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Master's in Management Programs

The Master's in Management programs at Gies offer the curriculum, resources, and expertise you need to become a future business leader. No matter your undergraduate degree or level of work experience, Gies has a master's program that can prepare you to solve critical business problems and lead across a variety of industries. 

Gies offers five management programs:

MS in Business Administration (MSBA)

The one-year residential MSBA program provides a high-quality business education focused on international management for those who strive to become leaders in business, government, and various other industries. 

MS in Management (MSM)

Gain a competitive edge before you enter the job market. The one-year residential MSM program teaches recent graduates the fundamental business skills to build upon their education.

Online MS in Management (iMSM)

The iMSM is a flexible, fully online program that helps early-career professionals build a foundation of business skills from team leadership to budget management. It’s a smart investment because it delivers high-quality content that gives you a competitive edge.

MS in Technology Management (MSTM)

The one-year residential MSTM program is designed for students from a business or technical background. The leading-edge curriculum helps elevate the management expertise of scientists and engineers and amplifies business leaders' analytical decision-making skills.

Online MBA (iMBA)

The iMBA is a highly engaging, fully online program that delivers practical business mastery along with leadership vision. The program offers carefully curated content and experiences that will elevate your future-forward leadership capacity in fields such as globalization, innovation, and shaping the digital future.

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How to assess risk, review insurance coverage during pandemic

Jul 27, 2020, 08:11 AM by Aaron Bennett
It has taken the COVID-19 crisis for many businesses to re-evaluate the amount and types of commercial insurance they should buy. Many recently found that their policies don’t cover pandemic-related losses, says Gies Professor Lynne McChristian.

It has taken the COVID-19 crisis for many businesses to re-evaluate the amount and types of commercial insurance they should buy. Many recently found that their policies don’t cover pandemic-related losses, according to Gies Professor Lynne McChristian.

“Understanding risk is at the core of good business decision-making, yet we have much to learn," said McChristian, director of the Office of Risk Management and Insurance Research at Gies College of Business. "We never think bad things are going to happen to us or in our lifetimes. The mistake that many companies make is thinking in terms of how little insurance do I need, when the question should be ‘What is my vulnerability?’” 

McChristian is the latest expert to share their perspective as part of the College’s COVID-19 Global Challenges in Business webinar series. Her session, “Coronavirus and Insurance Coverage,” is available hereMcChristian explained enterprise risk management is interdependent and includes financial, operational, and business risk. The range of risk exposures is immense, including natural and man-made disasters, supply chain losses, and cyber risk.

Business interruption insurance, for example, is designed to cover loss of business income during a shutdown period and extra expenses due to a covered peril.

“Business interruption policies are added on to standard coverage, such as commercial multi-peril and business owners policies, yet only about one-third of US businesses purchase them. They will pay out during a pandemic only if virus and bacteria are not excluded. Going forward, the key is first knowing what your risks are, then correctly estimating the time it would take to recover if a catastrophe hit your business. There are resources to help you figure that out,” McChristian said.

She suggests using an insurance provider as a risk advisor who can help answer these questions about preparing for the unexpected:

  • What are your risk exposures?
  • What controls do you have in place to minimize the downside?
  • Do you have the right systems to track and measure risks?
  • Do you have the right people and skills to manage the risks?

McChristian also advises that companies should keep their eye on potential COVID-19-related legislation, including the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act of 2020, and the Business Continuity Protection Program, introduced by insurance trade groups, which would be run by FEMA.

“This series continues to share important advice from our Gies faculty experts to help you respond to the business risks of coronavirus and better succeed through it,” said Brooke Elliott, Associate Dean of Online Programs and EY Distinguished Professor of Accounting at Gies.