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RMI Program to Travel to Bermuda

At the end of this month, a group of EKU Business faculty and staff are traveling to Bermuda to help set up an articulation agreement with Bermuda College. Debbie Ellis along with Lisa Gardner, Ph.D. and Ben Woodruff, Ph.D. will be attending Bermuda College on November 27th to participate in their transfer meeting.

The articulation agreement with Bermuda College will allow their students to transfer easily to EKU, having met nearly all of their general education requirements.  This agreement will facilitate BC students enrolling in the entirely online Bachelor's Degree in Risk Management and Insurance, a degree that they can complete without leaving Bermuda.  In addition, the agreement will facilitate transfer of any BC students who would instead prefer to attend face-to-face classes at EKU.

EKU's Ben Woodruff, a faculty member in finance who also teaches risk management, is developing a course that is taught partly online, and partly face-to-face in Bermuda.  This class would include EKU students from the home campus in Richmond, KY, as well as Bermuda-based EKU students enrolled in the EKU online program, and perhaps, BC students as well.  The course will focus on the Bermuda captive, insurance, and reinsurance markets, and may also extend to cases about some non-insurance entities like Bacardi.

Additionally, during the trip the group would like to make some visits and connections with some of the insurers and reinsurers there. It is a goal to create a future study abroad trip to Bermuda for students in the RMI program.

Debbie Ellis, program coordinator, said, “Bermuda presents unique learning opportunities as a global hub for captives, insurance and reinsurance.  We hope that our students learn what kinds of products are offered and to whom, how the companies are organized, and what kinds of hiring and career growth opportunities exist at their firms. We hope that they learn why they operate in Bermuda, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of doing so.”

Published on November 19, 2018

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