Underwriting Essentials (C120)

Course Code: IMPG 5506

Academic Year: 2017-2018

This course is addressed to the beginning underwriter. You will begin with an overview of the underwriter's role as an investor of shareholder capital on behalf of the insurer. You will see how that role has evolved and how the underwriter accepts or rejects risk for the insurer. You will consider the detailed knowledge, "hard" and "soft" skills, and the temperament an underwriter needs to succeed. You will see these characteristics applied in the analysis of individual property, liability, and automobile risks. Students will also examine current issues in underwriting with guest speakers who are current practitioners.