Business Risk Management

Subject MULT90014 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

June, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 28-Jun-2016 to 21-Jul-2016
Assessment Period End 04-Aug-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 01-Jul-2016
Census Date 08-Jul-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 22-Jul-2016

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

This subject has an quota of 64 students.

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Semester 1:One 3-hour seminar per week; July: Two 3-hour seminars 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:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Prof Michael Davern



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.

Learning Outcomes:

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.
  • 2,500 word group project with deliverables due progressively during the semester (25%)
  • Individual exercises totalling 1500 words due progressively during the semester (15%)
  • 2-hour end of semester 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 Accounting
Master of Commerce (Actuarial Science)
Master of Engineering Project Management
Master of Management (Accounting and Finance)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Master of International Business electives

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