Risk Financing

Explore how to select, implement, and monitor risk financing techniques—methods that an organization can use to obtain funds to pay for accidental losses. Topics include risk financing objectives, types of risk financing plans, insurance as a risk financing technique, capital market products for risk financing, forecasting accidental losses and risk financing needs, accounting and income tax aspects of risk management, and allocating risk management costs.


This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Vancouver 12 Shaun Sinclair $599.00 19 Register
Vancouver 12 Shaun Sinclair $599.00 30 -

Registration may close up to one week before the course begins. 

What will I learn?

After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Understand the usefulness of insurance as a risk financing technique
  • Apply loss forecasting to select from various risk financing alternatives
  • Understand various risk financing techniques, including self-insurance, retrospective rating plans, reinsurance, captive insurance plans, and finite and integrated risk plans

How will I learn?

This course may consist of a combination of lectures, workshops, case studies, examinations, projects, papers, assignments and group presentations.

This university-level course requires at-home study and preparation. You can expect reading and other assignments on a weekly basis.

How will I be evaluated?

We'll evaluate your performance in this course using a combination of in-class or take-home assignments, exams, individual or group projects, participation and attendance. 

Textbooks and learning materials

You are responsible for purchasing the course texts, which will be available for online purchase only through the eShop portal of the SFU Bookstore:

  • Risk Financing
  • ARM56 Course Guide

Professional development credits

This course may meet the requirements for the following designation(s):

English language requirements

To succeed in our programs and courses, you will need an advanced level of written and spoken English. If you are unsure whether your English language skills are sufficient, we recommend you complete the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall band score of 6.5 (unless otherwise noted). If you have questions or concerns about your English language proficiency, we encourage you to contact your local IELTS Test Centre.

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