4 Reasons To Study Risk Management

Published On: November 24th, 20215.3 min readCategories: Career Advice

If you think about it, risk touches almost every part of our daily lives and businesses. Every time we drive a car, we accept the risk of damage and injury. If we start a business, we accept risks associated with property, reputation, and finances. Learning how to manage risk in your daily life, and having the right insurance measures in place, will certainly make it easier when things go wrong. In fact, if you study risk management, you could even find yourself being able to identify and explore potential risks in organisations or even on an international scale.

Understanding and studying risk management means no more rolling the dice on what to do when posed with potential risk threats.

From insurance agents, risk managers, underwriters, claims, marketing, IT, human resources and even customer service representatives, this skill unlocks a lot of exciting career choices. Let’s take a deep dive into the career of risk management.


What is risk management exactly?

Risk management is the process of identifying and assessing risks to a business. These risks are usually a mix of financial, legal, technology, management and even natural disaster liabilities. As someone working in the risk management team of a company, or to another organisation, you’ll help to identify all potential risks they could be facing.


Here are the four reasons you should study risk management:


Why is risk management important?

By understanding what risk management is, you’re more likely to understand its importance in any business environment. Think of it this way, risk management is effectively the process of attempting to control future outcomes by being proactive rather than reactive. By outlining all the potential risks or liabilities involved in any organisation, you’re empowering that business to have the necessary tools should anything go wrong. Risk management allows business owners to make informed decisions to ensure the smooth operations of the company, and of course, their profit.

Reduce company liability

Effective risk management will be able to reduce the company’s liability with procedures that ensure both the company and staff are at all times adhering to lawful practices and practising health and safety protocols.

Be prepared for future risks

Risk management should have the ability to foresee future possible risks involved and have contingency plans available to be able to act on them before the liability occurs. Whether the risks involve a new factory layout or a new company venture, risk management weighs up all the options and prepares for it with company procedures and policies to curb the possible liabilities involved.

Create a safe working environment for all staff

When starting out on a new project, risk management starts to play an important role in evaluating the potential risks involved and foreseeing risks that are not always apparent. What this does is help aid in the reduction of any liabilities the project might face, and should an incident occur there is already a plan in place to reduce or resolve the liability. Ultimately Risk management becomes a vital role in the company’s decision-making process.

To see risks that are not apparent

One of the tasks for risk management is to eliminate any risks involved to staff and create a safe working environment whether it be in the warehouse, office and externally. This will in turn help drive employee success and work culture in the workplace increasing worker production.


Studying risk management online

Our Risk Management course, with a specific focus on operational risk management, will provide a general introduction to risk management in organisations and will equip you to identify and manage risk in internal and external environments.

Here’s a quick look at the risk management course curriculum:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Business Principles and Statistics

  • Module 2: Risk Management Processes

  • Module 3: Employee Legislation and Compliance

  • Module 4: Business Legislation and Compliance

  • Module 5: People-related Risk Management


Our course curricula are developed by leading academics and experts in the field. All courses are internally quality assured and approved by iQ Academy’s Academic Board. iQ Academy is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private Higher Education Institution. Our Short Courses are institutional learning programmes and are non-credit bearing.

Certificates are issued in the student’s legal name. Students must meet the qualifying criteria to receive this certificate (obtain minimum pass mark, fully paid-up student account and submission of required documentation).

If you are ready to get started, view the risk management course here to see when the next intake starts. Alternatively, feel free to contact us whenever you’re ready. Our knowledgeable, friendly team is standing by to ensure that all of your course-related queries are answered.

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