A Big Risk Experience


Course Objective

This is the practical course in the minor Risk Management for Financial
Institutions (RMFI). In this course you will use your academic skills in
analysing a practical problem. Abstract fundamental structures in the
research question and substantiate with arguments your view. You will
apply your knowledge in an other (practical) context. Examining the case
you will use methods to identify, monitor and manage the topic of risk
management in your case study. The objective is to experience a real
management challenge or problem for a Financial Institution and you will
gain additional knowledge in the area of the topic of your case study.
Bridging theory and practice you will work in a group
of students on a practical problem regarding risk management. Your group
will write a report and give a presentation. Working on this case study
will broadening your horizon due to a deep dive into a practical problem
within a financial institution or a more practical area of risk
management (VU practical research)

Course Content

After the gained knowledge in the four Risk Management courses, it is
time to experience risk management in practice. There will be several
regarding risk available where financial institutions has to deal with.
With your group (2-4 students) you will identify, monitor and assess the
problem. Depending on availability some cases will be provided by
Financial Institutions. There will also be practical cases provided by
the Vrije Universiteit (practical research cases).

Teaching Methods

Kick-off meeting, guidance of experienced risk expert (Depending on the
case the expert is working at a Financial Institution or at the Vrije
Universiteit). Four
weeks full practical research, preparation for presentation and writing
the report.

Method of Assessment

Written report and presentation.

Entry Requirements

There is no formal entrance requirement for the Deloitte minor RM except
for VWO Wiskunde A (or B).


Not applicable.

Target Audience

The Deloitte minor RMFI is for students from all bachelor programmes
(with some exceptions, see the admission criteria below) who want to
acquire familiarity with Risk Management and Financial Institutions.

Recommended background knowledge

A basic course in quantitative methods and/or statistics is strongly

General Information

Course Code E_EBE3_BRE
Credits 6 EC
Period P3
Course Level 300
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator M.J. Hopman
Examiner M.J. Hopman
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture
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