The Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law (FIREL) trains professionals to manage successfully all financial aspects of a firm, and to manage and work within financial institutions, their regulatory bodies, investment firms and mortgage banks. It prepares students for careers in life insurance marketing, brokerage, underwriting and risk management in the insurance industry.
Our vision is to adapt its programs and course offerings to meet the needs of industry in a rapidly changing global environment. The Department strives to better prepare its students to be leaders in this dynamic environment.
The department educates individuals in real estate finance and investment, brokerage, and appraisal. The business law curriculum prepares business managers to function in the increasingly complex legal environment of business. All programs within the department prepare the student for more advanced professional work or schools and/or a successful career in business.
Students generate valuable industry contacts by participating in our student chapters of:
- Real Estate Club
- Gamma Iota Sigma
- Insurance Industry Veteran, Barbara Bufkin, Speaks to Students on Talent Gap, Diversity and Inclusion
- Insurance Industry Expo
- Real Estate Expo
- Distinguished Speaker Series: Business Leadership Panel
- Professor Kyle Weddle Recognized as DFW Top Risk Manager
- Insurance, Innovation and Inclusion: Speaker Barbara Bufkin, COO of Guy Carpenter