3credit(s) This course examines the structure of insurance markets and the financial management of property-liability insurance companies. The key operational functions of an insurer are discussed in a financial context. These areas include underwriting, marketing, pricing, reinsurance, accounting contracts and investments. Emphasis is given to understanding the strategy and vision that property-liability insurers incorporate and how they affect operations, and how insurers are implementing new technology in distribution systems. Prerequisite(s): INS 210.