Course Offer

This page provides an overview of courses offered in the current and upcoming semesters. Links to course information and material can only be accesed with a valid university account. Prospective students can find course descriptions for all offered courses here

Course schedule

Course schedule in the summer term 2024

Actuarial Science Financial Economics

Mathematics

Quantitative Methods Other

Insurance Economics, 6 CP

Risk Theory II, 9 CP

Asset Liability Management, 10 CP

Management of (Re-)Insurance Companies, 4 CP

Selected Topics in Insurance and Finance, 3 CP

 

Financial Modeling, 3 CP

Advanced Financial Intermediation, 7 CP

Credit Analysis, 7 CP

Asset Liability Management, 10 CP

Insurance Economics, 6 CP

Market Analysis with Econometrics and Machine Learning, 7 CP

Management of (Re-)Insurance Companies, 4 CP

Project Class in Asset Managementa, 4 CP

Issues in Emerging Market Finance, 3 CP

Machine Learning and Decision Making, 4 CP

 

Continuous Time Financial Mathematics, 4 CP

Risk Theory II, 9 CP

Stochastic Analysis, 4 CP

Nonlinear Time Series Analysis, 4 CP

Statistical Learning, 4 CP

Lévy Processes, 4 CP

Mathematics of Games, 9 CP

Partial Differential Equations, 9 CP

Spatial Statistics, 9 CP

Survival and Event History Analysis, 9 CP

Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations, 6 CP

Numerical Methods for Data Science, 6 CP

Selected Topics in Insurance and Finance, 3 CP

 

Learning Systems I, 6 CP

Data Mining, 6 CP

Mathematics of Games, 9 CP

Market Analysis with Econometrics and Machine Learning, 7 CP

Machine Learning and Decision Making, 4 CP

 

Seminars

Practical Actuarial Science, 4 CP

Practical Financial Engineering, 4 CP

Project Class in Asset Managementa, 4 CP

Additional Key
Qualificationsb 

Here's a timetable (updated on April 15, does not necessarily contain all offered courses).  Please verify the credit point information given here using the information provided on the webpages for the course you are interested in.

If you want to take an exam in a course that is not listed here you must clarify this with Prof. Löffler by the end of April.

a) Project Class in Asset Management: 

  • Specialization Financial Economics: Students are required to take either "Project Class in Asset Management" or "Practical Financial Engineering" as a compulsory course in "Other"
  • Specialization Financial Mathematics or Actuarial Science: Students can take the course "Project Class in Asset Management" as an elective in Financial Economics.

b) Please note that German language courses other than the ones specifically offered for international MSc students are usually not eligible. Furthermore, English language courses and language courses in your mother tongue are not eligible.

Courses that are taught in German that can be taken for Actuarial Science include: Qualitatives Risikomanagement in der Versicherung (4 CP)

Courses that are taught in German that can be taken for Financial Economics include:  Valuation (4 CP), Qualitatives Risikomanagement in der Versicherung (4 CP), Corporate Strategy, 7 CP

Courses that are taught in German that can be taken for Quantitative Methods include: -

 

 Note that there are DAV Supplements which can be obtained in the following courses:

  • "Wirtschaftliches und rechtliches Umfeld" in Insurance Economics
  • "Schadenversicherungsmathematik" (one part, other part can be obtained in Life-, Health- and Pension-Mathematics during the winter term) in Risk Theory II
  • "Modellierung und Enterprise Risk Management" in Asset Liability Management

If you need help in your course selection, you can contact Stefan Rausch.

 

Courses to be offered in the next semesters

This schedule is preliminary and may be subject to change.

Actuarial Science Financial Economics Mathematics
 
Quantitative Methods Other

Life, health and pension mathematics, 9 CP

Risk Theory I, 9 CP

Risk Management in Insurance, 7 CP

Derivatives, 7 CP

Selected Questions in Insurance Mathematics, 3 CP

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Asset Pricing, 7 CP

Investment and Risk Management, 6 CP

Business Unit Strategy and Corporate Finance, 7 CP

Research in Finance, 4 CP

Life, health and pension mathematics, 9 CP

Financial Statement Analysis, 2 CP

Risk Management in Insurance, 7 CP

Derivatives, 7 CP

Data Analysis: Description, Inference and Causality, 7 CP

Behavioral Finance, 3 CP

tba

Discrete Time Financial Mathematics, 4 CP

An Introduction to measure-theoretic probability, 4 CP

Mathematical Statistics, 9 CP

Advanced Statistics, 4 CP

Optimization/OR 2, 9 CP

Mathematics of Machine Learning, 9 CP

Graph Theory I, 9 CP

High Performance Computing 1, 8 CP

Risk Theory I, 9 CP

Numerical Optimization, 6 CP

Selected Questions in Insurance Mathematics, 3 CP

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Data Analysis: Description, Inference and Causality, 7 CP

Learning Systems II, 6 CP

Pattern Recognition, 6 CP

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Seminars

Risk Management Roundup, 4 CP

Practical Actuarial Science, 4 CP

Additional Key
Qualifications*

If you want to take an exam in a course that is not listed here you must clarify this with Prof. Löffler by the end of October.

 

Note that there are DAV Supplements which can be obtained in the following courses:
- "Versicherungsmathematik"  (one part, other part can be obtained in Risk Theory II) in Life,- Health and Pension-Mathematics
- "Angewandte Stochastik" in Risk Theory I
- "Finanzmathematik und Risikobewertung" in Derivatives
- "Unternehmenssteuerung" in Risk Management in Insurance

 

*Please note that German language courses other than the ones specifically offered for international MSc students are usually not eligible. Furthermore, English language courses and language courses in your mother tongue are not eligible.

 

If you need help in your course selection, you can contact Niklas Paluszkiewicz.

This schedule is preliminary and may be subject to change.

Actuarial Science Financial Economics

Mathematics

Quantitative Methods Other

Insurance Economics, 6 CP

Risk Theory II, 9 CP

Asset Liability Management, 10 CP

Management of (Re-)Insurance Companies, 4 CP

Selected Topics in Insurance and Finance, 3 CP

tba

Financial Modeling, 3 CP

Advanced Financial Intermediation, 7 CP

Credit Analysis, 7 CP

Asset Liability Management, 10 CP

Insurance Economics, 6 CP

Market Analysis with Econometrics and Machine Learning, 7 CP

Management of (Re-)Insurance Companies, 4 CP

Project Class in Asset Managementb, 4 CP

Issues in Ermeging Market Finance, 3 CP

Machine Learning and Decision Making, 4 CP

tba

Continuous Time Financial Mathematics, 4 CP

Risk Theory II, 9 CP

Stochastic Analysis, 4 CP

Mathematics of Games, 9 CP

High Performance Computing 2, 8 CP

Partial Differential Equations, 9 CP

Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations, 6 CP

Numerical Methods for Data Science, 6 CP

Selected Topics in Insurance and Finance, 3 CP

tba

Data Mining, 6 CP

Learning Systems I, 6 CP

Mathematics of Games, 9 CP

Market Analysis with Econometrics and Machine Learning, 7 CP

Machine Learning and Decision Making, 4 CP

tba

Seminars

Practical Actuarial Science, 4 CP

Practical Financial Engineering, 4 CP

Project Class in Asset Managementa, 4 CP

Additional Key
Qualificationsb 

If you want to take an exam in a course that is not listed here you must clarify this with Prof. Löffler by the end of April.

 

a) Project Class in Asset Management: 

  • Specialization Financial Economics: Students are required to take either "Project Class in Asset Management" or "Practical Financial Engineering" 
  • Specialization Financial Mathematics or Actuarial Science: Students can take the course "Project Class in Asset Management" as an elective in Financial Economics.

b) Please note that German language courses other than the ones specifically offered for international MSc students are usually not eligible. Furthermore, English language courses and language courses in your mother tongue are not eligible.

Courses that are taught in German that can be taken for Actuarial Science include: Qualitatives Risikomanagement in der Versicherung (4 CP)

Courses that are taught in German that can be taken for Financial Economics include: Big Data Analytics (7 CP), Valuation (4 CP), Qualitatives Risikomanagement in der Versicherung (4 CP), Corporate Strategy, 7 CP

Courses that are taught in German that can be taken for Quantitative Methdos include: Big Data Analytics (7 CP)

 

 Note that there are DAV Supplements which can be obtained in following courses:

  • "Wirtschaftliches und rechtliches Umfeld" in Insurance Economics
  • "Schadenversicherungsmathematik" (one part, other part can be obtained in Life-, Health- and Pension-Mathematics during the winter term) in Risk Theory II
  • "Modellierung und Enterprise Risk Management" in Asset Liability Management

If you need help in your course selection, you can contact Niklas Paluszkiewicz.

Study plans

The study plans (study plans for students enroled before the winter term 2021/22 are available here) show typical courses of study, seperately for the three possible specializations. Note that the credit points stated per semester are not binding: You do not need to achieve exactly the stated number of points per semester.

A list with course descriptions for all available courses can be found here.