Risk Management - BUSN5015

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Spring Term 6 15 (7.5) Nikolaos Antonios Kalyvas checkmark-circle


In a world where financial landscapes are marked by escalating risk exposure, Risk Management delves into the principles of effective oversight and value generation, with a specific emphasis on financial risk dynamics.

You'll rigorously examine advancements in risk governance, regulatory frameworks and industry risk management practices, focusing on in-depth evaluations of financial risk. As you develop your understanding of financial risk types through real world examples, you'll emerge with specialised insights into managing financial risks in professional, financial and business contexts.

We empower students to explain complex risk management concepts, think critically in uncertain situations, and approach risk-related problems systematically. Prepared with this expertise, you'll be well-equipped to navigate the financial risk management challenges in the global business arena.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 32
Private study hours: 118
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:
Group Report – 2500 words (30%)
2 hour exam (70%)

Reassessment methods:
100% Examination

Indicative reading

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Develop an understanding of the main financial risks and products.
- Demonstrate critical knowledge and systematic understanding of risk management techniques for various types of financial risks.
- Demonstrate critical knowledge and systematic understanding of the overall context of, the need for, and good practices in risk management in professional financial practice and in business organisations.
- Demonstrate critical knowledge and systematic understanding of risk assessment methodology, specifically risk measurement techniques based on financial and statistical models related to a variety of markets.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Explain and summarize complex concepts in a non-technical manner.
- Think conceptually and critically analyse situations involving uncertainty.
- Approach problems positively using numerical and quantitative approaches.
- Locate, extract, and critically analyse data from different sources.


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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