24.04.2024: Moody's Corporate Finance Case Study Workshop (in collaboration with Moody's)

Workshop of the Career Service in collaboration with Moody's.

Credit risk is a key component of financial analysis – it focuses on whether you will get paid in full and on time when you lend someone money. At Moody's, we take a fundamental approach to assessing credit risk, based on financial metrics and analytical judgment.

Content of the workshop:

In this session members of our Corporate Finance analytical team will describe the role of a Credit Rating Agency in financial markets, as well as the rating process, before leading the group through a case study applying one of our published methodologies to two hypothetical companies participating in an acquisition.

Objectives of the workshop:

Attendees will learn how financial strength and other credit factors can drive ratings.


The event is expected to last around 1.5 hours, with time for Q&A incorporated throughout. The session will be conducted in English.

Target group:

This workshop is open to students of all disciplines, but most appropriate for those pursuing finance, economics, mathematics or statistics.


Dirk Steinicke - VP Mgr-Rtgs & Research Sup within Moody's EMEA Corporate Finance Group based in Frankfurt. He has lead responsibility for a portfolio of European high-yield manufacturing and building materials companies

Matthias Heck - VP-Sr Credit Officer within Moody's European Corporate Finance Group, based in Frankfurt. He is Moody's Lead Analyst for European Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and coordinates Moody's Global Automotive Industry Outlook, including global light vehicle sales forecasts.


Moody's (NYSE: MCO) is a global integrated risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make better decisions. Our data, analytical solutions and insights help decision-makers identify opportunities and manage the risks of doing business with others. We believe that greater transparency, more informed decisions, and fair access to information open the door to shared progress. Moody's combines international presence with local expertise and over a century of experience in financial markets. Learn more at moodys.com.

Registration: Registration opens on 8th April, follow this link

Date: Wed., 24th April 2024, 4pm s.t. (sin tempore)–6pm

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main/Campus Westend
Raum: Seminarhaus, SH 3.104
Max-Horkheimer-Str. 4
60629 Frankfurt am Main

Programmübersicht und Kursanmeldung (Link)