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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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KATVRP12 Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Business Studies
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Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Management
Curricula 2015 – 2017

Learning outcomes

During the course the student learns the basic concepts and importance of risk management and insurance. The student will understand the special characteristics, revenue logic and legislative requirements of insurance business compared to other business activities. By the end of the course the student is able to recognize the differences and similarities between private and social insurance and assess insurance business in a global context.


-The importance and basic concepts of risk management and insurance
-The special characteristics of insurance as a method of risk management, as a product and as a service
-The legislative requirements of insurance business
-Insurance business in a global context

Teaching methods

Participation in classroom work, weekly web assignments and written exercises.

Teaching language


Available for exchange students

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
1) information lecture and 2) performance of assigned tasks   Participation in course work 
In English

1) Information lecture (participation)
2) Performance of assigned tasks (self-study, web-based learning and assignments, written exercises)


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

1. Dorfman, M.S.: Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance. 2013.

2. Other assigned material.

Further information

For more detail, see teaching schedule.

There is no guarantee that the course will be organized every academic year.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Management
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Faculty of Management