This course focuses on how to optimize business strategies, qualitatively and quantitatively with respect to operational risk. The course is organized around the principle that operational risk analysis consists, in part, of data collection and the building of mathematical models to describe the risk of failures in human resources, processes and technology. Beginning with a foundation for operational risk modeling and a focus on the modeling process, the course discusses probabilistic tools for operational risk modeling and statistical methods to calibrate models of operational risk. The quantitative assessment of operational risk uses the tools of probability, statistics and actuarial science.
Prerequisite: FIN 2203. Co-Registration Requirements: FIN 2003, FIN 2103.