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Export Finance and Trade Credit Insurance

Fuel your career with an online Postgraduate qualification in Export Finance and Trade Credit Insurance | Distance Learning

Starts: 11th March 2019 (Application deadline: 15th January 2019)

Delivered by tutored distance learning

The PG Cert in Export Finance and Trade Credit Insurance is a world-class specialist programme preparing graduates and business professionals for a wide range of careers in finance, risk and insurance. It provides a unique combination of the latest academic research and practical application on a broad range of topics.

Participants will learn how to put business strategies and academic thinking into practice by leading finance and insurance practitioners as well as renowned academics. You will study a variety of online distance learning modules across two semesters at highly-ranked Offenburg University based in the stunning German Black Forest.

The programme consists of seven core modules covering, in particular, International Financial Markets, Fintech and Insuretech, Macroeconomic Risk Analysis, ECA Foundations and Principles, Underwriting and Portfolio Management, as well as Management and Leadership in Finance, and Innovation and Design Thinking.

Benefit from a highly relevant programme that will address:

  • The global business environment and context in which finance and insurance organisations operate
  • Technical aspects of credit insurance underwriting including identification, assessment and acceptance of political and commercial risk
  • Application of key innovation and design thinking principles for organisational innovation
  • Critical evaluation of advanced theories in export finance and trade credit insurance
  • The transformational role that Fintech and Insuretech are playing in the financial services and insurance sectors

Summer Semester 
Dates: 11th March 2019-28th June 2019

Students will study four core subjects (worth a total of 30 ECTS credits):

  • Introduction to Finance and Insurance
  • Strategic Management in Finance
  • Global Business and the Digital Agenda (Part 1)
  • Insurance and Regulations


Winter Semester
Dates:  7th October 2019-31st January 2020

Students will study four core subjects (worth a total of 30 ECTS credits):

  • International Finance
  • Risk Management in Foreign Trade
  • Global Business and the Digital Agenda (Part 2)
  • Underwriting and Claims


How is the course assessed?

The programme will be assessed through written examinations at the end of each semester. Written examinations may include short case studies, calculations, or multiple choice questions. Additionally, students will be assessed through coursework which may include essays or individual/group presentations


Where and When is the examination?

All examinations will be held on campus at Offenburg University. The first examination will take place in July 2019 and the second examination will take place in February 2020.

*Attendance in person at the examinations in Offenburg is compulsory.

However, subject to available support facilities, candidates can make arrangements to sit the exam in the location at which they are based at the time. Please note, overseas sittings are subject to approval by Offenburg University and cannot be guaranteed. Additional fees may apply.

Delivered by experts in the field – Course Director: Prof Andreas Klasen
Duration: 12 months
Delivery: Distance learning
Award: Students will achieve 60 European ECTS credits (Postgraduate Certificate). This is equivalent to 120 CATS credits (equivalent to a UK Postgraduate Diploma).
Fees: 9,960 EUR

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Students who complete the Certificate successfully can convert this to an MBA in Finance, Risk and Insurance by completing the Masters top-up. This will take approximately 6 months to complete.

Ideal for…

  • Financial Advisors
  • Policy Officers
  • Export Finance Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Underwriters
  • Senior Advisors/Analysts/ Associates
  • President
  • Legal advisors
  • Consultants
  • Commissioners
  • Governments
  • Law firms
  • Corporate Exporters (Investors & developers)

Why study by online distance learning?

  • Benefit from regular interactive online support and feedback on mini assignments set by the academics to help you remain focused and motivated
  • Network and share ideas with like-minded fellow professional students and tutors via online forums, which provide additional support and professional development
  • Take control of where and when you learn
  • Apply your learning, knowledge, skills and expertise to your work immediately

Ready to apply?

Do not delay your application as places are limited.

Apply online here