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Business - Insurance

Program Learning Outcomes

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:

  • Describe the impact of major economic systems and current trends on Canadian society and business generally and the general insurance industry specifically.
  • Discuss the major categories of insurance and the purpose, structure and functions of industry organizations.
  • Analyze the terms of basic fire policy, automobile liability coverage, and coverage under accident benefits using risk assessment models.
  • Develop an effective plan that incorporates industry standards for claims investigation. Explain the basis of evaluation to meet the insurer’s obligations.
  • Describe risk underwriting in property, liability and automobile insurance, and evaluate the significance of the application, the loss experience and the impact of the Canadian legal system.
  • Design, construct and use spreadsheets that will provide meaningful information to support decision making and problem solving.
  • Use general accounting principles and follow internal control procedures to solve a variety of business problems.
  • Explain the communication process and apply principles of effective communication in listening, speaking and writing.
  • Identify sources of conflict and effectively utilize conflict management techniques.
  • Analyze supply, demand, and price levels to demonstrate the functioning of the Canadian markets.
  • Analyze legal problems of business in general and the general insurance industry specifically as a way of demonstrating the structure and processes of the Canadian legal system.
  • Explain how brokerage and marketing objectives affect brokerage sales plans, taking into consideration the various components of a firm’s marketing plan.
  • Write business communications that are grammatically sound and appropriate in tone given a particular audience and purpose.
  • Analyze the dynamics and trends in global business including social, political and economic factors.
  • Identify ethical issues, social responsibility and legal issues affecting Canadian business.
  • Identify ethical behaviour and social responsibility through the use of case studies.