Information on course of study: Master's programme Risk Management and Financial Analysis (Master)

Information on course of study: Master's programme Risk Management and Financial Analysis (Master)

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Numbers and facts

Course of study name: Master's programme Risk Management and Financial Analysis (Master)
Duration: 5 Semester
Academic degree: Master of Science
Language: German
Type of admission:
  • Application/enrolment possible in the winter semester
  • Application/enrolment possible in the summer semester

Orientation and goals

Professional risk management is making entrepreneurial decisions under uncertainty. The basis for this  often are economic considerations, which are supported by sound financial analysis. 
The Master's programme in Risk Management and Financial Analysis enables students to gain further academic qualifications at university level through practice-oriented, internet-based learning, which enables them to act competently in financially oriented risk management. The programme focuses on the management of risks that have an impact on financial targets or arise from the use of financial instruments. Application-oriented, in-depth knowledge in the relevant mathematical-statistical and economic areas is taught; mathematical and economic competences are developed in equal measure. 
The use of various methods and analytical tools for the calculation and (financial) evaluation of risks is learned. Furthermore, risk management and financial analysis are addressed in the context of relevant social developments and discourses, such as digitalisation and sustainability, as well as their classification in the corporate and regulatory context. Current corporate practice and national and European legal requirements - especially for financial service providers - are taken into account.
The Master's programme in Risk Management and Financial Analysis offers an extra-occupational academic further qualification at university level, which aims to enable specialists in financially oriented risk management.
By dovetailing theory and practice, you can reflect on practical professional issues in a theoretically well-founded way during your studies and at the same time apply and test theoretical approaches in your daily work. You thus receive a valuable and quality-assured qualification. 

Course structure and content

Mandatory area
- Quantitative Methods
- R - Software and tools for financial data analysis
- Risk Management and Regulation
- Financial Markets and Financial Market Theory
- Financial Instruments

Compulsory electives
Six of the following modules can be selected:

Mathematical Methods Competence
- Monte Carlo Methods
- Data Science and Machine Learning
- Financial Data Analysis with R: Methods and Applications
- Quantitative Risk Management
- Extreme and operational risks

Branch competence
- Risk models - risks in insurance companies
- Default risk and rating
- Asset liability management
- Risk communication
- Company valuation and financing

Current topics
- Selected Aspects of Risk Management
- Risk and Sustainability of Alternative Investments

Teaching and learning

The learning concept is specifically aimed at the needs of working students with limited time available.

The blended learning concept is composed of condensed in-person teaching and online sessions. This makes it varied not only in terms of content, but also from a methodological standpoint, as well as practice and communication-oriented. The online learning environment C3LLO allows you to be flexible with your time and study remotely wherever you are.

Language skills

In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.

German Language Proficiency
You can proof your German language proficiency with the following language certificates:

  • DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2)
  • TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements

Application and admission

This is an open admissions degree course, and applications are accepted for both the winter and summer semesters.

Detailed application deadlines for the winter semester 2024/2025 (summer semester 2025):

  • Applications with a German university entrance qualification or degree: by 1 September 2024 (1 March 2025)
  • Applications from the EU: by 1 September 2024 (1 March 2025)
  • Applications from third countries (non-EU): by 1 August 2024 (1 February 2025)

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The degree programme is liable to charges. For further information please check the regulations Gebühren- und Entgeltordnung

International applicants: There are different application procedures.

Your contact persons

  • Centre for lifelong learning (C3L)
Fragen zum Studiengang/-fach
  • Welter, Silke
  • Centre for lifelong learning (C3L)