Business Risk Management online short course

Course starts: 31 October 2016
Registrations close: 25 October 2016
Course fees: R13,500
Course starts: 6 February 2017
Course fees: R13,500

Why this course?


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


In today’s volatile and competitive work environment, it has become imperative for companies to prioritise the development of a “risk culture”. Across industries, there is a growing focus on the effective management of risks in order to create more robust and secure business ventures and economies. As a result, risk management is a flourishing field that is rapidly developing into a business discipline in its own right.

In this video, we visit the CEO of Guala Closures South Africa and past learner of the UCT Business Risk Management short course.

Course overview

This highly practical 10-week short course provides you with a comprehensive overview of the burgeoning field of risk management. Gain the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to identify, assess, prioritise and manage the potential risks that face a project or business. Learn to apply this knowledge practically by creating your own risk register, which can be presented to a board of directors or upper management, or used within your own business, as a strategically beneficial document.

Is this course for you?

This course is especially suitable for people working in a managerial capacity, or aspiring towards employment in management. More specifically, anyone working with the allocation of resources within an organisation can find benefit from this course. The people with most use for risk management practices are those working as managers, risk officers, C-level executives and CEOs, small business owners, and junior to senior project managers.

What you will learn

  • Orientation module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1 The concept of risk
  • Module 2 Risk Management frameworks
  • Module 3 Corporate Governance and Enterprise Risk Management
  • Module 4 Decisions and uncertainty: Quantitative
  • Module 5 Decisions and uncertainty: Qualitative
  • Module 6 Risk identification
  • Module 7 Risk assessment
  • Module 8 Risk response
  • Module 9 Organisational culture and ethical concerns
  • Module 10 Risk reporting 

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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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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