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Enterprise Risk Management

Help mitigate company-wide risks as you learn essential skills to develop a robust enterprise risk management framework.

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Gain a deep understanding of enterprise risk

Enterprise risk management involves identifying and preparing for any risks associated with the firm. This company-wide strategy can help increase awareness of business risks and ensure compliance with both regulatory and internal mandates.

On this two-week course, you’ll be introduced to the external and internal drivers that can result in a range of operational, financial, and strategic risks in organisations, with a particular focus on the financial.

You’ll learn how to mitigate these risks and gain the knowledge to use risk management skills in different contexts.

Learn how to develop effective risk management strategies

The course is rich in video, explaining concepts of risk. You’ll explore quantitative measurements as well as theoretical and practical approaches to risk management.

This know-how will ensure you can suggest methods of developing and implementing appropriate risk management strategies. These skills can be applied to organisations but also used within families and wider society.

Explore essential risk analysis tools

This intermediate level course examines the role of corporate governance and compliance, you’ll not only learn about the importance of compliance but also how to develop useful risk-management skills. This includes effective tools for identifying, assessing, and quantifying risk.

You’ll learn how to use expert judgement to develop business cases for intangible issues, such as potential risk and future rewards, to a level suitable for executive management decision-making.

Develop risk mitigation skills alongside industry experts

By the end of the course, you’ll have developed essential risk analysis and mitigation skills.

In an effort towards continual improvement, the course has been updated utilising learner reviews.


  • Week 1

    General concepts and the theoretical foundation of enterprise risk

    • General concepts

      We introduce the general concepts of enterprise risk, including risk in society and commerce and the types of risk.

    • Theoretical foundation of enterprise risk part 1

      We take a closer look at what risk is defined as.

    • Theoretical foundation of enterprise risk part 2

      We continue exploring the theoretical foundation of enterprise risk.

    • Quantitative measurements of risk part 1

      We begin exploring the quantitative measurements of risk and look at some of the statistical tools used.

  • Week 2

    Quantitative measurements and the application of risk

    • Quantitative measurements of risk part 2

      We continue exploring the quantitative measurements of risk and look at some of the statistical tools used.

    • Application of risk to business enterprise

      We explore how to apply the management to business enterprises.

    • Risk analysis part 1

      We explore the various ways to analyse risk.

    • Risk analysis part 2

      We continue our exploration of the various ways to analyse risk.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Investigate the basic theories and concepts in risk management and the relationship to areas of finance, operations, IT, innovation and development.
  • Demonstrate the use of valid and effective tools for identifying, assessing and quantifying risk.
  • Apply expert judgement to develop effective business cases for intangible issues such as potential risk and future rewards, to a level suitable for executive management decision making.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about risk management.

It is useful for business professionals, new and aspiring line managers, or companies that want to provide employees with risk mitigation and operation management skills. There is a particular focus on financial risk mitigation in the course.

Who developed the course?


Sentinel|9 is an education content provider. They provide university-level content independently to offer a different pace of learning for individuals and institutions. They have a dynamic content library and Learning Management System (LMS) which is suitable for online, blended and face-to-face delivery.


FutureLearn is a leading social learning platform and has been providing high quality online courses for learners around the world over the last ten years.

What's included?

This is a premium course. These courses are designed for professionals from specific industries looking to learn with a smaller group of like-minded individuals.

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible
  • Download and print your Certificate of Achievement anytime

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Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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