Business Risk Management - Carlow

The imperative of the 21stcentury business environment, Risk Management is a holistic management construct for identifying potential threats, risks, and vulnerabilities in an organisation and its business enterprise. It concerns ongoing, never-ending strategies to evaluate and mitigate potential disruptions, and encompasses resiliency planning, prevention, crisis management, business continuity management, and technology recovery. As such, the ability to contribute to enterprise risk planning and execution is an important skill for many business leaders. Thus, this programme is designed for business owners or people that want to upskill towards Senior Executive Levels within larger Organisations.

Subjects taught

What subject areas will I study?
Strategy, Process and Leadership
Organisational Risk Management
Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management
Performance Management and Risk
Leadership and Risk Management
Financial Risk Management
Risk Analytics
Research Project for Risk Management

Entry requirements

The entry criteria for the following Awards at level 9 is that applicants progress from L8 major qualification with a minimum 2:2 or an equivalent professional qualification such as ACCA or CIMA.

All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants who do not have a Level 8 qualification at a 2.2 award level and who have relevant work experience and or other certificates and qualifications may also be considered through the Institute’s RPL procedures. Relevant professional experience may be considered and individuals will be assessed on a case-by-case basis through RPL procedures.

Institute of Technology Carlow reserves the right to require applicants to attend for interview to determine their suitability for the programme.


2 years part-time.

Post Course Info

Study & Career Opportunities
This is a unique qualification in Irish Higher Education. Most postgraduate Business Management qualifications focus on the successful running of an organisation as an ongoing concern, but few level qualifications in Business focus on the risk-based analysis of leadership within business and the pitfalls to be aware of in the successful navigation of business through inevitable turbulent times.

The primary objective of the MSc in Business Risk Management is to develop professionals who can take on enterprise risk challenges in today’s turbulent business world, enhancing business value by providing analytical and technological solutions that mitigate risk across entire business enterprises.

The Masters offers participants an opportunity to reflect on their professional practice and gain a theoretical and critical perspective of issues associated with Risk Management.

Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities upon successful completion of this programme.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Evening

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