Course: Insurance Risks

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Course title Insurance Risks
Course code UMKM/PPRI
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Šulista Milan, doc. RNDr. CSc.
  • Pacáková Viera, prof. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Risks typology. Conception of extraordinary events and crisis. Classification of extraordinary events. Identification of risks. Quantification of risks generally. Natural risks, anthropogenic risks and industrial accidents. Branches and groups of insurance. Essentials of insurance legislation. Types of insurance and its risks. Unfair competitive practices of insurants and its identification. Internal audit. Risks of insurance companies in capital market.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Projection
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint the students with basic terms and structure of possible risks. The course develops, in addition to global view of risks, quantification of risks based on its analysis. Views of classification of risk situations are analyzed in accord with general principles of its identification. Management of risks is specified in conditions of natural and anthropogenic risks, and industrial and traffic accidents. Risks are also discussed from the point of view of individual insurance branches and further activities of insurance companies (financial market). Students will be familiar with theoretical knowledge of possible types of risks and its quantification.
Student will be able to orientate oneself in the terms of risk, analysis and risk management. Student will be acquainted with fundamental principles and practice in insurance field. Next to that student will learn types of insured risk and will gain specific knowledge about a practice and insurance issues in the fight against insurance fraud, prevention, detection and punishment.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination, Home assignment evaluation, Student performance assessment

The assignment is granted upon completion of the seminar paper. Attendance at least 4 seminars is required (in the case of absence at seminars students have to complete the compilation on a given topic in the extent of 10 pages). The examination is written.
Recommended literature
  • Řízení operačních rizik v pojišťovně. Praha: ČAP, pojistné rozpravy č. 8.2006..
  • Ducháčková,E.:. Principy pojištění a pojišťovnictví. Praha: Ekopress, 2005..
  • Porada, V., Pršal, V.:. Vyšetřování trestného činu pojistného podvodu. Praha: ČAP, Pojistné rozpravy č. 10.2001..
  • Rejda, G.E.:. Principles of Risk Management and Insurance. New York: Addison Wesley,2003..
  • Roudný, R., Linhart, P. Ochrana obyvatelstva a terorismus. Pardubice, vyjde 10-11/2009.
  • SMEJKAL, V., RAIS, K.:. Řízení rizik. Praha: Grada, 2003.
  • Tichý, M:. Ovládání rizika. Praha: C.H.Beck, 2006..

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Economics and Administration Insurance Engineering (2013) Economy 1 Winter