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
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 you to construct a framework for analysing risk management and formulating new risk management ideas in your own organization.
The semester consists of 15 lectures, coordinated by drs. Jos Verstraelen
Introduction to risk management
Philosophy of risk and uncertainty
Sources of uncertainty and risk
Statistical calculations of uncertainty, reliability and relativity of statistical data
Introduction to methods of risk calculations, control and management
Financial institutions: archetypes, balance sheet characteristics and management
Characteristics and dynamics of banks, insurance companies, pension funds and asset managers
Relationship and interaction between strategy, policy, product development and risk profile
Recent successes and shortcomings of financial institutions
Exploring and solving risk problems for financial institutions
Introduction to behavioural finance
Introduction to (data) technology in relation to risk management
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VU - Postgradute program Risk Management for Financial Institutions
*You can also register for half the semester, in which case you pay 3,500 euros per half.