Lisbon, Portugal

Financial Risk Management

when 23 July 2023 - 12 August 2023
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1150

The global financial crisis of 2008 destroyed nearly $34 trillion from global stock markets and drew attention to many financial risk management malpractices. The occurrence of such event, which resulted in more stringent regulation for financial institutions, makes financial risk management one of the most challenging finance topics worldwide nowadays.

Pre-requisites: Basic Concepts of Finance and Statistics

Course leader

Prof. Paulo Viegas de Carvalho

Department of Finance at ISCTE-IUL

PhD in Finance, ISCTE

Advisor on Financial Risk Modelling and Management

Target group

The summer programmes are available for students at bachelor or master level and those who are interested in having an international academic experience at ISCTE Business School.

Course aim

This course aims to provide theoretical and applied knowledge on the most relevant issues and methods required for a sound financial risk management, enabling students to:

Understand and identify the main sources of financial risk
Be acquainted with the implementation of integrated risk management systems in the organizations
Be able to apply the most accurate methods of risk assessment within each risk category
Be able to evaluate the risk of a single asset and a portfolio of assets
Identify the main differences between regulatory and economic capital
Understand the basics underlying the process of financial institutions supervision and the minimum capital requirements determination

Credits info

6 EC
Usually the evaluation is based on class participation, individual / group work and a final test but this may vary from programme to programme. Therefore, we recommend you to check each programme syllabus to see the grading system that is applied.

For those who successfully complete the course (get approval on their programme and do not miss more than 20% of the classes) an Academic Transcript will be issued. This transcript will indicate the total of hours, the ECTS credits earned and the respective grade in ECTS scale. For those who failed the course, a Certificate of Attendance will be given.

Fee info

EUR 1150: (Students from Iscte partner universities - 1 000€)

The programme on campus fee includes:
• Tuition;
• Course materials;
• Team Building event;
• Use of the library, PC labs and Iscte facilities;
• Public transportation card in Lisbon;
• Airport pick-up service (if requested);
• Welcome lunch and farewell session,
• Transcript of Records or Certificate of attendance (in case the student does not complete the course with success).

Some leisure activities, such as visits to museums and trips outside Lisbon, are not included in this fee and are paid upon arrival in Lisbon.


Unfortunately, there is no scholarship available for our summer schools but we can recommend you to look for scholarship programmes online.