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It’s getting competitive out there in MSME financial services. Risk Management is the essential survival skill for inclusive finance leaders. The specialist track focusses on what every manager needs to know about risk management: how to address risk at the governance level, how to organize the identification, measurement and mitigation of exposures in a modern three-lines-of-defense approach. We will drill deep into the core dimensions of credit and operational risk in high volume MSME finance environments.  This is where systems, data and statistical models rule. Please bring your laptop and be prepared to run a few pivot tables.

Target Group

Finance specialists, credit managers, risk analysts, auditors, systems developers and anyone else who never leaves the house without their laptop will enjoy this expert level session on credit risk.

Course Details

  • Fundamental Concepts of Risk Management
  • Governance and Organization of Risk Management
  • Credit Risk Primer: the EL=PD*LGD*EAD way of thinking
  • Portfolio Arrears Statistics
  • Consumer & Micro Credit Scoring – Technical Foundations
  • Guided Case Study in Statistical Scoring
  • SME Credit Rating
  • Rating and Scoring in the Rearview Mirror
  • IFRS 9 Focus on Empirical Impairment Calculations
  • Back to Operational Risk
  • Credit and Operational Risk Modelling Clinic

Administrative Details

The tuition fee for the trainings is EUR 3,750 and it covers all training materials and full-board accommodation in single rooms for the duration of training including meals as well as transportation for site visits.

The Summer Academies are fully tuition based and not sponsored. Accordingly, participants have to cover the full costs of the training or find a sponsor. There are few scholarships available. (Please see Scholarship tab for details and register for our newsletter for more information).

The participant group will be selected based on complementary experiences and backgrounds.


Please note that we can offer the following discounts:

  • 10% for each institution sending more than one participant to a Summer Academy
  • 10% discount for alumni


The Summer Academy will be held at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Being one of the leading business schools in Germany and Europe, Frankfurt School offers modern facilities for an interactive senior training program. Our training rooms are equipped with the newest technology and the newest media to provide flexibility and quality in our training courses. We have a strong focus on the wellbeing of our guests and course participants, a good training environment, air quality and modern equipment.


The language of instruction will be English and no translation will be provided.

Course Lecturer

Dr. Joachim Bald

is Frankfurt School’s most senior international advisor and a recognised expert in Treasury and Risk Management for banking and microfinance. He serves as lead consultant and trainer at the Frankfurt School Competence Center in Risk Management and regularly manages complex implementation assignments in Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa.