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Risk Management Short Course

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City’s Risk Management short course, delivered in central London, will discuss leading approaches to all aspects of risk management in today’s corporate world and business environment.

Why choose this course?

Effective risk management is essential across all business sectors and a key element of good management. Formal codes of governance and all recognised Best Practice guidelines place the control of risks - and resilience of the organisation - at the heart of corporate and departmental management at all levels.

City’s Risk Management short course, delivered in central London, will discuss leading approaches to all aspects of risk management in today’s corporate world and business environment. Company-wide risk management now goes far beyond the technical and regulatory functions it previously was generally associated with.

In recent times the discipline of corporate risk management has developed greatly in terms of:

  • techniques and approaches
  • its organisation and fit in the firm
  • engagement with and service to the Board and top management.

This course in risk management is ideal for those newly appointed in a risk management role, or those aiming to upgrade their risk management activities or wishing to broaden their knowledge of risk management as a professional development initiative.

Course overview

Delivered over 10-weeks, the Risk Management course provides leading, practical approaches to ensuring risks are well managed throughout the organisations, improving the value and usefulness of the function to executives at all levels, and organisational models to embed risk management throughout the firm.
Students will understand the value of good risk management for decision making and performance; and be able to apply the approaches and methods learned in class to provide information for direction of policy, finance and operations.

The application of risk management to important current management issues and external threats will be set out. These include the special challenges to reputation and financial health brought by major projects, outsourcing, conduct and compliance, cyber attacks.

The risk management programme will then look at how risk management today needs to be integrated into management and senior management business. Attention will be given to ensuring the organisation’s resilience to the most severe risk events, and risk management’s role in strategic and financial planning.

Note that this course addresses the management of strategic, business and operating risks experienced by all organisations. It will not deal with specialist techniques in credit, market, investment or underwriting risk management.

  • “ Very interesting and useful. Many thanks for the course design. I have learnt many important topics for my career and my general knowledge. ”

    Angela Farfan


What will I learn?

What will I learn?

Participants will gain a rounded view of best practice Risk Management – how it is embedded throughout the organisation and improves management at all levels. Spread over ten two-hour sessions this will include:

  • Risk Management in the Organisation and its Key Activities
  • Identifying your Firm’s Risks
  • Loss Measurement
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Loss Event Recording
  • Risk Assessment
  • Basic Risk Modelling
  • Controlling Risks
  • Implementing Good Risk Management
  • Estimation of Potential Losses
  • Management Reporting on Risks
  • The Risk Strategy
  • Understanding the Organisation’s Resilience to Risks
  • The Organisation and Leadership of Risk Management
  • Formation of risk Management Policy and Procedures

Introduced into the course will be special sessions on particular risks of special importance:

  • Cyber Threats
  • Risk Management of Major Projects, Outsourcing
  • Reputational Risk



English requirements

Good written and spoken English.

Teaching & assessment

Teaching & assessment

Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities and questions and answers session as guided by your tutor.

Recommended reading

Recommended reading

While we encourage you to read the books on the reading list for your course, we recommended that you speak to the tutor before investing in the purchase of any essential text.

The Risk Management Handbook. Edited by David Hillson. Kogan Page 2016. ISBN 978 0 7494 7882 7

Estimating Risk: A Management Approach. By Andy Garlick. Gower reprinted 2010. ISBN-13: 9780566087769

Tutor information

  • Edward Sankey

    Edward has previously led risk consulting activities in Marsh Europe (of Marsh and MacLennan), City Practitioners, AEA Technology/Risk Solutions and KPMG. He started his career in BP. He has worked in the UK, USA, Russia, Europe and the Far East.

    Edward is an Honorary Life Member of the Institute of Risk Management, and Fellow of the Institute of Operational Risk. He is a member of the City Values Forum supported by Lord Mayors of the City of London to focus on organisations’ cultures and individuals’ behaviors. A frequently sought presenter, he contributed the section about Operational Risk Management to the recent book “The Risk Management Handbook” (Kogan Page, London).

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