This seminar provides master students at ETH with the challenging opportunity of working on a real risk modelling and risk management case in close collaboration with a Risk Center Partner Company. For the Spring 2019 Edition the Partner will be Zurich Insurance Group.
Students work on a real risk-related case of a business relevant topic provided by experts from Risk Center partners. While gaining substantial insights into the risk modeling and management of the industry, students explore the case or problem on their own, working in teams, and develop possible solutions. The cases allow students to use logical problem solving skills with emphasis on evidence and application and involve the integration of scientific knowledge. Typically, the risk-related cases can be complex, cover ambiguities, and may be addressed in more than one way. During the seminar students visit the partners’ headquarters, conduct interviews with members of the management team as well as internal and external experts, and present their results.
Get a basic understanding of o The insurance and reinsurance business o Risk management and risk modelling o The role of operational risk management
Get in contact with industry experts and conduct interviews on the topic.
Conduct a small empirical study and present findings to the company
Prerequisites / Notice
Please apply for this course via the official website (Link). Apply no later than February 15, 2019. The number of participants is limited to 14.
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)