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2020/2021  DIP-DIBUO1004U  Risk Management

English Title
Risk Management

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Graduate Diploma
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (part 2)
Course coordinator
  • Björn Preuss - Department of International Economics, Goverment and Business (EGB)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 14-12-2020

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Learning objectives
  • Explain the motivation for risk management
  • Characterize and describe the global risk environment of the firm.
  • Identify, measure and monitor a firm’s global financial and economic exposures.
  • Knowing about the pros- and cons- of different risk management frameworks
  • Assess alternative ways to mitigate and deal with corporate risks under uncertain and unpredictable market conditions
  • Consider proper governance of the strategic risk management process in a multinational corporation, operating in turbulent global markets
Risk Management:
Exam ECTS 5
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Individual oral exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group 3
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Spring
Make-up exam/re-exam Oral Exam
Duration: 20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time: No preparation
Examiner(s): If it is an internal examination, there will be a second internal examiner at the re-exam. If it is an external examination, there will be an external examiner.
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

This course introduces risk management form a corporate perspective. It will help to identify and manage risk with a view towards improving a firm’s risk position. It will show which result the absence of such methods can have on a corporate outcome. In practice, risk management refers to structured processes of avoiding, reducing or managing events that can damage individual organizations. To highlight its practical applicability, we will use cases to highlight and exercise the key concepts and frameworks introduced in the course. The course will start with the nature of risk management and its strategic importance. We will go through economic factors impacting the risk of an organization and show ways to manage it. The focus on different risk management practices will lead us to some critique on established enterprise risk management frameworks.

Description of the teaching methods
Lectures and case studies combined with in class discussion
Feedback during the teaching period
Course Feedback will be achieved through group presentations which are followed by oral or written feedback by the lecturer as well as peer feedback.
Student workload
Lectures 25 hours
Written exam 20 hours
Further Information

This course begins in mid April/2021


Written exam hand-in 31.May 2021

Last updated on 14-12-2020