Strategic Management of Risk - MAN00014H

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Matthew Hollow
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2016-17

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2016-17

Module aims

This module aims to enable students to develop an understanding of the strategic role risk management techniques and systems play in a global context. While initially focussing on key techniques of risk assessment and management, the module places a strong emphasis on organisational and cultural aspects of risk perception, communication, assessment and management. The module then draws these perspectives together to consider the implications for international business and emerging markets.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate their knowledge of current approaches to risk assessment and risk management;
  • Understand key facts relating to risk management systems and their implementation;
  • Understand the link between cultural and organisational contexts and risk cognition and perception;
  • Understand the potential impact of organisation power, and organisational change on the implementation of risk management activities;
  • Critically evaluate key approaches to the management of risk in a global context


Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Strategic Management of Risk
3 hours 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Strategic Management of Risk
3 hours 100

Module feedback

Module assessment reports to students are written by the module leader for all assessments (open and closed) and placed on the VLE after the Board of Examiners has received the module marks.

The timescale for the return of feedback will accord with TYMS policy

Indicative reading

Woods, M. (2011). Risk Management in Organizations. London: Routledge

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