Enterprise Risk Management - Governance & Principles

Enterprise risk management is a core competency of all firms, independent of the industry they operate in. Recent events such as major compliance breaches demonstrated that risk culture and risk governance is still not fully developed at many firms. Thus, this course is focused on the qualitative elements of enterprise risk management, involving extensive group work and up-to-date case studies.


Ludmila Ketterer

Senior Manager -
Degree & Corporate Programs
+49 69 798 33512

Learning objectives

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to understand the following concepts and their application in practice:

  • Governance of enterprise risk management (Three lines of defence model, role of the CRO/CFO, roles of risk committees, link to compliance, internal audit and other functions)
  • Risk strategy and appetite (Business and risk strategy, limitation of risks)
  • Risk management processes (identification, assessment, reporting, mitigation)

Key concepts

    • Three lines of defence concept
    • Principles of Enterprise Risk Management


    Course format

    This course is offered in the part-time Master in Finance program and may be attended on a “no credit” basis by individuals not enrolled in the program. Course participants are visitors who are not responsible for assignments and do not take an exam or earn academic credits. As the number of seats in the course is limited, we recommend to register online early.

    Key Facts

    Course materials
    Course materials except books will be provided in electronic form.


    Course fee*
    € 750 (fee is exempt from VAT). Goethe Business School students and alumni receive a 20% discount off the regular fee.

    Certificate of participation
    A GBS certificate of participation is awarded upon completion of the course.

    House of Finance, Goethe University, Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 3, 60323 Frankfurt

    *Withdrawal and fee refund

    In case the course withdrawal request is received two weeks prior to the start of classes, we will retain a withdrawal fee of EUR 50. In case the course withdrawal request is received less than two weeks prior to the start of classes, we will retain 50% of the payment made.

    Prof. Kaiser has been teaching master students on risk management for more than ten years. In his affiliation with KPMG, he is responsible for advising leading banks and insurance companies globally on Operational and Reputational Risk Management. Before joining KPMG, Prof. Kaiser has been with Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank and HypoVereinsbank specializing in Operational Risk and with WestLB working on market risk topics.

    Prof. Kaiser is co-author of “An Introduction to Operational Risk” and co-editor of “Reputational Risk Management in Financial Institutions” and has written numerous articles for “Operational Risk and Regulation” magazine and other special interest journals. He is a regular speaker on Risk Management at national and international conferences and a professional member of the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR).

    Course schedule - 2017

    Friday, June 02, 2017


    Saturday, June 03, 2017



    Friday, June 30, 2017



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