Risk Management

Commerce & Business Administration
Course Code
FINC 4430
Semester Length
15 Weeks X 4 Hours per Week = 60 Hours
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
Risk Management is a course that explores the meaning, measurement, and management of financial market risk. The expected utility model will be developed to explore the effect of different attitudes toward risk. Management of financial market risk through the use of derivative securities will be examined in detail. Topics such as liquidity risk management, credit risk management, and value at risk will also be examined.
Course Content
  1. Definition of risk.
  2. Measurement of risk.
  3. Attitudes toward risk.
  4. The nature of financial market risk.
  5. The use of forwards, futures, swaps, and options to manage financial market risk.
  6. Liquidity risk management.
  7. Credit risk management.
  8. Value at risk.       
Methods Of Instruction

Material will be presented within a lecture format.

Means of Assessment

Minimum of 3 evaluations, none of which will exceed 40%, for a total of 100%.

Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to:

  1. analyze and interpret the meaning of risk;
  2. determine the implications of different attitudes toward risk;
  3. analyze the use of derivative securities in managing financial market risk;
  4. analyze issues in liquidity and credit risk management;
  5. analyze and understand the concept of value at risk.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students


To be chosen from by the instructor:


  • Allen, Steven.  Financial Risk Management, Latest Edition.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


  • Poitas, Geoffrey.  Risk Management, Speculation, and Derivative Securities, Latest Edition.  Academic Press.




No corequisite courses.


Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses

Course Guidelines

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Course Transfers

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Institution Transfer Details for FINC 4430
Langara College (LANG) LANG BUSM 2XXX (3)

Course Offerings

Fall 2022