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Risk Management in Banking and Finance Short Course

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Poor risk management on the part of banks, governments and regulators was one of the primary causes of the 2008 global financial crisis. The Risk Management in Banking and Finance short course will provide a practical guide to risk management with a banker, John Caird, who has 30 years of experience.

Why choose this course?

The Risk Management in Banking and Finance short course is aimed at students at an intermediate (or higher) level of economics with a basic understanding of banking and finance.

The Risk Management in Banking and Finance short course is delivered in central London over 10 weeks as evening classes.

Course overview

This part-time Risk Management course discusses the fundamental aspects of global financial liberalisation and repression, and debates the central issues and ideas in globalisation. Crisis economics, comprising financial, economic and currency crises, are considered in the context of managing risk.

Challenging but rewarding, this is the ideal course for anyone wanting to find out more about Risk Management in Banking and Finance.

  • “ Very interesting and useful. Many thanks for the course design. I have learnt many important topics for my career and my general knowledge. ”

    Angela Farfan


What will I learn?

What will I learn?

  • Understand the fundamental principles of underlying concepts in banking, finance and international financial and economic development;
  • Outline the overall knowledge of risk management in banking and finance;
  • Understand the use of derivatives instruments as a financial risk management;
  • Outline the general foundation of corporate finance as pertaining to risk management.



English requirements

Good written and spoken English.

Teaching & assessment

Teaching & assessment

Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities and questions and answers session as guided by your tutor.

Recommended reading

Recommended reading

While we encourage you to read the books on the reading list for your course, we recommended that you speak to the tutor before investing in the purchase of any essential text.

  • Hull, J.C. (2000), Option, Futures, and Other Derivatives, 4th Edition, Prentice Hall
  • Banks, E. (1993), Credit Risk of Financial Instruments, Macmillan
  • Mander, J. and Goldsmith, E. (Eds.) (1997), The Case Against the Global Economy, Sierra Club
  • Brealey, R.A. (2000), Principles of Corporate Finance 6ed, McGraw Hill
  • Brealey, R.A. (2000), Financing and Risk Management, McGraw Hill

Tutor information

  • John Caird

    John Caird is an Economics graduate and a banker with over thirty years' experience in corporate and international banking. He held a number of senior positions with international banks in the City of London and has specialist knowledge in a number of areas including project and export finance.

    John is currently a consultant providing specialist advice on banking and finance subjects to business clients.

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