Introduction to Risk Management

4 Weeks 1–2 hours per week recommended

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About this course

This economics and finance course is an introductory survey of risk management concepts and techniques. Learners will review the role of risk regulation in financial markets, and learn how to identify and describe the various types of financial risk and their sources.

Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate bearing the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) name. A NYIF certificate is a valuable addition to your credentials, proving that you have acquired the work-ready skills that employer’s value.

For those who wish to go further, students can enroll in the other four modules to earn the complete Risk Management Professional Certificate, backed by the New York Institute of Finance’s 93-year history. As a final option, students may also opt to sit for the NYIF Certificate of Mastery Exam, resulting in the Risk Management Certificate of Mastery upon successful completion.

What you’ll learn

  • Differentiate between financial risks and business risks.
  • Identify and describe the various types of financial risk and their sources.
  • Identity the real-world violations of the ‘standard model’ assumptions that make risk management value enhancing to the firm.
  • Differentiate between risk measurement and risk management.
  • Describe systemic risk as a negative externality.
  • Describe the US regulatory structure.



  • Basic MS Excel skills
  • Basic probability and statistics

Meet Your Instructors

Anton Theunissen

Anton Theunissen

Anton has twelve years of financial services experience and more than 10 years of academic experience, teaching finance, economics and mathematics to graduate and undergraduate students. His research interests include the effects of securitization and rational default behavior on mortgage credit extension.

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Learning Partner

New York Institute of Finance (NYIF)

Program Type

Professional Certificate


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