Risk Management & Regulation

The prevailing shortage of skilled specialists in the financial sector is noticeable not only since the Brexit decision affected the institutional landscape in Germany’s financial center. Job vacancies are difficult or impossible to fill – especially in the field of risk management. Industry experts are already talking about a real ‘war for talent’.

For employers in the financial sector, it is important to master the challenge of better qualifying senior employees in the area of risk management and to prepare them to take over management positions in the short term. In addition, targeted academic education of young professionals will ensure a larger supply of qualified specialists in the medium term.

The different certificate options in risk management & regulation enable participants to master the challenges of the financial industry and provide a broad understanding of future developments in finance.


Prof. Dr. Uwe Walz

Academic Director



Regulatory pressures, technology as well as monetary policies are the key drivers of the changing financial industry. Decision makers can only stay abreast when they strive for continuous learning and inspiration.

Prof. Dr. Uwe WalzAcademic Director Goethe Business School, Chair of Industrial Organization Goethe University, Director Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE

Our certificate programs enable you to create a curriculum tailored to your personal and professional needs. 

To qualify for the Certificate in Risk Management & Regulation, you are expected to participate in four courses of your choice from the list below. At least two of these courses must must be chosen from the "Risk Management & Regulation" specialization area.

Courses to choose from:

Concentration CoursesFormatWann
Derivatives & Financial Engineering12 two-hour sessionsOffered in WS 2021
Risk Management12 two-hour sessionsApr 9 - May 22, 2021
Applied Credit Risk Management12 two-hour sessionsJun 4 - Jul 3, 2021
Specialization Courses
Ethics in Finance6 two-hour sessionsApr 23 - May 28, 2021
Financial Stability & Regulation6 two-hour sessionsApr 10 - May 22, 2021
Bank Risk Governance & Regulation6 two-hour sessionsJun 5 - Jul 30, 2021
Bank Management6 two-hour sessionsJul 9 - 23, 2021
Compliance in Financial Institutions6 two-hour sessionsJul 10 - 31, 2021

How you benefit

Key Facts

Course materials
Course materials will be provided in electronic form.

Course language

Certificate fee*
The package of four courses is offered at a 10% discount off the regular fee.
The regular fee is € 1.900 for 12 two-hour sessions and € 950 for 6 two-hour sessions, respectively. The fee for GBS students and alumni amounts to 800 € for 12 two-hour sessions and 400 € for 6 two-hour sessions. Fee is exempt from VAT.

Certificate of participation
Certificate in Risk Management & Regulation is awarded upon completion of the program.

Partially online via Zoom and Campus Westend of Goethe University Frankfurt.

*Withdrawal and fee refund

In case the course withdrawal request is received two weeks prior to the start of classes, GBS will retain a withdrawal fee of € 100. In case the course withdrawal request is received less than two weeks prior to the start of classes, GBS will retain 50% of the payment made.