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Course syllabus

The Certificate is made up of two modules which are designed to be studied together. Learning in module 1 explores elements of the risk management process, while module 2 explains how organisational culture and appetite for risk may affect the implementation of such processes. Similarly, discussion of risk management standards in module 1 supports the study of governance and risk architecture in module 2.

Principles of risk and risk management

This module introduces the principles and concepts of risk management in Financial Services. This leads to an examination of how to classify risks in a Financial Services environment and the approaches that are used to identify, assess and treat them.

Key topics include:

  • Recognise the origins and key concepts of risk management
  • Understand the regulatory environment in financial services
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Understand the main sources of risk within banks and insurers

Practice of risk management

This module explores the impact of the business environment on risk management in the banking and insurance sectors. Learn how corporate governance can influence risk architecture, culture, appetite and tolerance.

Key topics include:

  • Case studies, including post-Financial Crisis
  • Explore the impact of the wider business environment
  • Study the Three Lines of Defence governance model
  • Apply risk management frameworks

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Successful completion of these modules enables you to move onto the subsequent modules of the International Diploma in Enterprise Risk Management.


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