Advanced Business Risk Management online short course

Course starts: 6 March 2017
Registrations close: 28 February 2017
Course fees: R16,900

Why this course?


This course is endorsed by UCT’s African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM).


Did you know?

Over 70% of companies surveyed by global risk management group, AON, have a formal risk management department. 31% of those companies are proactively growing the function of risk by appointing a Chief Risk Officer, especially in more regulated industries.From increasing competition to a more robust legislative environment – risk is no longer a case of ‘business as usual’ for corporates, entrepreneurs, or business leaders.

To manage business risk intelligently today, you need competent, knowledgeable risk management professionals on your side; the capabilities to support extensive scenario planning and risk mitigation; holistic information based on more than just a finance or process perspective, and the ability to look at different markets, customers and product lines in a more sophisticated manner.

Course overview

This online short course takes an advanced look inside what it takes to carry out successful risk management in your business.
Through the 8 weekly modules of this course, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of areas such as business context; governance, ethics and reputational risk; internal controls, and information systems risk.You’ll also cover the risk around investment, behaviour and finance, and learn how to build your risk awareness through recording, monitoring and reviewing.

Is this course for you?

This course could be the right fit for your career, if you want to experience a comprehensive simulation of the risk management process, with a focus on the practical application of the latest industry best practices. If you’re a risk management professional, an entrepreneur, a manager or employer with risk management needs, or a past student of the foundational UCT Business Risk Management short course, this course is what you need to advance your skills in the field. 

What you will learn

  • Orientation Module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1 The business context
  • Module 2 Governance, ethics and reputational risk
  • Module 3 Internal controls
  • Module 4 Information systems risk
  • Module 5 Financial risk and foreign operations
  • Module 6 Investment risk
  • Module 7 Behavioural risk
  • Module 8 Risk awareness: Recording, Monitoring and reviewing

Your success team

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Entrepreneur, Business Owner & CA (SA)

Benjamin is a highly experienced professional in the field of risk management. He has worked in a number of senior positions for companies both in South Africa and the USA, which include the likes of PricewaterhouseCoopers (SA and USA); South African Reserve Bank and Fidelity Retail Investments (USA); Standard Bank (Corporate Investment Banking); Rand Merchant Bank and Absa Capital.

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Take the readiness test

This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.

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