Course code BUS280

BUS280 Private and Corporate Insurance

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Course responsible: Ragnar Arnljot Øygard
Teachers: Roger Loen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2012-2013
Preferential right:
Course contents:

There are two main subjects in this course: Private insurance and business insurance. These are divided into two areas: Business interruption insurance and personal insurance. Additionally we will touch upon the various forms of liability insurance for businesses. Another significant subject will be the current diverse pension schemes. Such as the differences between defined benefit pensions schemes, defined contribution pension schemes and "hybrid" pension schemes.

The process of risk management in relation to insurance as a means to hedge companies against the risk of a contingent, uncertain loss will be given special consideration.

Upon having completed the exam, students will be qualified to apply for positions within insurance related operations and be able to handle the insurance portfolios of small to medium-sized companies.

Learning outcome:


The student will have gained knowledge of

  • Basic principles concerning calculation of the cost of insurance regarding risk and risktransferInsurance advice for private consumers


The student will be able to

  • Assess risk, handle insurance portfolios, and issue invitations to tender for small and medium-sized companies.

General competence:

The student

  • Will understand the differences between the varying pensions schemes throughout private and public companies.
Learning activities:
Teaching support:
A compendium has been compiled specifically for this course.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Term paper counts 40 %, written exam counts 60 %. The course has continuous assessment, and one can therefore only register for the examination at regular time for the final examination.
Nominal workload:
150 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
30 hours (lectures).
External examiner evaluates the exam.
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått