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Actuary Science: Mathematics of Indemnity Insurance
(dt. Aktuarwissenschaften: Schadenversicherungsmathematik)

Level, degree of commitment in original study programme Advanced module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (2 SWS, mit integrierten recitation classen),
90 hours (30 h attendance, 60 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
3 CP
Course requirement: Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises.
Examination type: Written examination
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for study course M.Sc. Business Mathematics.
Original study programme M.Sc. Wirtschaftsmathematik / Wirtschaftsmathematische Anwendungsmodule
One semester,
Regelmäßig im Wechsel mit anderen advanced moduleen in Versicherungsmathematik
Person in charge of the module's outline Dr. Michael Schüte, Prof. Dr. Hajo Holzmann


Risk models and premium calculation

  • Basic terms individual/collective model
  • Panjer distribution class


  • Data: Risk classes, major loss problems
  • Models and estimation methods
  • Premium differentiation and selection effects

Damage reservation

  • Basic terms and models
  • Procedure for reserving claims

Reinsurance and risk sharing

  • Forms and reasons of risk sharing
  • Impact of risk sharing on key figures

Principles of premium calculation for reinsurance treaties

Qualification Goals

The students shall

  • learn the basic concepts and models of non-life insurance mathematics,
  • be able to assess the appropriateness of the models/methods of non-life insurance mathematics.


None. The competences taught in the following modules are recommended: either Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II or Basic Linear Algebra, either Analysis I and Analysis II or Basic Real Analysis, Elementary Stochastics.

Recommended Reading

  • Schmidt, K. D., „Versicherungsmathematik“, 3. Auflage 2009, Springer

Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Wintersemester 2020/21. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

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