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

Implementation of courses in the winter semester 2022/23


In the coming winter semester the university offers most courses on campus again. Courses that cannot be held entirely on campus, will either be in a Combi, Hybrid or Online format. A description of these categories can be found here. Organization and registration of all courses is done via the central learning platform Moodle. Information on all offered courses and teaching materials will be provided there.

The provided information may be subject to change based on the evolving situation. All courses are organized in a way, that they can return to online teaching at short notice.

Please visit the following page for most recent updates: https://www.uni-ulm.de/en/university/communications/information-about-the-coronavirus/

Course schedule

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

Data Analytics in Life Insurance, 3 CP

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

Blockchain Fundamentals, 4 CP

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

Time Series Analysis*, 4 CP

Numerical Optimization, 6 CP

Data Analytics in Life Insurance, 3 CP

Data Analysis: Description, Inference and Causality, 7 CP

Learning Systems II, 6 CP

Seminars

Risk Management Roundup, 4 CP

Practical Actuarial Science, 4 CP

Additional Key
Qualifications**

Timetables (which do not necessarily contain all offered courses) for the first and third semester.

* Students enrolled before the winter term 2021/22 continue to sudy in accordance with the old subject-specific study and examination regulations. Courses acknowledged in the area "Financial Mathematics" are marked with a superscript *. Note that courses that are solely listed in the area "Quantitative Methods" are not eligible for those students.

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.
 

Courses that are taught in German that can be taken for Actuarial Science include: Ausgewählte Aspekte der Aktuarwissenschaften (4 CP)

Courses that are taught in German that can be taken for Financial Economics include: Ausgewählte Aspekte der Aktuarwissenschaften (4 CP)
 

Note that there are DAV Supplements which can be obtained in the following courses:
- "Versicherungsmathematik"  (one part) in Life,- Health and Pension-Mathematics
- "Angewandte Stochastik" in Risk Theory I
- "Finanzmathematik und Risikobewertung" in Discrete Time Financial Mathematics in combination with Topics in Insurance and Finance (summer semester)
- "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.

Courses to be offered in the next semesters

This course schedule is preliminary. There might be changes in the schedule. 

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

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Financial Modeling, 3 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

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Continouos Time Financial Mathematicsa, 4 CP

Risk Theory IIa, 9 CP

Stochastic Analysisa, 4 CP

Mathematics of Games, 9 CP

High Performance Computing 2, 8 CP

Partial Differential Equations, 9 CP

Statistical Learning, 4 CP

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Data Mining, 6 CP

Learning Systems I, 6 CP

Mathematics of Games, 9 CP

Advanced Econometrics, 7 CP

Market Analysis with Econometrics and Machine Learning, 7 CP

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Seminars

Practical Actuarial Science, 4 CP

Practical Financial Engineering, 4 CP

Project Class in Asset Managementb, 4 CP

Additional Key
Qualificationsc 

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) Students enrolled before the winter term 2021/22 continue to sudy in accordance with the old subject-specific study and examination regulations. Courses acknowledged in the area "Financial Mathematics" are marked with a superscript a. Note that courses that are solely listed in the area "Quantitative Methods" are not eligible for those students.

b) Project Class in Asset Management: 

Students who began their studies in the winter term 2021/22 or later:

  • 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.

Students who began their studies before the winter term 2021/22:

        All students can take the course "Project Class in Asset Management" as an elective in Financial Economics.

c) 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.

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

tba

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

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

tba

Data Analysis: Description, Inference and Causality, 7 CP

Pattern Recognition, 6 CP

Learning Systems II, 6 CP

tba

Seminars

Risk Management Roundup, 4 CP

Practical Actuarial Science, 4 CP

Additional Key
Qualifications**

* Students enrolled before the winter term 2021/22 continue to sudy in accordance with the old subject-specific study and examination regulations. Courses acknowledged in the area "Financial Mathematics" are marked with a superscript a. Note that courses that are solely listed in the area "Quantitative Methods" are not eligible for those students.

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.

 

Courses that are taught in German that can be taken for Actuarial Science include: Ausgewählte Aspekte der Aktuarwissenschaften (4 CP)

Courses that are taught in German that can be taken for Financial Economics include: Ausgewählte Aspekte der Aktuarwissenschaften (4 CP)

 

Note that there are DAV Supplements which can be obtained in the following courses:
- "Versicherungsmathematik"  (one part) in Life,- Health and Pension-Mathematics
- "Angewandte Stochastik" in Risk Theory I
- "Finanzmathematik und Risikobewertung" in Discrete Time Financial Mathematics in combination with Topics in Insurance and Finance (summer semester)
- "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.

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.