Financial Risk Management

Module code: MN7027

Module co-ordinator: Dr Tomasz Wisniewski

Learning outcomes

At the end of this module students will:

  • understand the nature of financial risks
  • understand the trading rules for financial derivatives
  • understand how financial derivatives can help to hedge financial risks
  • have the ability to evaluate alternative methods available and their shortcomings in hedging
  • have the ability to take decisions on whether or not to hedge a particular financial risk
  • understand theoretical frameworks within which derivative instruments can be priced

You will gain an overview of risk management, forward and future markets, swaps, options and corporate finance, warrants and convertibles, risk management strategy, interest rate risk and security design.


  • 20 one-hour lectures
  • Two one-hour seminars
  • One-hour tutorials


  • Exam, two hours (100%)