Risk Management

Risk Management


9 Weeks


This course is suited to individuals working in business to equip themselves with skills and knowledge related to risk, to ensure business continuity.


This course provides a thorough introduction to business risk. We will look at the fundamentals of enterprise risk management (ERM) and other important issues of risk management which require a thorough understanding if you are to meet stakeholders’ expectations in an ever-increasingly uncertain business environment.

Subject Matter Expert

Tayo Fadahunsi is an alumnus of the North-West University Graduate School of Business where he obtained an MBA with a specialisation in operations and decision management. Tayo has over 13 years of facilitation experience and has conducted training and advisory services for major schools of business and government departments across Africa on corporate strategy, risk management, operations management and marketing management.

Tayo is a Chartered Marketer and a fellow of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). He is a qualified and registered assessor and moderator with Education, Training and Development Practices – Sector Education and Training Authority (ETDP-SETA) and SERVICE-SETA South Africa.

The content videos are presented by Malcolm Petersen. Malcolm started his professional career at the age of 19, swiftly moving up the corporate ladder and being appointed as interim chief operations officer of a multinational and listed company. In 2019, Malcolm started his own consulting business, placing emphasis on understanding business and the risks involved, in an attempt to assist new and smaller businesses manage and grasp the importance of risks within the entity.

Course and Technical Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTSTo successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTSOur online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. UNi4 Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.

Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficult in accessing our course content.

Learning Approach

Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules designed to be interactive and engaging:

  • The programme is available to be viewed on smart devices and includes mobile, tablets and personal computers.
  • Relevant case studies, articles and recommended reading are part of supplementary resources available.
  • Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
  • View a range of Introductory course videos by your Subject Matter Expert.
  • Scheduled live webinars are included with the Online Academic Tutor.
  • Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Academic Tutor via the discussion boards.

Learning Objectives

Throughout your self-paced and self-directed learning, you will be supported by a dedicated Subject Matter Expert who will be your Online Academic Tutor. The Online Academic Tutor will provide you with the necessary subject guidance; constructive feedback on assessments; facilitate online discussions and live webinars; and respond to your queries to help you achieve academic success.

Module Breakdown

  • MODULE 0 | Orientation Week 1
    Navigating the Virtual Learning Environment
  • MODULE 1 | The Evolution of Risk Week 2
    A look at the history of risk and key terminology
  • MODULE 2 | Establishing a Risk Management Framework Week 3
    Defining the various levels of risk maturity found within a business
  • MODULE 3 | Risk Maturity, Risk Culture, Corporate Governance and Enterprise Risk Management Week 4
    Discussing risk culture within an organisation
  • MODULE 4 | Management of Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Uncertainties Week 5
    Explaining and identifying qualitative and quantitative risks and uncertainties
  • MODULE 5 | How to Successfully Identify Risks Week 6
    A look at techniques to identify risks
  • MODULE 6 | The Risk Assessment Process Week 7
    Discussing various stages of the risk assessment process and factors to consider in each stage
  • MODULE 7 | The Importance of Risk Reporting Week 8
    A look at various methods of reporting risks
  • MODULE 8 | The Role of the Risk Manager – The Gatekeeper of Business Week 9
    Discussing the risk management function and characteristics of a successful risk manager
  • MODULE 9 | Wrap-up Week 10
    Synthesise your learning journey experience

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