Advanced risk management programme

Advanced risk management programme (RMA)

A holistic approach to managing risk amidst global uncertainty

In today's fast-moving, complex operating environment, risk executives need to cultivate an understanding across all areas of risk and business. Business problems are multifaceted, interrelated and increasingly global - executives must possess enhanced skills to identify and address a wide range of risks with an integrated approach and enterprise-wide perspective.


Cass Business School and the Risk Management Association (RMA) have partnered to deliver an intensive five-day programme on risk management that blends theory, practice and cutting-edge research.

Critical skills for the current climate

The RMA/Cass Advanced Risk Management Programme offers you a unique opportunity to explore the potential risks to organisations and to develop skills that are critical to running a business in the current economic climate.

You will:

  • Gain a valuable perspective on risk management in terms of corporate governance, as well as its relationship to cultural and stakeholder concerns
  • Expand your network by linking up with a variety of individuals in risk-related fields and various business lines who think and make decisions about risk in the context of the entire enterprise
  • Broaden your knowledge of leading-edge theory and practice, to increase your ability to create and sustain a high level of performance and steer projects to completion through an increased understanding of the issues impacting your institution
  • Take part in focused learning and interact with renowned faculty and thought leaders to improve your decision-making, leading to advanced proficiency and strategic advantages.

The content

In addition to its focus on the known and quantifiable risks of credit, market and operational, the programme concentrates on the unpredictable and difficult to measure risks, including business, strategic and reputation.

Key areas of focus in the programme include:

  • Risk management as a strategic competitive strength
  • An integrated approach to risk management
  • Fostering a culture and climate that openly communicates risk
  • A framework for rapidly responding to known risks and unravelling the complexities of the unknown
  • A focus on risk informed by global perspectives.

Programme delivery

The RMA/Cass Advanced Risk Management Programme takes place over five days.

The programme delivers an intensive curriculum, through a range of learning methods, including project work, presentations, team-oriented learning and lectures.

Thanks to Cass's excellent links to the City of London firms and institutions, alongside renowned Cass faculty, the course also features guest academic speakers and senior level business practitioners, considered by their peers to be industry thought leaders.

Candidate profile

The programme is designed for senior risk practitioners or executives with influence over their organisation's risk strategy. It is particularly relevant for executives whose scope of risk management is based in Europe and business-line executives on track for broader assignments.

Candidates in the RMA/Cass Advanced Risk Management Programme must demonstrate significant leadership capabilities and subject matter expertise and be progressing along a positive, long-term development and responsibility trajectory.

How to apply

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