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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Strategic Risk Management
Reference BSM741 Version 5
Created February 2019 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved February 2019 SCQF Points 15
Amended July 2019 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To evaluate the key principles of risk management in the professional working environment.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Critically evaluate the integration of risk management systems in a strategic context.
2 Critically analyse the challenges of risk management.
3 Critically analyse the role of Corporate Social Responsibility and ethics in risk management systems.
4 Critically appraise the development, implementation and role of Business Continuity Planning with regard to corporate strategy.

Indicative Module Content
The critical examination of strategic philosophy in relation to the setting and continuous improvement of performance standards; the establishment and maintenance of an effective system of risk management; all aspects of risk management are considered including, but not limited to, health and safety, environmental and security; planning and alignment of risk objectives with other organisational goals.

Module Delivery
This module is delivered in both full time on campus and online distance modes. The module utilises a combination of lectures, work-shops, online exercises, tutorials and other student-centred learning activities as appropriate. Online students will have access to a range of materials and tools to facilitate their learning, including topic guides, online chats, Blackboard Classroom, exercises, group-work areas and discussion fora.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 36 42
Non-Contact Hours 114 108
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4
Description: Individual case study assessment.

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by one component: C1 - Coursework - 100% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60 - 69%
C 50 - 59%
D 40 - 49%
E 35 - 39%
F 0% - 34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

ADDITIONAL NOTES
Wording of assessment changed to reflect new assessment regime.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 BOYLE, T., (2018)Health and safety: risk management.4th ed. Oxon:Routledge.
2 HOPKIN, P., (2018) Fundamentals of Risk Management. 5th ed, London:Kogan Page


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