Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law (Economics)
Semester courses Wintersemester 2023/2024
Form of instruction: Lecture (ggf. mit Übung)
Hinweise zum Modul
typically at the end of the semester; potential mid-term examination dates will be announced in the first session
1 term paper (Hausarbeit) or 1 written exam (Klausur) or 1 oral exam (mündliche Prüfung) or 1 Portfolio
Skills to be acquired in this module
The aim of the course is to provide students with a thorough knowledge of how to identify, classify, measure, and manage different types of financial business risks. In particular, we will discuss the properties and potential applications of derivatives in financial risk management. Upon completion of this module students • will have a sound understanding of the concept of risk management, and will be able to distinguish different types of financial risks and risk management approaches; • will be able to devise hedging strategies, arbitrage strategies, and speculative strategies using financial derivatives such as futures contracts, forward contracts, options, and swaps; • will be able to consistently apply valuation models to determine theoretical prices of financial derivatives. • will be able to assess limitations of financial derivatives in risk management.