UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

BUSINESS RISK MANAGEMENT

In collaboration with SA’s leader in online education, GetSmarter

Duration

10 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

7 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

1

The skills to create a risk register to assess the viability of your projects and use reporting tools to create an insightful risk report for your business.

2

The ability to use the Risk Rating Matrix to analyse the scope and severity of potential risks by looking at both qualitative and quantitative factors.

3

The tools to promote a strong risk culture in your organisation and communicate the importance of regulations to achieve compliance, as well as sustainable and ethical business practices.

4

Recognition of your knowledge in the form of a certificate of completion from Africa’s leading University.1


1 QS Top Universities (2019).

COURSE CURRICULUM

Module 1
The Concept of Risk

Learn about the history behind the field of Risk Management.

Module 2
Risk Management Frameworks

Learn about the frameworks that govern the field.

Module 3
Corporate Governance and Enterprise Risk Management

Learn about the responsibilities that are placed on organisations.

Module 4
Decisions and Uncertainty: Quantitative

Discover how to make informed decisions during uncertain times.

Module 5
Decisions and Uncertainty: Qualitative

Discover how to incorporate qualitative methods into your decision-making process.

Module 6
Risk Identification

Learn how to identify the risks that threaten your objectives.

Module 7
Risk Assessment

Discover how you can assess the impact and probability of your risks.

Module 8
Risk Response

Discover the crucial step of responding to your risks to protect your objectives.

Module 9
Organisational Culture and Ethical Concerns

Learn about healthy organisational culture and the incorporation of ethics into business.

Module 10
Risk Reporting

Learn about the process of reporting your risks to the board.

COURSE CONVENOR

Obeid Mahomed

Lecturer, African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM), UCT

Mahomed currently teaches on both the MPhil in mathematical finance and the Master of Commerce in risk management of financial markets at the AIFMRM. He is also an advisory member of the African Collaboration for Quantitative Finance and Risk Research (ACQuFRR). Prior to this, he was employed on a full-time basis within the financial sector, and gained extensive exposure to banking, asset management, insurance, and stockbroking. Mahomed's roles evolved from quantitative analyst to head of quantitative research within the investment and stockbroking industries, and he then moved on to become senior risk manager at one of South Africa’s largest banks. His research interests lie in the fields of financial mathematics, risk management, financial economics, and empirical finance.

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This course is endorsed by the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA). IRMSA is a South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and, therefore, a recognised professional body for risk managers. It is dedicated to the advancement of the risk management profession and provides professional accreditation. Upon completion of the UCT Business Risk Management online short course, students will gain professionally endorsed, industry-recognised, contemporary skills in risk management. For more information, please click here.

Please note that GetSmarter and UCT bear no responsibility for the claiming or validation of these endorsed skills with IRMSA. The onus, therefore, falls on you to do so.

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

SHAFAA GAMIELDIEN, PAST STUDENT image

"The course will boost your confidence. Do it, even if you think you know everything about risk management. I’m so much more confident that my risk knowledge is still relevant, and I'm able to provide more context to my clients."

SHAFAA GAMIELDIEN, PAST STUDENT

AN ONLINE EDUCATION THAT SETS YOU APART

This UCT online short course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals, and benefit from the opportunity to:

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Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from an international selection of universities, entirely online and in your own time

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Enjoy a personalised, people-mediated online learning experience created to make you feel supported at every step

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Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones

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