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Strategic Management of Risk

Organizations today face an unprecedented array of risks, ranging from cyber-attacks to natural disasters to financial crises. Understanding the threat posed by these kinds of risks and working out strategies to manage them is thus of vital importance to organizations in today’s business environment. On this course you will learn about the different strategies that organizations in different sectors have adopted to try and deal with such risks. You will also learn about the various challenges that organizations face when trying to design and implement effective strategies to manage risk.     

Find full course description in the course catalogue.    



The grade for the course consists of two parts:

  • Coursework counting app. 40 %
  • 3-hour written exam counting app. 60 %

The written exam is online and presence in Aarhus is not nescessary.

Admission Requirements

Course specific:


To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination. 


Exchange Students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about the admission here.


Matthew Hollow 


Academic profile


Matthew Hollow is Lecturer in Strategy and Programme Director, University of York, United Kingdom. Current areas of research interest include Management practices in the British banking sector, Fraud & white-collar crime in post-war Britain, and the evolution of business ethics & corporate responsibility.