Reasons to study Risk Management at DMU:
This course is relevant to accountants, project managers, insurers, chartered surveyors, healthcare professionals, lawyers, bankers, auditors, health and safety professionals, and engineers. This course is designed to appeal to a broad risk management body and recognises the interdisciplinary nature of the subject.
- Association of Insurance and Risk Management
The course is accredited by the Institute of Risk Management and you can also earn exemptions from their professional examinations
- Gain practical experience
You could complete a 12-week project based in a UK company or organisation. This internship will improve your employability. You will take part in a web-based business simulation exercise which is designed to integrate your studies
- KNect365 Learning
This course is delivered in partnership with KNect365 Learning – An Informa Business, an organisation dedicated to working with leading academic bodies to provide high-calibre and well respected distance learning postgraduate courses
Structure and assessment
Business Context – introduces the fundamental concepts of marketing, its major techniques and their current application. You will also explore to the financing of projects, events and other similar activities and the fundamental aspects of business law.
Risk Management I and II – it is now recognised that the business agenda has moved away from risk avoidance towards the recognition that risk, if correctly managed, can lead to competitive business advantage. You will learn how to identify and manage risks within an organisation in a variety of contexts.
Internal Control and Audit – recent cases of corporate failures and scandals, especially in the US and the UK, have heightened public interest in how organisations are being governed and how the management tackles business risks. You will be exposed to the crucial role internal control mechanisms and the internal audit function play in organisations’ risk management procedures.
Business Continuity and Crisis Management – exposes participants to a historical and contemporary understanding of business continuity management and crisis management theory and practice that fit within these broader strategic imperatives.
International Corporate Governance – provides a consideration of agency issues and the need for regulation to allow for the equitable treatment of all organisational stakeholders
Research Methods – introduces you to the basic elements of research methodology and the complete range of research methods suitable for research in management and business. It also aims to help you in defining a research topic and the production of a suitable research proposal for your dissertation.
Elective taught modules may include:
- International Finance and Political Risk
- Project Management
- Corporate Governance
- Managing Organisational Change
The dissertation requires the student, supported by a supervisor, to take an independent and self-structured approach to learning, through the investigation of a particular topic and writing it up in the form of a 12,000–15,000 word document. The dissertation will have its focus on a particular issue of interest related to risk management and may also be related to a live organisation if considered desirable.
Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.
Facilities and features
Hugh Aston Building
You will be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million.
Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.
The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.
The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.
Our Learning Zones and the The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.
There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.
You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.