Skip main navigation

New offer! Get 30% off one whole year of Unlimited learning. Subscribe for just £249.99 £174.99. New subscribers only. 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

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now