Students learn the importance of paying attention to the sustainable rationale of decisions taken in risk situations. They are able to assess risk and to calculate default premiums and risk premiums. They can differentiate between systematic and unsystematic risk and evaluate these risks in the context of modern portfolio management. They learn about financial instruments that permit effective risk management and can evaluate these instruments fairly. After successfully completing the module, students are qualified to work in the financial world. Classical employment areas are corporate finance, the investment sector, the credit economy and the insurance industry.
The teaching units on risk management and the capital market focus on shaping risk management and analysing capital markets. They cover the decision theory principles for rational behaviour in risk situations. From this basis, approaches to the correct measurement of default risks and risk premiums are derived. The characteristic features of the range of existing financial instruments for managing these risks are analysed and examined for their suitability for effective risk management. In this context, the following specific issues are covered: systematic and unsystematic risk in the context of portfolio management, performance measurement and its weaknesses, evaluation of shares, bonds, forwards, futures, options, swaps and the possibilities of using the above to secure financial risk and investments in the real economy.
Unfortunately, the course Risk Management and Capital Market cannot be offered in the winter semester 2022/23.
Professor Dr. Hans Hirth is the head of the Chair of Finance and Investment. He is responsible for the module and the associated examinations.
If you have any questions regarding the content of the event, please contact the responsible teaching and research assistant Dr. Martin Walther.
Risk Management and Capital Market is a compulsory elective module for the following study programs:
The module can be included in all degree programs, e.g. as an elective or additional module. It is not subject to any restrictions or prerequisites.