Topic & structure

This program encompasses the most important concepts and techniques of risk management and consists of the following courses:

Finance Theory for Risk Management
Mathematical Foundations of Risk Management
Risk Management Practices

Target audience

The course aims at risk professionals, or those who interface with risk management disciplines on a very regular basis, who want to improve and expand their knowledge in risk management.

The course is also suitable for professionals preparing for the PRMIA Certificate.


Participants have a graduate degree and several years of working experience. A certain level of mathematical knowledge is very beneficial and helpful for successful completion. The course language is English.


Participants know the most important concepts of risk management and their application. They are able to interpret the results of application of concepts and question them critically. 

Program director

Prof. Dr. Erich Walter Farkas, Department of Banking and Finance, University of Zurich


Certificate of Advanced Studies UZH in Risk Management for Banking & Finance (10 ECTS-credits)

Place & Time

The courses are held in Zurich.

The CAS in Risk Management for Banking & Finance starts each October with the fundamental courses Finance Theory for Risk Management and Mathematical Foundations of Risk Management. The following course Risk Management Practices takes place between January and April. You can find the precise dates if you click on the courses directly.

Duration: 7 months


CHF 7'000.- including course material (excl. textbooks), online tutoring and final exam