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November 25, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Risk Financing




"The instructor was an excellent teacher. He made our course very interesting. I liked that we were able to have open dialogue during class. Great class."

- Participant, Winter 2013

"Really enjoyed the course and the fact that one week would be in-class and the next week would be self study. It gave us the opportunity to interact with the Instructor when needed and also the time to do self-study at home. I took the Risk Management Principles and Practices course through Laurier as well and it was the same course set up which I find extremely beneficial. I would highly recommend this course to anyone."

- Participant, Fall 2012




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Explore the selection, implementation and monitoring of risk financing techniques in which an organization can obtain funds to pay for any accidental losses which strike it

Subjects covered in this course include:

  • framework for risk financing
  • selection criteria for risk financing techniques
  • insurance as a risk financing technique
  • financing property, net income, liability and employee losses
  • accounting and some income tax aspects of accidental losses
  • implementing risk retention available options, including use of affiliated insurers
  • insurance pricing, selection of insurers and their representative
  • risk cost allocation

    Prerequisite

    Successful completion of Risk Management Principles and Practices or a fundamental knowledge of business management, employee benefits and general insurance (e.g., work experience in the insurance field). Successful completion of Risk Assessment and Treatment also encouraged.


    Course Information - Winter 2015

    Format: Blended

    Start Date: January 27 - April 21, 2015 | final exam during last class

    Time: 7:00 - 9:50 p.m.
    Location: Laurier's Waterloo campus
    Fee: $545 (plus textbooks; pricing available on registration form)

    Required Textbooks: Risk Financing (ARM 56), Risk Financing Course Guide (ARM 56)
    Instructor: Sasha Alexander


    - IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING TEXTBOOKS -

    Students registering from January 5 - 23, 2015may not receive their textbooksbefore thestart ofclasses. Please note that beginning January 5, 2015an additional textbook fee of $65.00 will be charged for late registrations.


    Format Details

    This course will be delivered in a blended format. There will be a face-to-face session on the first scheduled session and the group will meet approximately every other week throughout the term, but there will not be a weekly class room component. There will be regularly scheduled activities online to supplement classroom activities in alternate weeks.


    Withdrawal and Refund Policy

    • notice of withdrawal must be made in writing to Continuing Studiesin-person, by mail, or by email
    • a full tuition refund, less 10 per cent, will be issued when notice of withdrawal is received up to two weeks prior to the start of the first session
    • a full tuition refund, less 25 percent, will be issued when notice of withdrawal is received after two weeks prior to start of the first session and prior to the start of the second session
    • after the second session, no refunds will be issued

    Please note that no refund of any sort will be given if the university is closed for any reason during your course.


    Course Cancellation

    Wilfrid Laurier University reserves the right to cancel a course in which there is insufficient enrollment. In the event of a cancellation, students will be informed and all fees will be refunded.