Managing Risk and Crisis

Module code: MN7632

This module aims to provide a theoretical resource for risk, crisis and disaster management. You will be presented with different conceptualisations of psychological approaches to risk together with operational risk management, from the worlds of commerce and business, including tensions between ‘minimising loss’ and ‘protecting profit’ and those between risk elimination, control and transfer.

Topics covered

  • Concepts of risk
  • Psychological approaches to risk management
  • Risk perception
  • Risk communication models
  • Cultural theory
  • Quantification of risks and hazards
  • Risk assessment
  • Insurance risk
  • Management of terrorism
  • Organisational contingency planning
  • Case study of London bombings and the lessons learned

Assessment

  • Essay, 4,000 words (100%)