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AI1141 Credit Risk Assessment 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AI1141 (Spring 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course covers how financial companies handle credit risks and how credit markets work.

The course also covers that credit risk assessment is the way in which financial companies analyse risk.

The course describes and explains which types of information is used for credit risk assessment, and how information can be accessed.

The course explains the importance of credit culture and the psychology of credit assessment.

The course describes credit risk assessment and the application of qualitative and quantitative credit risk models.

The course identifies differences in credit risk evaluation of consumers, real estate companies, small and medium sized and large companies.

The course describes the importance of sustainability and environment in credit risk evaluation and in credit markets.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify credit risk assessment factors.
  • Describe actors in credit markets.
  • Explain credit assessment and how credit markets work.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed course:

Financial reporting and analysis (AI1142) 

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INL1 - Assignment, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Course grades A-F

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Education cycle

First cycle

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Kent Eriksson (