Risk Management

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Risk Management

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Business

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    After taking this course you will be able to:
    i) explain the concepts of risk and uncertainty;
    ii) recognize various forms of risk and uncertainty in situational contexts;
    iii) explain and apply several methods to measure and manage risks (a.o. Value at Risk, Expected Shortfall)
    iv) explain and apply several methods to reduce or minimize risks (a.o. diversification, hedging)

    COURSE CONTENT
    This course is an introduction to the field of risk management. It focuses on obtaining a broad understanding of the concepts of risk and uncertainty and how they can arise in a variety of (not necessarily financial) settings. The course builds upon knowledge acquired in other Business Analytics courses in the first, in particular Probability Theory and Operations Research. The course is also closely related to Project Business Analytics 2, which is taught simultaneously.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Lectures and tutorial groups.

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Individual assignments and a written exam.

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