Bastian Jörg Bergmann: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2020

Name Dr. Bastian Jörg Bergmann
Risk Center
ETH Zürich, SEC D 3
Scheuchzerstrasse 7
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 63 34
DepartmentManagement, Technology, and Economics

363-1114-00LIntroduction to Risk Modelling and Management3 credits2VB. J. Bergmann, D. N. Bresch, J. Teichmann
AbstractThis course provides an introduction to various aspects of modelling, dealing and managing risk across different industries, contexts and applications. Classes will alternate between risk professionals from industry and government and academics coming from different disciplines.
ObjectiveStudents get familiar with the building blocks of risk modelling: uncertainty, vulnerability, resilience, decision-making under uncertainty. The course looks at different approaches to modelling and dealing as well as mitigating different kind of risks in different industries and get to understand the relation to the decision-making process in business and the value chain of a company. Cases range from enterprise risk management, natural catastrophes, climate risk, energy market risk, risk engineering, financial risks, operational risk, cyber risk and more. An additional emphasis will be on the data-driven approach to smart algorithms applied to risk modelling and management. After taking this course, students should be able to demonstrate that they can identify and formulate a risk analysis problem with quantitative methods in a particular field.
ContentThe course covers the following areas:
1. Fundamentals of Risk Modelling: Probability, Uncertainty, Vulnerability, Decision-Making under Uncertainty
2. Fundamentals of Risk Management and Enterprise Risk Management
3. Risk Modelling and Management across Different areas with invited Speakers
The list of Speakers can be found here:
Lecture notesLecture notes and slides will be provided via moodle
365-1134-00LFrom Switzerland to China – Managing the Risks in a Global Economy Restricted registration - show details
Exclusively for MAS MTEC students (class 2018-2020).
3 credits2SB. J. Bergmann, S. Brusoni
AbstractThe goal of this course is to get an understanding of how to run a business in China (and Asia) from the perspective of a Swiss company and to identify the risks. The current Corona crisis will be put into perspective when going through cases and topics.
Content• Business and Economic Insights: What companies need to know to enter the world's fastest expanding economy
• China in Transition: Transition from an economy dominated by manufacturing and exports to one led by technology and services
• How to manage the risks: How to control for Business Interruption Risks (e.g. Pandemics)? How to mitigate these risks?
• Compliance: How to become compliant in China? What are corporate responsibilities? Chinas Corporate Social Credit System and the regulatory landscape

The program will host 14 to 16 different speakers, ranging from managerial level to senior level. Speakers will share their experience combining different perspectives, ranging from (global) corporate views, medium size company views expanding to China, start-up views as well as academic views. Flexible sessions allow for individual interactions with the speaker.