Online course

International Approaches and the Evolving Context of Business and Crisis Management

Learn about how culture, governance, industry practice, compliance, geography and changing risk environments influence BCM/CM.

International Approaches and the Evolving Context of Business and Crisis Management

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 8 hours

Discover the evolving influences and challenges for BCM and CM

This course investigates how organisational politics, behaviours, culture, governance, and compliance are influential factors in BCM/CM settings. Learning will entail how industry practice, geography and changing risk environments underpin effective BCM/CM.

You’ll learn about the role of Industry 3.0 and the advent of cyber risks as disruptive challenges to the smooth running of organisations.

You will also explore key theories such as high reliability and normal accident risks, and the impacts of systemic and systematic failure modes in complex, tightly coupled and time-sensitive systems.

What topics will you cover?

  • Organisational politics
  • Embedding BCM and CM and managing organisational culture
  • Legislation/regulation
  • Globalisation, complexity and supply chain
  • Industry 3.0 and digitisation

What will you achieve?

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

  • Explain the importance of how BCM and CM are seen, positioned and managed within an organisation
  • Explain the concept of embedding BCM and CM awareness and the interplay with organisational culture
  • Explore the legislative and regulatory requirements by sector and region
  • Explain the impact that legislation and regulation can have on behaviours
  • Identify the role of globalisation, complexity and supply chain
  • Explain how Industry 3.0 and digitisation are impacting BCM and CM requirements
  • Explain the concept and relevance of systemic vs systematic risk, and normal accident theory vs high reliability theory

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at people who want to learn about how geography and changing risk environments influence Business Continuity Management and Crisis 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.