Business Risk Management online short course

Course starts 2 November 2020

Course information

Registration Closes:
27 October 2020
Course Starts:
2 November 2020
10 weeks online
7 hours per week
ZAR R14,500
Payment Options
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 risk management are becoming business disciplines in their own right.

Develop a ‘risk culture’ in your company 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 with a certified skill set and the ability to:

  • 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 business risk management frameworks
  • Impress a board of directors or potential investors by creating your own risk register
The IRMSA Certificate Logo This course is endorsed by the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA). For further information on IRMSA or to provide feedback on the course, contact the Professionalisation Manager on +27 (0)11 555 1800 or Email: professionalisation@irmsa.org.za

Course curriculum

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

  • 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.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.


Your teaching team

At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 2 November 2020.

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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 Success Advisor who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    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 it's 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 to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    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 and 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 Success Advisor, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.