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.

The aim of this unit is to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to develop a strategic organisational risk management capability in the context of globalisation and internationalised business. It will allow students to develop higher understanding of complexities and interdependencies in risks against a background of organisational objectives and the need to balance risk and reward planning, capacities and capabilities.

Unit outline

    1. Risk in the Global Context

    2. Globalisation and Globalised Activity

    3. Advantages and Disadvantages

    1. International, Transnational, Multi Domestic and Global Business Strategies

    2. Fluidity of Thinking and Action

    1. Organisations and the Risk Context

    2. VUCA

    3. Nations and Rogue Nations

    4. Global Competitors

    1. VUCA Challenges and Strategies

    1. Building Resilient Systems

    2. Prediction Forecasting and Metacognition

    1. Student Devised Case Study (Online Discussion)

About this unit

  • 8 weeks
  • 20 guided learning hours
  • 15 credits