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Earning the Kansas Insurance Certificate from the Kansas Financial Services Leadership Program unlocks possibilities and invigorates your resume.

To empower your future with the opportunity for scholarships and meaningful connections to influential employers, simply take four courses aligned with your major as you finish your degree.

The certificate requires successful completion of 12 credit hours from courses approved at your university as part of the Financial Services Leadership Program.

First
you’ll complete a program specific, introductory level course worth three credit hours.

Next
you’ll complete three approved courses determined by each institution for a total of nine credit hours.

The courses could come from categories like life and health insurance, financial planning, property and casualty insurance, retirement and employment benefit planning, sales and data analytics, and include any financial services or insurance related internship.

Finally
you’ll list your certificate prominently on your resume. Employers will know that you have the foundational knowledge that brings value to their company.

Participating Universities

Available Courses

Course list:
FI 346 Risk Management**
MK 455 Personal Selling**
MK 510 Marketing Analytics
FI 449 Investment Analysis**

Kansas Insurance Certificate Contact Information for your school:
Deena Wilson
Cremer Hall 128
dwilson2@emporia.edu
620/341-5800

Career services contact to send employers to:
June Coleman
Director – Career Services
Memorial Union 050
jcoleman@emporia.edu
620/341-5407

Internship Contact:
James Willingham
Cremer Hall 128
jwilling@emporia.edu
620/341-5456

Scholarship requirements and process:
ESU students working towards the Kansas Insurance Certificate should contact:
Glenda Estes
Cremer Hall 202
gestes@emporia.edu
620/341-5274

Course list:

FIN 391 Principles of Insurance** OR FIN 631 Risk Management (one of these two classes is required)

Plus three of the following:
FIN 401 Property Insurance**
FIN 670 Estate Planning
FIN 680 Retirement and Employee Benefit Planning**
FIN 467 Internship (insurance related)
MKT 302 Strategic Selling**

Other approved elective such as FIN 311 Fundamentals of Investments OR FIN 641 Financial Markets and Institutions OR ECON 601 Quantitative Methods (only one of these three classes can count toward the certificate)

Kansas Insurance Certificate for your school Contact Information:
Tom Johansen
(785) 628-5867
tcjohansen@fhsu.edu
Professor of Finance and Financial Planning Program Director
Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting
Fort Hays State University
Hays, KS 67601

Career services contact to send employers to:
(785) 628-4260
careers@fhsu.edu
Career Services
Fort Hays State University
Hays, KS 67601

Internship Contact:
Lisa Karlin
(785) 628-4439
lmkarlin@fhsu.edu

Internship Coordinator
Career Services
Fort Hays State University
Hays, KS 67601

Lisa is the contact if the internship needs to be advertised through Career Services for a competitive selection process. If students want information on obtaining credit for an internship that they have already been selected for they should contact Linda Kepka in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting, lkepka@fhsu.edu, (785) 628-5805 for information on obtaining the necessary paperwork to obtain approval to get college credit for the internship and to enroll in the FIN 467 Internship class.

Scholarship requirements and process:

Scholarships in the amount of $500 per certificate course are available for students making satisfactory progress in the Kansas Insurance Certificate Program. The number of scholarships awarded is limited to available funding.

Criteria:
1. Must be currently enrolled in a course that is part of the Kansas Insurance Certificate Program or have completed a certificate course in a prior semester.
2. Must be planning to enroll in another course (or courses) in the Kansas Insurance Certificate Program in the upcoming semester.

