On this course, we will help you develop understanding and knowledge in the areas of risk analysis, risk and society, corporate risk, quantitative risk management, and the strategic use of insurance in risk management.
You will undertake research methods and a dissertation tailored towards risk management. This course provides you with all you need to establish your career path to a Chief Risk Officer position in the areas of healthcare, aviation, law, engineering, oil and gas, health and safety, and insurance.
It is recognised by the Chartered Insurance Institute, the world’s leading professional body for insurance and financial services. In addition, graduates automatically become affiliate members of the Institute of Risk Management.
"Contrary to popular belief, risk management is not just for large multinationals but also for SMEs and entrepreneurs. For my dissertation, I am conducting an exploratory study on the risks involved in using crowd funding for technology start-ups, which I would not have been able to do without the background knowledge I gained through this course."
Sebastian Pigge, MSc Risk Management
- This course is recognised by the Chartered Insurance Institute, the world's leading professional body for insurance and financial services
- Graduates automatically become affiliate members of the Institute of Risk Management
- Part of an elite group of EQUIS and AMBA accredited business schools
- 6th in the UK for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework, with teaching informed by the latest developments
Across the autumn and spring semesters, you will take 120 credits of taught modules. Each module typically consists of 10 two to three hour sessions.
You will complete a 60-credit 12-15,000-word dissertation over the summer, and will be allocated an appropriate dissertation supervisor who will oversee your progress.
You will be assessed through a combination of individual essays or group projects and written exams.
- Corporate Risk
- Further Quantitative Research Methods
- Introduction to Research Methods
- Risk Analysis
- Theory of Risk and Insurance
- Behavioural Economics and Decision Making
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Strategy
- Financial Econometrics
- Industrial Economics
- Managerial Economics
- Managing People and Organisations
- Project Management
- Quantitative Risk Management
- Risk and Society
- Risk Management in Financial Institutions
- Service Operations Management
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.
This course is recognised by the Chartered Insurance Institute, the world's leading professional body for insurance and financial services.
Graduates automatically become affiliate members of the Institute of Risk Management.
Career destinations for our postgraduates include accountants, finance and investment analysts, higher education teaching professionals, investment bankers, IT business analysts, management consultants, marketing professionals, public relations professionals and university researchers.
Postgraduate careers team
Taught students benefit from the support of our postgraduate careers team who will help you to explore your career options and develop your career management skills. Our weekly MSc Advanced Career Leaders Programme is complemented by individual careers consultations, networking events and access to a wide range of employer presentations, volunteering activities and work experience opportunities.
Through a combination of your academic studies and the careers support on offer, you will be in an excellent position to enhance your career prospects and move onto the next stage of your career.
Employability and average starting salary
82.1% of postgraduates from Nottingham University Business School who were available for employment secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £28,500 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £50,000.*
* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Career and professional development
Whether you are looking to enhance your career prospects or develop your knowledge, a postgraduate degree from the University of Nottingham can help take you where you want to be.
Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service offers specialist support and guidance while you study and for life after you graduate. They will help you explore and plan your next career move, through regular events, employer-led skills sessions, placement opportunities and one-to-one discussions.
2:1 (or international equivalent) in business, economics or management
English language requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
Academic English preparation and support
Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK, the University's Centre for English Language Education provides high-quality preparation and support. Our presessional courses take your English language and academic skills to the level you need to progress to postgraduate study without taking IELTS again.
Specialist five and 10-week business and management courses are available and you could be eligible for a joint offer, which means you will only need to apply for your visa once. Students who enter via the CELE route are exempt from paying the school's £1,000 reservation fee. For more details, please contact us.
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Last updated September 28, 2017