Business Risk Management

Subject MULT90014 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours per semester

Students must have completed 50 points of graduate study or equivalent.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

Risk management is a key business activity that impacts the full range of organisational activities and functional areas across the enterprise. This subject surveys a spectrum of business risks from operational to strategic risks. It provides a foundation in enterprise risk management principles, tools and techniques such as risk scenario planning.


On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Analyse the need for risk management and explain how risk management influences business decisions;
  • Prepare risk management documentation;
  • Describe and evaluate risks of different types;
  • Interpret and analyse business situations utilising a risk management framework to assess impact on the enterprise and recommend an appropriate response.
  • One group project not exceeding 2,500 words (25%)
  • Individual exercises (15%)
  • examination (60%)
Prescribed Texts:

Online readings available via the LMS

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Oral and written communication;
  • Collaborative learning and team work;
  • Interpretation and analysis of real-world cases;
  • Problem solving.

This subject is open to all postgraduate students in the Graduate School of Business and Economics. Students are generally expected to have work experience and a solid foundation in business and management.

Related Course(s): Master of Business and Information Technology
Master of Business and Information Technology
Master of Engineering Project Management
Master of Engineering Project Management

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