The Insurance School at Netanya Academic College is the only institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education authorized to award a B.A. degree in insurance. Academic insurance studies enable young people to enter the finance and capital market field, which is in dire need of high-level professional forces.
The insurance industry is extremely important to the Israeli economy, and its investments amount to tens of billions of shekels. In addition to insurance companies, the industry is lead by dozens of investment houses, pension arrangement managers and banks.
In the wake of the "Bachar Reforms" the industry diversified the activities it deals with and since then many opportunities in the areas of capital market, pensions and various investments have become open to those interested. The more important the insurance industry becomes to the economy and to the economy’s business activity, the more employees are required to have a higher level of specialization as well as a more comprehensive and professional background in a wide range of academic fields. Academic-level insurance studies at the Insurance School will allow graduates to enter the field and industry that today, more than ever, requires high-level professional forces.
The field of Insurance also refers to issues of planning and risk management of public and private businesses, which affect nearly every person and every business in the country, from car and apartment insurance to complex issues including business risk insurance, marine insurance, liability insurance, money management, market management, capital, long-term savings and more. Insurance and finance professionals deal with a wide range of issues and areas of managerial knowledge in order to assist and advise both private clients and managers of commercial entities.
The training required today in the field of insurance includes familiarity with an extensive system of laws, economics, finance, investment, actuary and pension, along with a high level of skills in human behavior and organizational behavior. The Insurance School at Netanya Academic College collaborates with major Israeli insurance companies and the capital market as part of an "excellence programt", through which outstanding students are integrated into work in insurance companies towards the end of their studies.
The school is at the forefront of current professional practices and holds a trading room workshop and employment conferences during which students are exposed to teaching methods, existing trading methods on the Israeli stock exchange, and selected stock exchanges around the world. These also help students receive an in-depth knowledge into the types of securities traded on the various stock exchanges while managing complex investment portfolios in a changing market environment. The course constitutes an academic and professional infrastructure for investment management and consulting, with an emphasis on preparing students to work in the field as a licensee in the future. Students at the School of Insurance learn to build methods for managing both financial and pension investments, to emphasize issuer risks, linkage bases, currency exposure, and many principles relevant to the field.
The school holds quarterly conferences and seminars in collaboration with leading companies in the field of insurance, the capital market and investment houses. In addition, an employment conference is held once a year to connect students to future employers.
Upon completion of their studies, graduates will have attained an extensive financial and managerial knowledge in the areas of insurance, taxes and the capital market. Students will have a defined profession in a respectable and serious field of practice, which will allow them to work in managerial and financial spheres within insurance companies, pension funds, provident funds, insurance agencies, risk management and insurance companies, in the field of appraisals, and more.
Graduates of the Insurance School will be able to deal with a wide range of issues and areas of knowledge, assist, advise and help both private clients and managers of commercial entities. They will have a broad understanding and extensive knowledge in the fields of insurance agencies, risk management and insurance firms, pensions and more. Today, dozens of the school’s insurance graduates hold key positions in the insurance industry and the capital market.
Insurance studies are intended for anyone who wants to join the big companies and engage in the field of finance, risk management, investment houses (Psagot, Altshuler Shahar, Hellman Aldubi), credit card companies (Isracard, American Express, Visa), external financing companies (direct financing), HMOs (Underwriting of supplementary insurance, long-term care insurance, financial risk management of the funds in tracks such as Maccabi Sheli, Clalit Perfect, health insurance, etc.), banks and capital market insurance companies, mortgage advice and insurance.
Insurance students receive many professional employment options from various credit card companies, HMOs, external finance companies, investment houses, banks and insurance companies, from the first year of their studies and gain extensive employment experience during their studies.
In light of the great need and demand for graduates of the insurance school from large entities such as credit card companies, investment houses, external financing companies, banks and insurance companies, these entities actively contact students through the insurance school and offer them scholarships and management tracks to recruit them to the administrative reserve. The constant. This is in addition to the various scholarships offered by the Netanya Academic College
It is possible, for students at the end of the degree, to study prior to the issuance of portfolio management licenses and investment advice (Capital Market Division, Ministry of Finance and the Securities Authority).
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