Risk Management

FIN4507 Risk Management
4 Advanced Management Credits

Risk management has risen to a new pre-eminence with firms being exposed to an ever increasing range of risks. The reasons for this rise, and the techniques and instruments used by risk managers, are the subjects of this course. The course will first cover the concept of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and then analyze the key financial tools used in risk management, such as futures and options. Students will then use their knowledge to manage risk optimally and alter the risk/return characteristics of corporations. The course will apply these tools to risk management cases to cover a whole set of different sectors (airlines, automobiles, IT, etc.). The course will also go into some of the most pressing risks of our time, namely: climate change; diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I); and cybersecurity, as well as risks related to Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and executive compensation.

Prerequisites: SME2021

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Finance
  • Level: Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: FIN4507
  • Number of Credits: 4