Financial Risk Manager (FRM)

The awareness, understanding, quantification and management of risk have become vital over the last years. Especially the financial crisis has emphasized the importance to be aware and understand risk types and corresponding exposures to guarantee stable financial institutions and corporations, and a robust financial system.

Based on a longtime experience, Goethe Business School therefore offers a series of courses in financial risk management. These courses cover the latest developments in market risk, credit risk, and operational risk, and also provide for the necessary foundations in quantitative methods, fixed-income mathematics, regulation, and accounting.

GBS offers two courses in the field of financial risk management as customized corporate programs: "The Basics of Financial Risk Management" and "An Advanced Understanding of Financial Risk Management". The course length of these two programs offered by GBS can be adjusted based on the training requirements of the company.


Dr. Björn Imbierowicz

Academic Director

Elisabeth Takkenberg

Senior Manager -
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The Basics of Financial Risk Management

This 3-day course is ideally suited for a first time exposure to financial risk management and does not require participants to have prior knowledge in risk management.

An Advanced Understanding of Financial Risk Management

This 3-day course is ideally suited for an in-depth overview on financial risk management and recommends participants to have some prior knowledge in risk management. Ideally, participants are interested in refreshing and/or further developing their knowledge in risk management and/or have attended our course “The Basics of Financial Risk Management”.


Dr. Björn Imbierowicz is the Academic Director of the FRM program at Goethe Business School and Assistant Professor at the department of finance at Copenhagen Business School.

Dr. Imbierowicz’ research focuses on financial intermediation, banking, default risk, risk management and asset pricing.

Goethe Business School has built an outstanding network at the interface between academia and the business community. The enables Academic Directors of GBS to draw on a large pool of lecturers consisting of academic leaders as well as top-profile risk management practitioners.

Dr. Thomas Ridder

Dr. Ridder is Head of Credit Portfolio Management Advisory services at DZ BANK, Frankfurt. He is with DZ BANK since 1994 when he joined the Capital Markets Research Team, followed by positions in Credit Risk Control and Credit Portfolio Management. Dr. Ridder holds a diploma degree in Economics and a PhD in Statistics from Mannheim University. He is FRM lecturer since 2005 and author of several articles regarding Financial Risk Management.

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