Did you know that:
1. you can follow individual semesters/sessions of the VU - Risk Management for Financial Institutions program without having to register for the full MSc degree program?
2. each semester is worth a maximum of 60 CE credits?
3. that the lectures and learning materials are in English?
RMFI Semester 1:
The foundations of risk management and financial institutions
Semester 1 of the VU - Postgraduate Risk Management for Financial Institutions program is all about the foundations of risk management: what is a risk and what is Risk Management? How are risks identified, described and calculated? Why are existing methods of risk management used, how were they developed and what is wrong with them or could be improved on? This provides the foundation for understanding and improving existing methods and techniques.
In the second part of the semester, archetypes of various financial institutions are described based on cases. This leads to the study of the business strategies used by the various financial institutions. This allows us to construct a framework in which to analyse risk management and formulate ideas for new risk management in students’ own companies.
The semester consists of 15 lectures, coordinated by drs. Jos Verstraelen
- Students become familiar with the characteristics of financial markets and the corresponding typical quantitative risk management methods
- Students become familiar with the development of the terms risk, uncertainty, and risk appetite
- Students get to know the characteristics of and differences between the risks within the archetypical financial institutions -
- Students learn how to solve complex practical risk management issues and how to report the solutions.