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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: 1st October 2019 (Application deadline: 15th August 2019)

Delivered by tutored distance learning

Grasp your future career in finance, risk and insurance when you complete the Export Finance & Trade Credit Insurance Postgraduate Certificate. With the combination of both the latest academic research and practical applications, you will open yourself up to a number of careers including:

  • Policy Officer
  • Export Finance Manager
  • Financial/Legal Advisor

This totally online course provides a unique synergy of in-depth research and situational practice across topics such as Global Economics, Strategic Management and Risk Management in Foreign Trade.

On the course you will delve into the best practices on how to solve industry situational problems, learn how to combine business strategies and academic thinking to use to your advantage and network with & be taught by leading finance & insurance practitioners as well as renowned academics.

Benefit from a highly relevant programme that addresses:

  • 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 industry experts – 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.

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
  • Keep your career driving forward as you study outside of your normal working hours

The course is ideal for you if you work as, or in, any of the professions below:

  • Credit Analysts
  • 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)

Should YOU study this course?

  • Would you like to learn from & network with a combination of renowned academics and world-class practitioners?
  • Would you like to put academic thinking into professional practice?
  • Would you like to become a global leader for innovative societies?
  • Would you like to take your career to the next stage?

If you found yourself nodding at or answering yes to any of the above questions, you will benefit from studying on this 100% online course.

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