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Postgraduate Certificate in Finance, Risk and Insurance by Distance Learning

Develop your career with an online Postgraduate Qualification in Finance, Risk & Insurance | Distance Learning

Application Deadline: 15th January 2021 | Programme Starts: 15th March 2021

Delivered by tutored distance learning

Develop your future career in trade finance, risk and insurance when you complete this innovative Postgraduate Certificate via Distance Learning. With the combination of both the latest academic research and practical applications, you will open yourself up to a number of careers such as:

  • Policy Officer
  • Export Finance Manager
  • Financial/Legal Advisor
  • And many more

This distance learning programme takes advantage of a unique synergy between in-depth research and situational practice across topics such as Innovation & Design Thinking, Strategic Management and Underwriting & Portfolio Management.

On the course you will delve into the best practices on solving industry situational problems and learn how to combine business strategies and academic thinking to use to your advantage.

On top of this, you will 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
  • The transformational role that Fintech and Insuretech are playing in the financial services and insurance sectors

Summer Semester

Students will study four core subjects:

  • Insurance Markets and Regulations
  • ECA Foundations and Principles
  • Strategic Management
  • Innovation and Design Thinking


Winter Semester

Students will study five core subjects:

  • Underwriting and Portfolio Management
  • Digitalisation: Fintech and Insuretech
  • Risk Management and  Compliance
  • Structuring Transactions
  • Claims and Recovery


How is the course assessed?

The programme will be assessed through written examinations at the end of each semester.

Examinations may include short case studies, calculations, or multiple choice questions. Additionally, participants will be assessed through coursework which may include essays or individual/group presentations.

Delivered by industry experts – Course Director: Prof Andreas Klasen
Duration: 2 Semesters
Delivery: Distance learning
Award: Students will achieve 30 European ECTS credits (Postgraduate Certificate).
Fees: 4,980 EUR

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Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Finance, Risk and Insurance might be able to transfer ECTS credits to other Offenburg University Master programmes (entry requirements will apply). Other universities may also accept earned credits for further studies.

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.

Hear from Course Director, Prof. Andreas Klasen

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Would you like to hear Course Director, Professor Andreas Klasen's views and opinions on the industry?

We interviewed Dr. Klasen about this and more including looking into his experience and history in the industry as well as asking what advice he would give to someone looking to break into the Finance, Risk & Insurance industry. View the full interview below.

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