Skip main navigation

£199.99 £139.99 for one year of Unlimited learning. Offer ends on 28 February 2023 at 23:59 (UTC). T&Cs apply

Find out more

Risk analysis: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA) method

VUCA stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity. Watch this video to find out where this notion and acronym came from.

Watch the video and then summarise what you have learned.

The notion of VUCA was introduced by the US Army War College to describe the more volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous multilateral world, which resulted from the end of the Cold War. The acronym itself was not created until the late 1990s.

This article is from the free online

Enterprise Risk Management

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Our purpose is to transform access to education.

We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.

Learn more about how FutureLearn is transforming access to education