Course ObjectiveThis 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 ContentAfter 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 MethodsKick-off meeting, guidance of experienced risk expert (Depending on the
case the expert is working at a Financial Institution or at the Vrije
weeks full practical research, preparation for presentation and writing
Method of AssessmentWritten report and presentation.
Entry RequirementsThere is no formal entrance requirement for the Deloitte minor RM except
for VWO Wiskunde A (or B).
Target AudienceThe 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 knowledgeA basic course in quantitative methods and/or statistics is strongly
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||School of Business and Economics|
|Course Coordinator||M.J. Hopman|
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