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MSc Corporate Risk and Security Management

University of Southampton

Masters Degree , Business

Course Description

Corporate Risk and Security is now an essential activity in almost all organisations, with poor risk and security arrangements blamed for failure in a variety of corporate contexts. This is reflected in the employment market for graduates, through an extreme shortage of qualified personnel. In particular, the security industry is estimated to be the fastest growing service sector in the UK. Increased government and international regulation of organisational risk has also been matched by the need for a greater number of consultants and experts with specialist knowledge. The programme has similarities to our MSc in Risk Management, however it is structured to provide students with greater flexibility through fewer core units and an enhanced choice of options. The programme provides greater emphasis on the 'people' or 'human' issues, associated with corporate risk and security. Hence, the emphasis in this programme is placed on qualitative management of corporate risk and security, rather than a quantitative approach to risk. Programme Structure Full-time study on our MSc programmes follows a schedule of half-day teaching blocks. A single unit, for example, will be taught over six half-days, usually the same half-day each week e.g. six consecutive Monday mornings and half units are taught over three half-days. Unit teaching blocks will be scheduled on different half-days so that students will study several units during the same period . Teaching takes place during the autumn, spring and summer terms with a few units scheduled for evenings and the Easter vacation. These will usually be the optional units but this is not guaranteed. Formal examinations take place in January and MayJune each year at the end of each semester. If you pass the unit assessments to a satisfactory standard you are permitted to continue work until September leading to the submission of an MSc dissertation. Core Modules Principles of Risk Management Corporate Risk Management Processes Project Risk Management Insurance Management of Corporate Security Risk Taking and Decision Making Optional Modules Quantitative Methods Corporate Finance Simulation Credit Scoring and Data Mining Consultancy Skills Problem Structuring Health Care Modelling Business Ethics Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing

Corporate Risk and Security is now an essential activity in almost all organisations, with poor risk and security arrangements blamed for failure in a variety of corporate contexts. This is reflected in the employment market for graduates, through an extreme shortage of qualified personnel. In particular, the security industry is estimated to be the fastest growing service sector in the UK....

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