Post-Graduation Risk Analysis and Management

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 financial institutions, and make decisions, according to the capital requirements established by Solvency II and Basel III.

This Postgraduate Program gives access to the Master Degree Program in Statistics and Information Management, with a specialization in Risk Analysis and Management, which is ranked as the best master degree program in Insurance, Risk and Actuarial Sciences in Portugal and the 2nd best in the World by Eduniversal.

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.

Applications - 4th call for applications
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 July 27th to August 17th 2021. The selection process is based on the analysis of the applicant's academic and professional curriculum.

General characterization

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Jorge Morais Mendes

Opening date

September 2021





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Degree pre-requisites

To earn the postgraduate program diploma in Risk Analysis and Management, students complete a total of 60 ECTS, of which 45 are mandatory and the remaining 15 ECTS will be chosen by the students from a wide range of available course units.

Conditions of admittance

To enter this program, applicants must meet the following requirements: hold a bachelor’s degree in a compatible field (completed by September 2021); be proficient in English (spoken and written).

Evaluation rules


1º year - Autumn semester
Code Name ECTS
200159 Life & Non-Life Actuarial Techniques 7.5
200160 Investments and Portfolio Management 7.5
200101 Banking and Insurance Operations 6.0
200204 Social Network Analysis 3.5
200191 Time Series Analysis 0.0
200185 Statistical Analysis 7.5
200186 Applied Multivariate Data Analysis 7.5
200012 Business Intelligence I 7.5
200261 Smart and Sustainable Cities 7.5
200201 Data Science for Marketing 7.5
200032 DataBase Management Systems 7.5
200163 Experimental Design 4.0
200195 Information Systems Development 4.0
400082 Digital Analytics 7.5
400020 Information Systems Governance 3.5
200187 Marketing Strategy and Innovation 7.5
200197 Brand Management 3.5
200070 Information Technologies Services Management 4.0
200071 Knowledge Management 7.5
200073 Information Systems Management 3.5
200193 Data Management and Storage 4.0
200196 Digital Marketing & E-Commerce 7.5
200189 Descriptive Analytics in Marketing 0.0
200088 Forecasting Methods 3.5
200165 Descriptive Methods of Data Mining 7.5
200192 Data Privacy, Security and Ethics 4.0
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
200198 Analysis of Discrete Data 4.0
200205 Analysis of Variance 4.0
200210 Architectures for Information Systems 3.5
200167 Big Data Analytics 7.5
200013 Business Intelligence II 7.5
200014 Business Process Management 3.5
200135 Cibersecurity 7.5
200170 Consumer Behavior Insights 7.5
200162 Data Visualization 7.5
200049 Market Research 7.5
200068 Information Project Management 4.0
200217 Information Project Management II 3.5
200146 Innovation Management and Design Thinking 7.5
400023 Leadership and People Management 7.5
200190 Predictive Analytics in Marketing 7.5
200090 Econometrics Methods 7.5
200166 Predictive Methods of Data Mining 7.5
400081 Social Media Analytics 7.5
200184 Sampling Theory and Methods 7.5
200194 Digital Transformation 3.5