MSc in Finance and Economics

M2: Risk Management

Curriculum

The Risk Management track is divided into four modules:

  • Joint Module (also compulsory for the tracks in Banking and Risk Management)
  • Risk Management Module
  • Incubator Module
  • Master thesis or internship and internship report

The joint module covers core topics on investment funds, financial regulation, and risk measures and management. The Risk Management Module delves deeper into different risk categories (market, credit, counterparty operational and liquidity) as well as exploring econometric and disclosure instruments.

The so-called Incubator Module allows students to choose from trending and emerging topics in the financial sector, such as sustainable finance, FinTech or cyber security. Taught together with industry professionals, they deliver insights into innovative finance topics. Courses in this module will be continuously reviewed and updated.

Finally, students are given the option to complete either an internship or a Master thesis.

  • Internship: Students intern within the public or private sector for a minimum duration of 12 weeks (with the option to negotiate a longer placement depending on the availability of the student and hosting company/institution). Each student has to submit a field report. The topic of this report is coordinated between the student, the programme director of the Master, and the company supervisor. The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance provides some support to students in obtaining a placement as well as drawing up internship contracts between the hosting institution and the student.
  • Master thesis: Topics for the Master thesis are coordinated together with the programme director and thesis supervisor. The Master thesis is an independent piece of research that should showcase a thorough understanding of the chosen topic as well as the appropriate research methodology.

 

Learning outcomes

  • Advanced, interdisciplinary knowledge within the academic field
  • Detailed understanding of financial instruments and different types of risk and risk models, statistical and econometric concepts; ability to analyse financial assets and make financial diagnostics, and further aspects of risk management
  • Skills and tools to analyse problems and develop appropriate solutions based on well-founded scientific knowledge of theories, methods and instruments of the field
  • Critical thinking, ability to work independently and communicate on the subject using terminology, language and expressions of the field
  • Exposure to the risk management sector, opportunities for professional networking

Prerequisite

Successful completion of the first year (M1) of the MSc in Finance and Economics.

Equity & fixed Income Analysis // Derivatives


M2: Risk Management

Programme at a glance:

  • 60 ECTS (30 ECTS per semester)
  • Second year track of the MSc in Finance and Economics
  • Taught in English (optional course in French)
  • Intake: 20 students per year
  • €200 per semester