16 months
1784 USD/credit 40140 USD/year
1784 USD/credit 40140 USD/year
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Columbia University’s Master’s in Insurance Management equips a new generation of professionals to lead insurance businesses with advanced industry knowledge, strategic and operational expertise, and the skills to champion new ideas.

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The insurance industry is undergoing an accelerated rate of change. Embracing the use of data and technological advancements has enabled insurers and their partners to provide products and services that are increasingly customer-centric. At the same time, innovation is challenging traditional business practices with competitive new players, and the heightened expectations of insureds, investors and other stakeholders from corporate decisions are making the management of insurance enterprises more complex. 

The proactive leadership and administration of an insurance business in today’s dynamic environment requires a holistic understanding of the interdisciplinary relationships between key business units and the foresight to implement timely advancements. The ability to be forward-thinking, apply emotional intelligence, and convey thought leadership will help insurance professionals distinguish themselves and their companies.  Columbia University ’s Master’s in Insurance Management  provides students the opportunity to refine these skills, incubate new ideas, and expand their professional network while they receive instruction and mentorship from a team of respected industry professionals who are committed to sharing their knowledge and experience.

Fast Facts

  • Expertise

Scholar-practitioner faculty has 300+ years of work experience that they can share. 

  • Innovation

Coursework requires students to generate ideas and solutions that could bring value to their employers or new markets.

  • Mentorship

Industry alliances with the Corporate Advisory Network, guest lecturers and faculty are a pillar of the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Product, Pricing, and Distribution
  • Role of Finance in the Insurance Industry
  • Claims Management 
  • Insurance Operations: The Backbone of the Company
  • Global Legal and Regulatory Ecosystem
  • Underwriting 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 SCH



Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Online Application Form
  • $95.00 nonrefundable application fee (U.S. currency)
  • Transcripts from All Post-Secondary Institutions Attended
  • Statement of Academic Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Your Résumé
  • Official Scores on Standardized Exams (if required)
  • Supplemental Essay
  • Video Essay
  • Admissions Interview (if required)
  • Students whose native language is not English must include proof of English proficiency
  • International Students Studying On Campus Must Fulfill Visa Requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1784 USD per credit during 16 months.
  • National

    40140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1784 USD per credit during 16 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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