Course list (12 hours required):
All courses are online and on campus
Required courses-
PFP 105 Intro to Personal Financial Planning
PFP 305 Advanced Personal Financial Planning
PFP 466 Personal Risk Management and Insurance Planning

Choose one of the following courses-
PFP 310 Family and Consumer Economics
PFP 456 Financial Counseling and Communication
PFP 460 Retirement Planning Concepts
PFP 462 Personal Investment Concepts I
PFP 464 Estate Planning Concepts
PFP 472 Personal Income Tax Concepts

Kansas Insurance Certificate Contact Information for your school:
Jill Parker, Academic Advisor
245B Justin Hall
785-532-1470
jillparker@ksu.edu

Career services contact to send employers to:
Roxanne Martens
Instructor & Director of Undergraduate Programs
Personal Financial Planning
343K Justin Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1403
rmartens@ksu.edu

and

Dana Nordyke
Senior Assistant Director
K-State Career Center
785-532-1680
nordyke@ksu.edu

Internship Contact:
Martin Seay
Program Chair
Personal Financial Planning
343I Justin Hall
785-532-1486
mseay@ksu.edu

Scholarship requirements and process:
Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis to students enrolled in the Kansas Insurance Certificate program. Priority is given to students in their first KIC class. These $1,000 awards are paid over a full academic year. Students are required to maintain a 2.5 GPA. These are merit based awards and subject to availability.

Required Courses (9 credits):
FIN 208 — Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance (Spring Only)
FIN 210 — Financial Planning (Summer Only)
MGT 310 — Business Statistics

Choose One Course (3 credits):
FIN 623 — Financial Institutions and Markets
ACCTG 411 — Individual Taxation
MKTG 450 — Personal Selling and Sales Management

Kansas Insurance Certificate Contact information for your school:
Kevin Bracker, PhD, CFA
kbracker@pittstate.edu
University Professor of Finance
Program Coordinator — Finance
Kelce College of Business
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 235-4550

Internship and Career Services Contact:
Heather Busch — hbusch@pittstate.edu

Scholarship requirements and process:
Students must be a declared Kansas Insurance Certificate candidate and have a 2.50 cumulative GPA. $1,000 scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and subject to funding availability.

Course list:
Required:
FIN 208 Principles of Insurance & Risk Management
FIN 424 Operational Risk Management

Elective Courses (Choose 2):
MKTG 316 Professional Selling Skills
FIN 418 Modeling & Risk Analysis
MGMT 419 Managing Performance & Compensation
FIN 422 Financial Modeling
FIN 425 Futures & Options
FIN 445 Fixed Income
FIN 454 Portfolio Strategy
MATH 630 Actuarial Mathematics

Career services/internship contact:
Jennifer Jordan,
Director of Business Career Services
jjordan@ku.edu
785.864.4446.

Class List:
BU 374 Principles of Risk and Insurance
BU 378 Life and Health Insurance **
BU 366 Sales

Kansas Insurance Certificate Contact Information for your school:
David Sollars
Dean of the College of Business
1700 SW College
Topeka KS, 66621
david.sollars@washburn.edu
Phone: 785.670.2045

Career services contact to send employers to:
Kent McAnally
Director of Career Services
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621
Kent.mcanally@washburn.edu
785-670-1450

Internship Contact:
David Sollars
Dean of the College of Business
1700 SW College
Topeka KS, 66621
david.sollars@washburn.edu
Phone: 785.670.2045

Scholarship requirements and process:
Students that is receiving a grade in BU374.

Request each school to make a Kansas Insurance Certificate page on their website.

* Classes available online

How to Enroll

You’ll enroll in the Kansas Financial Services Leadership Program through your university. Just contact your advisor and tell them you want to earn the Kansas Insurance Certificate. Here’s the contact information for all participating universities.

620-341-5465
School of Business:
620-341-5274

785-628-3478
College of Business and Entrepreneurship:
785-628-5339
Learn more about the Kansas Insurance Certificate at Fort Hays State University.

785-532-6011
College of Business:
785-532-6180

620-231-7000
School of Business:
620-235-4591

913-897-8400
School of Business:
913-897-8400

785-670-1010
School of Business:
785-670-1308
Learn more about the Kansas Insurance Certificate at Washburn University.

David Sollars
Dean School of Business
Washburn University

Students like to have things that fit them perfectly. Clothes, jewelry, and even their education. The Kansas Insurance Certificate provides students with a way to customize their business education, adding an insurance and financial services knowledge base and skill set that will set them apart from other business students.