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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.

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

    Alumni

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

Eligibility

Eligibility

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 Sankey’s career progressed in the energy, banking and insurance sectors. For the last 20 years he has been an advisor and managing consultant in strategic, operational and enterprise-wide risk management. Recent work has been using risk management techniques for handling cyber threats and outsourcing. With a first degree in Mathematical Statistics he also is experienced in the management and functional aspects of how organisations should handle risk. His further studies included an MBA from INSEAD in France.

    As well as consultancy, Edward has been Director, Operational Risk and member of the Risk Committee at the Santander UK group. The UK Regulator appointed him the Approved Person in Santander UK for the management of Operational Risk.

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