Risk Management

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Risk Management

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Economics, Finance, Financial Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    To purpose of this module is to develop students knowledge of the tools and techniques of managing financial and other forms of risk in the modern business environment - to include sovereign institutions as well as financial and non-financial corporations. In this module students will develop their knowledge of the risk management function as well as the principal risk management instruments and strategies. Students will develop the skills to value such instruments and strategies. This module is delivered through a combination of weekly lectures and on-line learning tools, including moodle quizes. Students are expected to attend lectures and to engage in on-line learning and research activities on a regular basis. In addition students will undertake problem sets and read recommended expert articles. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe forms of financial risk facing governments, financial and non-financial corporations, and recommend risk management strategies and solutions to counter these risks.
    2. Evaluate arguments for and against hedging foreign exchange rate risk.
    3. Evaluate interest rate risk management metrics and interest rate risk management securities and strategies, including interest rate derivatives
    4. Critique methodologies for the management of other types of risk such as value at risk, Creditmetricsâ„¢, and to evaluate recent innovations in product development for risk management.
    5. Explain the risk management issues that arise out of the relationship between individual economic agents, corporates and government within the global economy, and suggest appropriate policy responses.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.