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International Diploma in Risk Management

Institute of Risk Management
Course summary
1.5 - 3 years
2,660 GBP
English
Full time
Distance
Next available date: Contact for info - Distance
e-learning / Online / Distance

Course description

International Diploma in Risk Management - Distance learning qualification

The International Diploma in Risk Management is a unique postgraduate programme for risk management professionals. The training programme is delivered entirely online and provides essential practical skills that support career progression in the field.

This highly flexible programme allows students to study part-time and at their own pace. Further, the programme is delivered in a modular format, enabling you to achieve the qualification in stages. The programme provides an overview of:

  • risk assessment
  • risk treatment
  • risk, governance & culture
  • crises, resilience and future risks

The ultimate goal is to equip experienced risk practitioners with a set of advanced insights & skills in implementing a risk management strategy, understanding the impact of organisational culture and making sound decisions regarding risk. In addition, they will gain an internationally-recognised qualification and a route to full IRM membership.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

The International Diploma in Risk Management is suitable for professionals wishing to enhance their career & professional status and/or consolidate their risk management experience by obtaining an internationally-recognised qualification.

They may be risk managers, aspiring risk managers or professionals from risk-related disciplines.

Pre-requisites
Candidates must have at least one of the following:

  • IRM International Certificate in Risk Management
  • a degree or professional qualification at an equivalent level
  • a relevant professional qualification and at least 3 years' experience

It is not obligatory for delegates to be working in risk management or related professions, but such experience will benefit them during the course of their studies.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Students who complete the course and are successful in the examination & assessments will be awarded the International Diploma in Risk Management. Successful graduates automatically become Graduate Members (GradIRM).

Training Course Content

The programme is structured as follows:

Certificate Modules

Module one: Principles of risk and risk management

  • The concepts and definitions of risk and risk management
  • Risk management standards
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Risk assessment, identification, analysis and evaluation
  • Risk responses and risk treatment

Module two: Practice of risk management

  • An overview of the global business and risk environment
  • Risk architecture, strategy and protocols
  • Risk culture, appetite and tolerance
  • Risk and organisations, including an introduction to corporate governance, project and operational risk management, and supply chain management
  • Organisational risk management, emerging risks and future developments

Diploma Modules

Module three: Risk assessment

  • Types and sources of risk information
  • Risk identification techniques
  • Risk prioritisation and rating, including qualitative assessment tools and techniques
  • Quantitative risk analysis and risk modelling
  • Presenting and sharing risk assessment information
  • Risk evaluation, problem solving and decision-making

Module four: Risk treatment

  • An introduction to risk treatment, including the risk management cycle
  • Evaluating and selecting risk control mechanisms, including the 'four T's'
  • Identifying, allocating and resourcing risk controls
  • Monitoring, reviewing and reporting on risk controls
  • Risk financing mechanisms
  • Business continuity management, including the key elements of business continuity planning and the difficulties of predicting future risks

Module five: Risk, governance and culture

  • Corporate governance models, risk oversight frameworks, internal control models, compliance, internal audit and assurance
  • Strategic planning and risk management, including the role of the board, audit and risk committees, and the chief risk officer
  • Risk culture, business ethics and organisational change
  • Risk perception and human behaviour
  • Risk management performance, including competencies, training, leadership and conflict management
  • Reputation risk management

Module six: Crises, resilience and future risks

  • The nature and consequences of crises and the drivers for crisis management including business continuity, contingency planning and crisis preparedness
  • Learning lessons from the past, including root cause analysis
  • Building resilience
  • The core attributes of emerging and future risks, tools, techniques and models for predicting future risks
  • Decision making for the future

Expenses

The cost of this qualification is £625 per module.

About provider

The Institute of Risk Management - Short Courses & Quallification Training for Risk Managers

IRM - Risk Management Training & Qualifications - Open or Distance Learning

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) is the leading body for professional Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). We provide globally recognised qualifications and training, publish research and guidance and set professional standards. We are a not-for-profit organisation, with IRM members working in all...


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Institute of Risk Management

2nd floor, Sackville House
143 - 149 Fenchurch Street
EC3M 6NB London

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Reviews

Average rating 4.6

Based on 5 reviews

Lioba Baltazar Robiso, IRMCert
(5)
I completed the International Certificate in ERM by IRM in 2016 and in the process of completing my IRM Risk Diploma. These qualifications are perfect and highly relevant to my role in the risk management department. The course is based on online which allows me to study and complete the course in my own time. It provides the fundamental and app...
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Sabina Mohammed GradIRM, Risk Manager, MSIG Insurance
(5)
I completed the IRM diploma last year (2017), I decided to continue with IRM through all stages because of the course structure. IRM started with the basic understanding of risk management tools and techniques (Certificate level) and it then introduces you each of these tools in-depth (at Diploma level). I found this very helpful for my curre...
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Jemma Boyce, GradIRM; Risk & Reporting Manager for Capital Projects, London City Airport
(5)
I have learned a lot from taking the Diploma. I gained exposure to the wider view of risk management and other industries, which further cemented my view that we can cross industries by using good risk management practices if we want to. Before I started the Diploma, this idea seemed quite daunting. For example, I specialised in Business Continu...
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