Business Risk Management online short course

Starts on 10 April 2017
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Course information

10 weeks online
7 hours per week
R13,900 | Options available
University of Cape Town (UCT)

Course Information

10 weeks online
7 hours per week
R13,900 | Options available
University of Cape Town (UCT)


Are you looking to create a more secure future for your business and economy?

In an increasingly volatile working world, risk assessment and the ability to implement a reliable risk management strategy have never been more important.

A necessity for future business leaders and compliance managers, risk assessment and management are becoming business disciplines in their own right.

Develop a ‘risk culture’ and set yourself apart in a growing field with a risk management course from Africa’s leading University.

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What will set you apart

Become a leader in business risk management:

  • Gain a comprehensive overview of the burgeoning field of risk management
  • Acquire the skills to identify, assess, prioritise and manage potential risks facing a project or business
  • Understand and leverage Risk Management frameworks
  • Impress a board of directors or potential investors by creating your own risk register
This risk management course is endorsed by UCT’s African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM).

Course curriculum

This UCT online risk management course covers everything from leadership to the role of culture, in both business management and risk management.

  • Orientation module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: The concept of risk
  • Course Module 2: Risk Management frameworks
  • Course Module 3: Corporate Governance and Enterprise Risk Management
  • Course Module 4: Decisions and uncertainty: Quantitative
  • Course Module 5: Decisions and uncertainty: Qualitative
  • Course Module 6: Risk identification
  • Course Module 7: Risk assessment
  • Course Module 8: Risk response
  • Course Module 9: Organisational culture and ethical concerns
  • Course Module 10: Risk reporting

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.


Your success team

In collaboration with the world's top-tier universities, we design online short courses around the insights of experienced faculty members and authoritative industry experts. On the course, you can expect to learn from these specialists via online video lectures, which will be accessible to you anywhere, any time.

Readiness test

This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts on 10 April 2017.
Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 3 July 2017

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GetSmarter’s learning model is designed to help you as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

At the beginning of each week you’ll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion.

You also have access to your Course Coach who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses shorter than nine weeks. For courses nine weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available.

If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for, please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you’ll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

Why wouldn’t you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if itʼs going to have an impact on the way you do business?

37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how.


The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you’ll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

On the Online Campus, you’ll also be able to ask questions, interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you’re experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Course Coach, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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