for a career in the insurance industry, familiar with the intricacies of health, life, property and casualty insurance structures, annuities and insurance-related employee benefits.

"The insurance industry as a whole is seeking qualified applicants to replace long-standing employees expected to retire in the coming years," said Martin Seay, associate professor and director of the university's Institute of Personal Financial Planning. "Students completing this program will have a leg up on the competition for those jobs."

The certificate can be earned as a stand-alone credential for those who already possess a bachelor's degree, or can serve as a direct path to the university's online bachelor's degree in personal financial planning. Kansas State University is a leader in personal financial planning education, with a longstanding tradition of achievement and degree offerings ranging from undergraduate to doctoral studies, all offered online.

The certificate program meets all of the requirements set forth by the Kansas Insurance Education Foundation, which has encouraged universities across Kansas to develop pathways for graduates to enter the insurance industry. The partnership also includes more than 15 companies with a national presence who are seeking out these graduates.

For more information on the Kansas insurance certificate, visit global.k-state.edu/humanecology/personal-financial-planning/ks-insurance-certificate/.

Written by

Grant Guggisberg