The Digital Risk Management Certificate is the ideal qualification for anyone looking to develop an understanding of risk management in the digital era. The qualification has been designed to introduce learners to digital disruption, its causes and consequences and to equip individuals with the tools and techniques to apply their skills in an increasingly digital world.

Taking 6-9 months to complete, the certificate is a distance learning study programme that is relevant to all sectors.

Qualification overview

This new specialist Certificate, awarded by the IRM and developed with support from the WMG Cyber Security Centre at the University of Warwick and the University’s Department of Politics and International Studies, has been designed to equip individuals to apply and develop their skills in an increasingly digital world.

The qualification provides an introduction to the concepts of digital risk management and explains how new technologies and digitalisation are disrupting businesses, changing the risk environment for organisations of all types and posing new ethical challenges. It explores how appropriate risk management tools and techniques can be applied, adapted and developed in the digital context and provides a detailed introduction to cyber security principles and practices.

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For 30 years, IRM’s International Diploma in Risk Management has been the global choice of qualification with risk professionals and their employers.

This post-graduate level qualification has been developed by internationally recognised academics and industry practitioners to provide you with the knowledge and skills to manage risk and maximise opportunities in any organisation.

The Diploma aims to develop:

  • Your ability to design and implement risk management strategies.
  • Proficiency in selecting and applying the tools and techniques required to assess and treat risks.
  • A critical understanding of the relationship between risk management, governance, internal control and compliance.
  • Your ability to make informed risk management decisions for current and emerging risks, and to critically appraise real life case studies from different sectors and countries.

If you already hold one of the qualifications on this list you may automatically be exempt from some of the modules on the International Diploma. There are also other ways of having your learning and experience recognised via either our non-standard exemption routes or accreditation of prior learning.

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Course syllabus

Set at an equivalent level to a postgraduate qualification, the Diploma is made up of six modules.The first two modules lead to the award of the International Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management or the International Certificate in Financial Services Risk Management and completion of all six modules leads to the award of the International Diploma. You must successfully complete the International Certificate before progressing to the remaining four modules of the DiplomaDownload the full Diploma syllabus (PDF)
https://www.theirm.org/qualifications/international-diploma-in-enterprise-risk-management/course-syllabus/

The International Certificate in Financial Services Risk Management has been updated in response to international regulatory developments such as Basel III and Solvency II which require that financial services companies and their staff have a broader understanding of risk management.

The qualification provides you with an:

  • Introduction to the principles, concepts and practice of risk and risk management
  • Understanding of the multi-disciplinary nature of risk management within a financial services organisation
  • Understanding of current risk management thinking, standards and regulations across of the world
  • Entry route to the International Diploma in Risk Management

If you already hold one of the risk management qualifications on this list you will be exempt from the International Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management and may apply directly to become a Certificate Member of IRM.

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There are also other ways of having your learning and experience recognised via either non-standard exemption routes or accreditation of prior learning.

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Course syllabus

The Certificate is made up of two modules which are designed to be studied together. Learning in module 1 explores elements of the risk management process, while module 2 explains how organisational culture and appetite for risk may affect the implementation of such processes. Similarly, discussion of risk management standards in module 1 supports the study of governance and risk architecture in module 2.

Principles of risk and risk management

This module introduces the principles and concepts of risk management in Financial Services. This leads to an examination of how to classify risks in a Financial Services environment and the approaches that are used to identify, assess and treat them.

Key topics include:

  • Recognise the origins and key concepts of risk management
  • Understand the regulatory environment in financial services
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Understand the main sources of risk within banks and insurers

Practice of risk management

This module explores the impact of the business environment on risk management in the banking and insurance sectors. Learn how corporate governance can influence risk architecture, culture, appetite and tolerance.

Key topics include:

  • Case studies, including post-Financial Crisis
  • Explore the impact of the wider business environment
  • Study the Three Lines of Defence governance model
  • Apply risk management frameworks

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Successful completion of these modules enables you to move onto the subsequent modules of the International Diploma in Enterprise Risk Management.

The International Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management is the ideal qualification for anyone looking for a solid foundation in the theory and practice of effective risk management.

The qualification provides you with an:

  • Introduction to the principles, concepts and practice of risk and risk management
  • Understanding of the multi-disciplinary nature of risk management within any type of organisation
  • Understanding of current risk management thinking, standards and regulations across of the world
  • Entry route to the International Diploma in Risk Management

If you already hold one of the risk management qualifications on this list you will be exempt from the International Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management and may apply directly to become a Certificate Member of IRM.

Download a Certificate Membership application form.

There are also other ways of having your learning and experience recognised via either our non-standard exemption routes or accreditation of prior learning.

View the ERM certificate qualification brochure here

Exploring the impact of the global business environment on risk, it examines issues that are relevant to specific sectors and geographical areas, and the needs and demands of various stakeholder groups, including regulatory authorities.

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https://www.theirm.org/qualifications/international-certificate-in-enterprise-risk-management/

Course Syllabus :

Course syllabus

The Certificate is made up of two modules which are designed to be studied together. Learning in module 1 explores elements of the risk management process, while module 2 explains how organisational culture and appetite for risk may affect the implementation of such processes. Similarly, discussion of risk management standards in module 1 supports the study of governance and risk architecture in module 2. 

Principles of risk and risk management

This module provides an introduction to the principles and concepts of risk and risk management. It explores the history of risk management to help gain an understanding of current drivers of enterprise risk management, as well as the development and impact of international standards.

Key topics include:

  • The concepts and definitions of risk and risk management
  • Risk management standards
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Risk assessment, identification, analysis and evaluation
  • Risk responses and risk treatment 

Practice of risk management

This module explores the impact of the global business environment on risk. It examines issues relevant to specific sectors and geographical areas, and the needs and demands of various stakeholder groups, including regulatory authorities.

Key topics include:

  • An overview of the global business and risk environment
  • Risk architecture, strategy and protocols
  • Risk culture, appetite and tolerance
  • Risk and organisations, including an introduction to corporate governance, project and operational risk management, and supply chain management
  • Organisational risk management, emerging risks and future developments

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Successful completion of these modules enables you to move onto the subsequent modules of the International Diploma in Enterprise Risk Management.