ORGANISATIONAL RISK AND RESILIENCE

SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2N325686
Module Leader Taylor Bourne
School Glasgow School for Business and Society
Subject Risk
Trimester
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

The module aims to examine the role of the risk management and its practical implementation within a range of commercial and public sector organisations. It builds on the already developed general knowledge in the area of risk during the first year, and goes beyond it by combining more rigorous academic framework with practically oriented topical risk management issues and case studies. The syllabus focusses on contemporary risk management concepts and ideas, which are equally important for public and private sector organisations.

Syllabus

-360 Introducton to Risk and Resilience from an Organisational Perspective Organisational Resilience and Business Risk Management Risk and opportunity: Understanding Emerging Risks and Risk Intelligence Risk management standards, architecture, strategy and protocols for building a organisational resilience Risk assessment, Risk Appetite and Risk Assurance Building a Risk and Resilience Management Culture Resilience from a Functional and Operational Persepective Case Study: Organisational Risk and Resilience a Coordinated Report The syllabus is placed in the context of current risk issues throughout delivery, for example those highlighted in the WEF's annual global risk report including cyber and technology risk, climate change, terrorism, political risk, and many others.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:1. Explain how risk management assists organisations in achieving their objectives,2. Critically evaluate the role of risk and resilience in variety of organisations,3. Discuss the role, purpose and nature of risk management standards and their application to building organisational resilience,4. Explain the relationship between risk management and other organisational functions5. Research, critically analyse and discuss risk management in building resilience in case studies.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The learning outcomes for this module are based upon lectures which provide students with the essential knowledge of the key topic areas. These are supplemented by tutorials, which allow the application and deeper discussion of these topic areas. Students are required, either individually or in groups, to make a short seminar presentation. This presentation will require them to conduct some independent research of a range of literature sources. The learning outcomes for this module are based upon lectures which provide students with the essential knowledge of the key topic areas. These are supplemented by tutorials, which allow the application and deeper discussion of these topic areas. Students are required, either individually or in groups, to make a short seminar presentation. This presentation will require them to conduct some independent research of a range of literature sources. This module adopts the flipped classroom approach whereby each week a different group of students facilitate the seminar class. This module takes a blended learning approach by engaging students in online activity. The lectures will be supported by a programme of directed reading and structured exercises. In additon guest speakers will be used to enhance the knowledge base of the students and provide them with real world context. The teaching strategy encourages the students to question, debate and critcally analyse current issues relating to risk in the public sector. Organisatonal case studies are utlized throughout the module for this purpose. This will allow students to develop and present their own knowledge and understanding of key issues, meet the challenge of contributing meaningfully to the learning outcomes; and enhance their confdence and responsibility in line with Common Good atributes. These principles are also evident in the responsible leadership ethos of the module whereby students are able to discuss relevant case studies and develop solutons to risk related issues in an ethical, sustainable and professional manner. All students are provided with lecture slides, lecture notes and additonal reading all of which is available online. GCU Learn is used in this way as a repository, to provide students with essental learning material. It is also used as a platorm for student discussion around the weekly seminar topics. Using Padlet, wikis and blogs students will have the opportunity to engage with each other and discuss the weekly lecture topics online depending upon the teaching week. Students will be asked to contribute to a padlet wall on a specific areas to comment the dicussion presented and to engage in blogs, twitter and wikis around risk and resilience. Students are provided with formative and summative feedback via a variety of mechanisms. Feedback on coursework is provided within 3 working weeks of submission.

Indicative Reading

Books and articles: Module readers will be provided and a lengthy list of books, journals and online material is provided in the Module Handbook. For example: Pesch-Cronin, K, & Marion, N (2017) Critical Infrastructure Protection, Risk Managmeent and Resilience: A Policy Perspective. Kaye, D (2008) Managing Risk and Resilience in Supply Chain Management Woods, M. (2011) Risk Management in Organisations: An integrated case study approach, Routledge. Blacker, L. and McConnell, P (2015) People Risk Management, Kogan Page Chapman, R.J. (2011) Simple Tools and Techniques for Enterprise Risk Management, John Wiley and Sons Damodaran, A. (2008) Strategic Risk Taking: A Framework for Risk Management, Wharton School Publishing Fraser, J. & Simkin, B. (2010) Enterprise Risk Management, Todays Leading Research and Practce for Tomorrow's Executves, John Wiley and Sons Merna, T. and Al-thank,F. (2008) Corporate Risk Management, John Wiley and Sons Renn, O. (2008) Risk Governance: Coping with Uncertainty in a Complex World, Earthscan Reuvid, J (2012) Managing Business Risk: A practical guide to protecting your business, Kogan Page Waters, D. (2011) Supply Chain Risk Management, London: Kogan Page Journals (Available Electronically): Journal of Risk and Uncertainty Journal of Risk Research Risk Analysis: An International Journal Risk, Decision and Policy Strategic Risk Journal of Organizatonal Culture, Communicaton and Conflict

Transferrable Skills

By the end of this module students will have gained competence in the following key areas: Working individually and in groups, students are encouraged to develop personal transferable skills through classroom discussion, oral presentations using visual aids and report writing. In addition, students develop problem solving and analytic skills by applying knowledge gained from the theory and practical examples. Thus the module will enhance students' analytical skills and their ability to analyse concepts from different organisational contexts. At seminars, students will work in small groups and deliver seminar presentations.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Seminars (FT) 12.00
Lectures (FT) 24.00
Assessment (FT) 50.00
Independent Learning (FT) 114.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 02 n/a 50.00 35% Case Study Report (2000)
Course Work 01 n/a 50.00 35% Critical Essay on Risk and Resilience (2000)