Energy & Sustainability Management PT
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Investment and Risk Management

level of course unit

Introduction and consolidation

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• Understand and apply investment calculations and life cycle costing
• Understand and apply credit financing
• Identify financial institutions and analyze their interrelationships
• Identify and critically reflect on financial assets
• Identify and apply financing methods and valuations for infrastructure and real estate

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

• Investment calculation and life cycle costing (dynamic and modern approaches)
• Credit financing (loans, bonds)
• Equity financing (shares)
•Financial institutions
• Derivatives
• Market risk and management
•Behavioral economics
• Financing and valuation of infrastructure and real estate

recommended or required reading

• Hull, J.: Risk Management and Financial Institutions, 5 edition, Wiley, 2018
• Hull, J.: Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives, Global Edition, 9 edition, Pearson, 2017
• Geyer, A., Hanke, M., Littich, E., Nettekoven, M.: Grundlagen der Finanzierung, 5 Auflage, Wien: Manz, 2015

assessment methods and criteria

written exam

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number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


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planned learning activities and teaching methods

Blended Learning

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

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type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery