Online course

Application and Practice of Business Continuity and Crisis Management

Learn how organisations use BCM as a holistic management process to prepare for and respond to disruptive incidents.

Application and Practice of Business Continuity and Crisis Management

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 8 hours

Discover how organisations manage business continuity

This course explores how organisations use BCM as a holistic management process to identify, in advance, the potential impact of loss of, or disruption to, their key organisation assets – namely their staff, premises, information communication technology and supply chain.

Learn how BCM provides a framework for building organisational resilience through the use of preventative measures and seeks to lessen the impact of an incident through the use of pre-planned BCM strategies that ensure the timely resumption and continuity of the organisations’ most time-critical activities.

What topics will you cover?

  • BCM standards and methodologies
  • Key BCM concepts and metrics
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • New approaches to BCM
  • BCM strategies
  • Exercising and testing
  • Relationship to other disciplines
  • Non-traditional application of BCM

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Explain the key BCM concepts and metrics and the role of Business Impact Analysis
  • Identify emerging schools of thought/practice on how to manage BCM
  • Identify and explain the common taxonomy of preventative measures/controls and responsive strategies for managing loss of or disruption to IT, premises, people and supply chain
  • Explain the importance of exercising and testing and describe common approaches to both
  • Explain the importance of BCM being developed and managed in counsel with other key disciplines to ensure a joined-up approach.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at people who want to develop a further understanding of how organisations use Business Continuity Management.

Who will you learn with?

Wayne Harrop

Wayne Harrop

Assistant professor and practitioner specialising in crisis management, risk, business continuity, security and resilience. A recipient of multiple awards having worked across 49 countries.

Who developed the course?

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.