The MSc in Insurance and Risk Management is a well-established course that explores the multi-faceted world of risk management and reflects the growing interplay between insurance, risk management and financial services. As such, it will equip you with the all-round skills necessary to succeed in a constantly developing business environment.
The programme combines a practical approach with sound theory to create a learning experience that is both challenging and stimulating. You will emerge with a well-regarded and flexible postgraduate degree, solidly positioned to build a successful career in an exciting and increasingly complex business world.
Cass's location, close to the City of London, has enabled us to establish close links with many leading financial organisations. This will help you to access outstanding networking and career opportunities.
Students have the opportunity to earn substantial exemptions from professional examinations in the field of insurance and risk management, including 205 - 210 credits towards the 290 required for the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) Advanced Diploma. Exemptions are also given from some examinations of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM).
The MSc in Insurance & Risk Management starts with two compulsory induction weeks, focused on:
• An introduction to the Cass Careers offering with a focus on key skills and attributes that employers are looking for. The annual MSc Careers Fair at this time also provides the opportunity to meet over 60 companies who are recruiting across many sectors including finance, energy, insurance, real estate, shipping, strategic management and internal auditing.
• a refresher course of basic financial mathematics, statistics, computing and electronic databases.
To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete:
• eight core courses (15 credits each) and • five electives (10 credits each) or • one elective (10 credits) and a Business Research Project (40 credits)
Assessment of modules on the MSc in Insurance & Risk Management, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.
Our graduates enjoy senior positions across the world in many types of businesses including international insurance, reinsurance and insurance broking firms, Lloyd's of London, leading investment and retail banks, leading accountancy firms, management consultancies, risk management departments of major corporations, regulatory authorities and many other fields.
Some examples of where graduates from the MSc in Insurance and Risk Management class of 2014 are working are:
• Centre Bank of Malaysia – Supervisor • One Alliance Insurance Services – Intern • EY – Consultant, Financial Services Risk Advisory • Kenya Pipeline – Legal Officer.