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  • Objectives
    The MA in Risk Management builds on the Business School’s long-standing reputation as the leading centre for the study of insurance in the UK The MA in Risk Management focuses on the problems that risk poses for corporations. The programme provides you with appropriate training in research methods and introduces current research on various risk topics. The supervised dissertation allows you to develop your own independent research using concepts and techniques from the theoretical and methodological modules
  • Entry requirements
    This course is particularly appropriate for anyone interested in a career in risk, insurance or general management.
  • Academic Title
    MA Risk Management
  • Course description
    Risk Management (MA)
    Course overview
    Course Content
    You will study the following core modules in order to develop your knowledge and skills relating to Risk Management:

    Corporate Financial Strategy
    Corporate Risk
    Managerial Economics
    Research Methods (with Part IIA)
    Theory of Risk and Insurance
    In addition, you will be able to choose from a broad range of elective modules:
    Three from:

    Capital Market Analysis
    Corporate Governance
    Corporate Strategy
    Derivative Investment
    Financial Econometrics
    Fixed Interest Investment
    Industrial Economics
    International Financ
    Legal and Social Issues in Insurance
    Management Information Systems
    Quantitative Risk
    Venture Capital and Corporate Restructuring
    Please note that all module details are subject to change.

    Over the summer period towards the end of the course, you will undertake a 60-credit supervised 20,000-word dissertation on a subject of your choice relating to Insurance Studies.

    The supervised dissertation allows you to develop your own independent research using concepts and techniques from the theoretical and methodological modules.

    Course Structure
    The MA in Risk Management is taught on a full-time basis over one year.

    During this time, you must accumulate 180 credits to qualify for the award of MA. 120 credits come from modules taught and examined during two 15-week semesters

    Each taught module typically consists of ten 2 or 3 hour sessions. Assessment is a combination of individual essay or group project and written examination

    The remaining 60 credits of this course are allocated to an independent dissertation, which is completed over the summer period for submission in September.

    Key facts

    The MA in Risk Management is one of the flagship programmes of the School's Centre for Risk and Insurance Studies (CRIS). 
    The Business School is a leading UK centre for management education, and is ranked seventh in the UK in the 2007 Times Good University Guide.
    We regularly review and update our MA programmes to ensure that their content is relevant to the changing global business environment.

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