|Semester 2 2024-25
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 through a series of in-depth, contemporary case studies.
At the end of this module, students should have acquired knowledge of:
How risks are defined and perceived in different organisational contexts
The different strategic approaches that organisations use to manage risk
The role that cultural and organisational factors play in risk management
How approaches to risk management vary in different industries and sectors
How organisations are adapting and responding to contemporary environmental and societal risks
By the end of this module, students should be able to:
Critically evaluate and compare the way that different organisations manage risk
Apply theories about risk management to real-life examples drawn from different sectors
Carry out primary research in order to obtain accurate information about how different organisations manage risk
Engage in informed debate about the role of risk management in contemporary society
Amongst the main topics that will be covered on this module are:
Risk cognition and perception
Organisational cultures and the management of risk
Crisis management and crisis communication
Health & safety in the workplace
Risk management in the public sector
The emergence of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
Risk management in SMEs and family firms
Strategies for promoting organisational resilience
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For the individual report, students will receive feedback before the submission of their essay. Feedback forms will provide feedback on both the content and the delivery/structure of their reports. Feedback forms will also provide guidance on key areas for focusing upon with regards to the essay assignment.
For the formative assessment, students will receive electronic feedback forms (via email) before the end of Week 10. These feedback forms will provide specific guidance on their essay plans and, where appropriate, will offer suggestions about how they might improve/alter their plans.
Feedback for the summative essay will be given in accordance with the University Policy on feedback in the Guide to Assessment as well as in line with the School policy.