Master Insurance and Risk Management

Collegio Carlo Alberto

Application deadline: Early applications (most welcome): March 15, 2014 Regular applications: June 30, 2014
Tuition fee:
  • € 15,000 / Year (EEA)
  • € 15,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The Master in Insurance and Risk Management aims at forming experts in risk management, asset allocation and actuarial sciences with a strong quantitative background, in view of the challenges posed by Solvency II. Graduates of the program are expected to work in insurance and consulting companies as well as in regulatory agencies. Courses are held by distinguished academic scholars and professionals from leading national and international institutions. It is a program entirely taught in English.

Placement & Careers

The Collegio organizes career days, meetings with its former Alumni and interviews to facilitate the direct contact between students and perspective employers. An internship concludes the program.

Students are perfect candidates for high-profile careers at the interplay between insurance and finance, with particular emphasis on regulatory compliance. They can act as risk managers, asset managers, actuaries, underwriters, business specialists and quantitative analysts in insurance companies, consultancy firms and regulatory bodies.


Course Program:

Introductory courses

* Statistical and programming tools for finance
* Mathematics for finance
* Probabilistic methods for finance
* Life insurance

First term

* Portfolio choice and asset pricing
* Econometrics
* Insurance and solvency
* Derivatives
* Non-life insurance
* Management

Second term

* Fixed income
* Risk management
* Accounting
* Basic corporate finance
* Statistically based rating
* Credit risk: quantitative analysis
* Market risk
* Operational risk
* Regulation

Third term

* Asset allocation: managing fixed income portfolios
* Quantitative portfolio management
* Analysis of the term structure of interest rates
* Strategy development under uncertainty
* Pensions and retirement
* Numerical methods for finance
* Rating: moody's experience
* Applied economics investment process and risk management
* Hedging strategies
* Alm
* It for financial institutions
* Hedging strategies for segregated funds
* Replicating portfolio
* Insurance demand and supply
* Solutions for solvency ii
* Solvency ii: main challenges of the market

International seminars

* The economics of risk in insurance
* Longevity risk: theory and markets
* Internship


Applicants for the Master's program in Insurance & Risk Management must have a four or five year degree in either Economics/Business or Maths, Engineering, Statistics, Physics (Italian students: laurea VO or laurea specialistica/magistrale; foreign students: advanced undergraduate degree).


A number of full and partial tuition fee waivers will be awarded to applicants for financial aid, according to the admission ranking. Students can also finance their participation through students' loans.

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