This SRMC® Level 7 course has been designed to build advanced knowledge, capability and confidence for security and risk professionals who aspire to excel in their field. The course will allow you to develop your critical thinking and analytical skills, support your career development and helping you to gain access to post graduate and master’s degrees at UK universities.

The SRMC® course is designed at postgraduate level to enable students to match their learning to the levels of knowledge that employers increasingly expect from their specialist, management and leadership teams. Through evaluating, analysing and determining strategic approaches to the subject matter, our students will build confidence in their understanding of the issues and risks that face organisations now and will become increasingly impactful in the future. Students will evaluate the impacts of new and emerging technologies, using them within organisations but also recognising the threats that their use by adversaries and competitors may bring. There are increasing issues related to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Environmental, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) concerns and the implications of compliance and demonstrable support to these particular aspects of organisational behaviour. These increasingly important aspects of organisational resilience form a key component of the Course.

This unit allows learners to develop an in-depth understanding of strategic risk management. Learners will critically appraise strategic risk within an organisational context. They will assess strategies for risk management and the leadership skills to lead risk initiatives successfully. Learners will gain the skills to develop a framework to deliver a risk strategy in an organisational context.

Unit outline

    1. Understanding Strategic Risk

    2. Organisational Strategy Theories

    3. Risk Management Strategies

    4. Research Methods

    1. Codependencies

    2. Interdependencies and Cascading Impacts

    3. Enterprise and Opportunity

    4. Multidisciplinary Risk Approaches

    1. Organisational Attitudes and Responses to Risk Challenges

    2. Organisational and Individual Thinking

    3. Mapping and Modelling Networks and Interconnections

    1. Change Theory

    2. Risk Cultures

    3. Engagement and Motivation

    1. Effective and Ineffective Risk Management

    2. Enterprise Management and Risk

    1. Culture and Leadership

    2. Transformational Leadership

    3. Time Pressure

About this unit

  • 8 weeks
  • 20 guided learning hours
  • 15 credits