Certificate Degrees and Continuing Education

  • Master's Degree in Private Insurance

    General Information

    Teaching Languages: Spanish

    Places: 35. Minimum number of students required: 15

    Duration: October 2014 – June 2015 (62 Credits)

    Tuition Fee: €3,900

    Access Requirements:

    Being in possession of an official University Degree. Nevertheless, exceptionally, admission will be extended to professionals directly related to to the speciality of the course who lack a Degree, as long as they prove their professional careers and meet the legal criteria to access University courses.

    Please check the Agreement of November 29, 2007 of the Governing Council of the University of Oviedo, which approves the regulation of studies leading to Certificate Degrees and other Postgraduate Degrees (BOPA, January 12, 2008).

    Only period for pre-registration and enrollment

    • Pre-registration: June 2 to August 20
    • Provisional Lists of admitted applicants:September 4
    • Complaints: September 5-9
    • Definitive Lists: September 12
    • Enrollment: September 15-19

    Admission Requirements:

    This Master's course is mainly intended for graduates in Legal and Social Sciences, however holders of other degrees and professionals of the field with proven experience and who meet the legal requirements to access university studies will also be welcome.

    Students will be also selected according to their academic background, professional experience in the field of private insurance and academic record.

    Modality: Attendance required (lessons and internships will be combined)

    Schedule: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 17:00 to 29:00 and Friday from 16:00 to 21:00

    Teaching Center: Faculty of Economics of Oviedo

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    Professional Opportunities

    This Master provides students with a comprehensive training in the field of insurance, both from the economic and the legal points of view, not only as regards the theoretical aspects but also in issues relating to the professional practice.

    On completion of the Master's course, students will have gained the knowledge and skills necessary to develop their professional practice as professional agents, executive officers or managers of insurance companies.

    The Master's course is in accordance with Resolution of February 18, 2011 (BOE – Official Gazette of the Principality of Asturias - of March 5th , 2011) of the General-Directorate for Insurance and Pension Funds and holds the requisite approval of that body to professionally train insurance agents, reinsurance brokers and other professionals directly involved in the mediation of private insurance and reinsurance.

    Syllabus

    This is a one-year Master's course distributed into three terms and consisting of 62 ECTS credits.

    SUBJECT 1: GENERAL INSURANCE

    1. Foundation of insurance
    2. Types of insurance
    3. Personal characteristics of insurance
    4. Intermediaries in insurance contracts
    5. Coinsurance
    6. The insured sum, the value of interest and maintaining the balance of benefits in the damage insurance
    7. Approach to the insurance premium
    8. The provision of insurance in case of disaster
    9. Formal aspects of insurance
    10. Duty of risk opening statement by the policyholder
    11. Duties and powers of the policyholder and / or insured in the course of the contract
    12. The production of casualty: duties and powers attached to it and transactions relating to its clearance
    13. Duties of the insurer
    14. Termination of the insurance relationship
    15. Institutions linked to insurance

    SUBJECT 2: DAMAGE INSURANCE

    1. Damage insurance basics
    2. Fire insurance
    3. Theft and other insurance types
    4. Transport insurance
    5. Multi-risk insurance
    6. Engineering and construction insurance
    7. Liability insurance
    8. Car insurance
    9. Credit and surety insurance and others
    10. Combined agricultural insurance

    SUBJECT 3: PERSONAL INSURANCE, PENSION FUNDS AND PLANS AND REINSURANCE

    1. Personal insurance with specific reference to life
    2. Types of life insurance in the market
    3. Pension funds and plans
    4. Accident and death insurance
    5. Health insurance
    6. Other personal insurance types
    7. Reinsurance

    SUBJECT 4: INSURANCE MARKET, THE EMPLOYER AND ITS ACTIVITY

    • Legal system of the insurance company and the distribution of private insurance
    • Insurance in the European Union
    • The entreprenueur in the market
    • Commercial companies
    • Bonds and commercial contracts

    SUBJECT 5: TECHNICAL DIMENSION OF THE INSURANCE ACTIVITY

    1. Technical principles of insurance
    2. Structure of the financial system
    3. Mathematics applied to insurance operations
    4. Statistics applied to isurance operations

    SUBJECT 6: TAXATION AND ACCOUNTING FOR INSURANCE

    • Framework for the taxation of insurance in Spain
    • Insurance taxation
    • Foundations of accounting
    • Preparation of annual accounts
    • Accounting in insurance mediation
    • General accounting plan of insurance companies
    • Business Game (business simulation game)

    SUBJECT 7: ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS ASPECTS OF THE INSURANCE COMPANY

    1. Information and software tools for insurance
    2. Organization of insurance business
    3. Commercial dimension of the insurance company
    4. Commercial communication and selling techniques

    SUBJECT 8: INTERNSHIPS IN INSURANCE COMPANIES

    SUBJECT 9: MASTER'S THESIS

    Contact

    • Academic Secretary's Office

      Covadonga Díaz Llavona

      Telephone: 985 10 39 22

      E-mail: cdllavona@uniovi.es

    Coordination :

    • José M. Muñoz Paredes - Director of the Area of Law

      Telephone: +34 985103920

      Fax: +34 985106251

      E-mail: jmmunoz@uniovi.es

      Office: Department of Private and Business Law. Faculty of Economy and Business. Campus of "El Cristo". - Avda. del Cristo, s/n 33006 Oviedo

    • María Luisa Muñoz Paredes - Director of the Area of Law

      Telephone: +34 985106249

      Fax: +34 985106251

      E-mail: mlmunoz@uniovi.es

      Office: Department of Private and Business Law. Faculty of Economy and Business. Campus of "El Cristo". - Avda. del Cristo, s/n 33006 Oviedo

    • Raquel Quiroga García - Director of the Area of Economics.

      Telephone: +34 985106295

      Fax: +34 98502806

      E-mail: rquiroga@uniovi.es

      Office: Dpto. Economía cuantitativa Campus del Cristo 33006 OVIEDO – ESPAÑA

    • Eva Suárez Álvarez - Director of the Area of Economics.

      Telephone: +34 985106204

      Fax: +34 985102812

      E-mail: evasuarez@uniovi.es

      Office: Department of Accounting. Faculty of Economy and Business. Campus of "El Cristo". - Avda. del Cristo, s/n 33006 Oviedo

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