Insurance MBA

The Insurance MBA is designed for professionals holding the designation of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).  Brenau University, in partnership with the Institutes (formerly the American Institute   of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters) awards up to 6 hours of credit for CPCU certification toward the Insurance MBA.  The Insurance MBA is a  13 course,  39 credit hour degree program which leads to a Masters of Business Administration degree and a certificate in Insurance.  Students take the 9 course  MBA core from Brenau and transfer in 6 hours of elective CPCU coursework credit to earn the Insurance MBA.  The American Institute for CPCU is the industry leader in providing technical risk management and insurance knowledge through classes and certifications.  Students interested in learning more should click here.  To apply, visit

To learn more about the Institute (AICPCU), visit the organization’s website at:

There is no post-graduate Certificate in Insurance since the coursework for the CPCU is the concentration coursework.


Preparatory Courses

To enhance their success in the program, students are required to take BA 500 MBA Foundations (3 hours) and BA507 Introduction to Business Communications (3 hours).  These courses must be completed before starting the other MBA coursework.


The core curriculum is taught online or at one of our 5 campuses.  There are 8 courses in the MBA core curriculum (24 hours):

BA 642 Cross-Cultural Challenges for Business
BA 670 Integrated Business Operations
AC 721 Budgeting for Managers
BA 787  Global Economics
MG 729 Management & Organizational Behavior
BA  723 Financial Management
MK 715  Marketing Management
BA  799  Strategic Management & Policy


Students transfer 6 credit hours from CPCU courses and take one elective course to complete the concentration (9 hours):

CPCU 520 Insurance Operations, Regulations and Statutory Accounting

CPCU 530 Legal Environment of Insurance

Business Elective

Program Director

Associate Dean, Dr. Suzanne Erickson, holds a Ph.D. and Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Washington and an MBA from Seattle University.  Prior to joining Brenau, she was Executive Director of Spring Hill College in Atlanta and taught at Seattle University for seventeen years.  Dr. Erickson’s research interests include entrepreneurial financing, executive compensation and corporate finance. Dr. Erickson can be reached at 770-531-3174 or via email at

Application  Instructions

Thank you for your interest in Brenau University. To apply for admission, please complete the following steps:

1.  Fill out the online application or download a form and mail or fax it to the Office of Admissions.  The application is available at
2.  Request Official Transcripts from all previous institutions and have them sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
3.  Forward your resume to Office of Graduate Admissions at

Admissions decisions are typically made within 2 weeks of receiving a completed file.

Financial Aid Procedures

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web at  If you are completing FAFSA on the Web for the first time, we recommend that you apply for a PIN at prior to completing the FAFSA.  With a PIN, you are able to electronically sign your application, make corrections after submitting the application, and review your processed application data.  If you prefer to complete a paper FAFSA please download one at

Please note:  Financial aid cannot be awarded to students who have not been officially admitted to the university.

Information Sessions

The Office of Graduate Admissions together with other University offices would like to offer you an opportunity to visit campus and talk with us about your academic and professional goals.  We want to make sure you understand how Brenau University can assist you in living an Extraordinary Life.  These sessions are held once a semester at the campus near you.  Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office for further details.


See Financial Aid:  Tuition and Fees.


General inquiries:, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions:, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100