NOVA Information Management School

PostGraduate Risk Analysis and Management


Curso de Pós-graduação


Not awarded

ECTS Coordinator

Roberto Henriques

Education objectives

The postgraduate program in Risk Analysis and Management aims to train technical and management staff to be able to identify, quantify and manage the risks of institutions (whether financial or not).

The program aims to train staff of financial institutions or of a different nature, enabling them to make decisions, according to the capital requirements established by Solvency II and Basel III.

It is aimed at managers of financial and non-financial companies as well as other professionals with duties of risk management in organizations. It is especially for financial analysts, financial controllers, auditors, chartered accountants, among others.

The goal of this program is to train technical staff and managers to:

- Become familiar with operations and products that are part of the activity of financial institutions;

- Identify and quantify risks associated with financial institutions;

- Manage various current risks in institutions; 

- Take decisions based on quantifying techniques of economic value;

- Manage the new European solvency systems for banking and insurance in a balanced way.

Applications - academic year 2018-2019
To complete the application, the applicant must register in NOVA IMS' Applications Portal, fill the form, upload their Curriculum Vitae, pay the application fee (€ 51), and submit the application in the end, from April 3rd to May 10th, 2018. The selection process is based on the analysis of the applicant's academic and professional curriculum.

Access conditions

The requirements for the applications are: a degree in a compatible field (complete until September 2018); analysis of the applicants' academic and professional curriculum.

Degree pre-requisites

To earn the postgraduate program diploma in Risk Analysis and Management, students complete 8 course units, of which 5 are mandatory and the 3 elective course units will be chosen by the students from a wide range of available course units. 

Access to other courses

The postgraduate program gives access to the master degree program in Statistics and Information Management, with a specialization in Risk Analysis and Management, upon the development and presentation of a scholarly thesis, or work project or undertake an internship (subject of a final report) and the approval of the course unit Research Methodologies. 

The Master degree program in Statistics and Information Management, with a specialization in Risk Analysis and Management, is ranked as the best master degree program in Insurance in Portugal, the 2nd best in Europe and the 4th in the World by Eduniversaly Eduniversal, international agency that publishes an annual ranking of the best Master degree programs and MBA in the world.

Evaluation rules


1º year - Autumn semester
Code Name ECTS
200101 Banking and Insurance Operations 7.5
200159 Life & Non-Life Actuarial Techniques 7.5
200160 Investments and Portfolio Management 7.5
200001 Data Analysis 7.5
200009 Spatial Databases 7.5
200012 Business Intelligence I 7.5
200016 Cartographic Sciences 7.5
200032 DataBase Management Systems 7.5
200046 Statistics 7.5
200058 Geographic Information Systems Applications 7.5
200060 Geospatial Data Mining 7.5
200064 Geostatistics 7.5
200068 Information Project Management 7.5
200070 Information Technologies Services Management 7.5
200071 Knowledge Management 7.5
200073 Information Systems Management 7.5
200083 Marketing Digital 7.5
200087 Data Collection Methods 7.5
200092 Quantitative Methods for Marketing - Descriptive Methods 7.5
200115 Remote Sensing 7.5
200158 Sampling and Estimation 7.5
200163 Experimental Design 7.5
200165 Descriptive Methods of Data Mining 7.5
200169 Strategic Marketing 7.5
200170 Consumer Behavior Insights 7.5
200182 Data Privacy and Protection 7.5
400020 Information Systems Governance 7.5
400045 Sustainable Cities 7.5
400054 Information Technology in Cities Seminar I 3.5
400082 Digital Analytics 7.5
1º year - Spring semester
Code Name ECTS
200069 Risk Management 7.5
200097 Solvency Models 7.5
200161 Market and Credit Risk Management 7.5
200007 Architectures for Information Technology 7.5
200013 Business Intelligence II 7.5
200014 Business Process Management 7.5
200024 Geospatial Data Mining 7.5
200049 Market Research 7.5
200061 Geospatial Free Open Source Software 4.0
200088 Forecasting Methods 7.5
200090 Econometrics Methods 7.5
200093 Quantitative Methods for Marketing - explanatory methods 7.5
200094 Geographical Information Systems and Modelling 7.5
200124 Geographical Information Systems in Organizations 7.5
200135 Cibersecurity 7.5
200145 Big Data Applications 7.5
200146 Innovation Management and Design Thinking 7.5
200162 Data Visualization 7.5
200166 Predictive Methods of Data Mining 7.5
200167 Big Data Analytics 7.5
200171 Marketing Analytics 7.5
200172 Marketing Engineering 7.5
400010 Data Collection, Administrative Sources and Big Data 6.0
400019 Customer Relationship Management Systems 7.5
400023 Leadership and People Management 6.0
400027 Search Engine Marketing 7.5
400039 Integrated Management Solutions 7.5
400042 Business Solutions as a Service 7.5
400049 Information Technology in Cities Seminar II 4.0
400051 Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing 7.5
400055 Enterprise Resource Management Systems 7.5
400081 Social Media Analytics 7.5
400091 Urban Analytics 7.5