154-0520/01 – Insurance II. (INS II.)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of FinanceCredits3
Subject guarantorprof. Dr. Ing. Zdeněk ZmeškalSubject version guarantorIng. Petr Polák, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2009/2010Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
POL02 Ing. Petr Polák, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to develop students knowledge of the complex issue of management of insurance companies. At the end of this course students be able: • to apply the principles risk management in insurance • to identify the different areas of management (including financial management) of the insurance companies • to distinguish between different forms of the risk transfer in the insurance sector Based on work in tutorials, students should be able to prepare an analysis of different insurance tools, and determine optimal tool considering all the assigned criteria.

Teaching methods



The aim of the subject is to teach students the complex problematic of commercial insurance management. Main blocks of lectures are focused on: risk and insurance management, insurance economics and management, risk transfer. Exercise lectures are focused on practical analysis of insurance products.

Compulsory literature:

DORFMAN, Mark S. Introduction to risk management and insurance. 8th ed. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall, c2005. 575 p. ISBN 0-13-144958-3. HARRINGTON, Scott E. a Greg NIEHAUS. Risk management and insurance. 2nd ed., international ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, c2004. 672 p. ISBN 0-07-123244-3. OLIVIERI, Annamaria a Ermanno PITACCO. Introduction to insurance mathematics: technical and financial features of risk transfers. Berlin: Springer, c2011. 463 p. ISBN 978-3-642-16028-8. WÜTHRICH, M.V., MERZ, M.: Stochastic Claims Reserving Methods in Insurance. Wiley, 2008.

Recommended literature:

THOYTS, Rob. Insurance theory and practice. London: Routledge, 2010. 323 p. ISBN 978-0-415-55904-1. SANDSTRÖM, Arne. Handbook of solvency for actuaries and risk managers: theory and practice. Boca Raton: CRC Press, c2011. 1055 p. ISBN 978-1-4398-2130-5. WÜTHRICH, Mario Valentin a Michael MERZ. Financial modeling, actuarial valuation and solvency in insurance. Berlin: Springer, c2013. 432 p. ISBN 978-3-642-31391-2. KWON, W.J., SKIPPER, H.D.: Risk Management and Insurance: Perspectives in a Global Economy. Wiley-Blackwell, 2007.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2009/2010 Winter semester, validity until: 2011/2012 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
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Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100  51
        Exercises evaluation Credit  
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2010/2011 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T010) Finance (01) Finance P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T010) Finance (01) Finance P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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