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Are you an ambitious team player who thrives in a fast-paced environment? Our new MSc in Corporate Risk Management provides you with the skills and knowledge to help global corporations navigate the unpredictable world we live in.


Who is it for?

You are a curious, ambitious, team player, who is excited by the prospect of problem-solving real life issues across a variety of industries in both the strategic and business operations of global corporations. This corporate risk programme is built for those looking to change career path and transitions to a different industry, and those looking to further develop within their chosen industry.

You relish the challenge of learning in a fast-paced, hands-on programme, created and taught by leading academics and practitioners.

You’ll be based within a stone’s throw of the City of London, a global hub for corporate risk management across multiple sectors, giving your studies a uniquely practical and strategic orientation that can be implemented in any industry.

The MSc Corporate Risk Management is an academically rigorous and professionally relevant qualification that will serve your ultimate needs in developing a career with a global focus. You will have a unique opportunity to develop a systematic understanding of the internal and external factors affecting corporate risk management, whilst formulating decisions in complex, interrelated areas of risk, finance, operations, management, and strategy.

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Our newly developed MSc Corporate Risk Management has been designed to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to address the universe of risks that corporations may face.

The globalisation of business models through supply chains, political instability, reliance on technology for revenue generation, and consequences of systemic shocks in society, are omnipresent for corporations. The uncertainty that these phenomena create for corporations can have detrimental impacts across a variety of stakeholder groups, whether it be customers, regulators, suppliers, or local communities.

This programme offers you the ability to address these phenomena for both financial and non-financial corporations, better understanding the interconnected relationship between these corporations and their strategic risks. In doing so, you will learn how to manage corporate risks enterprise wide, over and above their core financial risk exposures, allowing them to remain resilient in the face of an ever-changing competitive landscape.

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There are two ways of taking our MSc Corporate Risk Management programme.

  • A one-year full-time course
  • A two-year part-time course*
In each case you will:
  • Acquire comprehensive knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of corporate risk management
  • Develop a wide range of technical and conceptual skills
  • Network with your peers and senior finance industry professionals in the City of London
  • Enjoy an enriching environment as part of an international student body
  • Acquire a flexible qualification to prepare you for wide range of roles in insurance, risk management or finance

Induction Weeks

All of our MSc courses start with two compulsory induction weeks which include relevant refresher courses, an introduction to the careers services and the annual careers fair.

Full-time programme

The full-time Corporate Risk Management programme comprises two Induction Weeks, eight Core (compulsory) courses, three Elective courses and a Business Research Project, as follows:

Assessment methods


We review all our courses regularly to keep them up-to-date on issues of both theory and practice.

To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete:

  • eight core courses (15 credits each)

and either

  • six electives (10 credits each)
  • four electives (10 credits each) and an Applied Research Project (20 credits)
  • two electives (10 credits) and a Business Research Project (40 credits).

Assessment of modules on the MSc Corporate Risk Management, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.

Term dates

Term dates 2023/24

  • Induction: 11th September 2023 - 22nd September 2023
  • Term one: 25th September 2023 - 8th December 2023
  • Term one exams: 8th January 2024 - 19th January 2024
  • Term two: 22nd January 2024 - 5th April 2024
  • Term two exams: 22nd April 2024 - 3rd May 2024
  • Term three - international electives: 6th May 2024 - 17th May 2024
  • Term three: 20th May 2024 - 5th July 2024
  • Term three exams: 8th July 2024 - 19th July 2024
  • Resits: 12th August 2024 - 23rd August 2024
  • Additional resit week - tests only: 26th August 2024 - 30th August 2024.


Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

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Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.

Teaching staff

Course Director

Course director profile

Dr Cormac Bryce

Senior Lecturer in Insurance

Dr Cormac Bryce's leads the MSc Corporate Risk Management course. His multi-method research spans from human behaviour in financial organisations to the effect of regulation, incentive structures and employee bench-marking on organisational behaviour within the aviation industry.

Dr Bryce has authored multiple industry reports on risk management, from the role of leadership in boardroom strategic decision making through to embedding risk management frameworks in FTSE 100 companies.

Teaching Staff

Our MSc Corporate Risk Management programme is a first of its kind taught by a combination of leading academics from all of our esteemed faculties within in Bayes Business School -  Management, Finance,  Actuarial Science and Insurance. They are complemented by Visiting Lecturers who are highly trained professionals, that bring a wealth of experience into the classroom from multiple corporate sectors, they are also active researchers and consultants working in the City of London.

This knowledge and experience inform the highly interactive lectures that make up the MSc Corporate Risk Management.

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How to apply

Apply for MSc Corporate Risk Management: Full-time

Apply for MSc Corporate Risk Management: Part-time

Documents required for decision-making

  • Transcript/interim transcript
  • Grading system used by your university
  • Current module list if still studying
  • CV
  • Personal statement - this should be 500-600 words in length and answer the following:
    • Why have you selected this course? What are your motivating factors?
    • What are your areas of interest within the course?
    • What contributions do you feel you can make to the course?
    • How do you see the course affecting your career plans?

Documents which may follow at a later date

  • English language test result if applicable
  • Confirmation of professional qualification examinations/exemptions/passes, if applicable
  • Two references
  • For a successful application to receive an unconditional status, all award documents must be verified, and should be provided to the relevant Admissions Officer via one of the methods stated in your offer.

We cannot comment on individual eligibility before you apply and we can only process your application once it is fully complete, with all requested information received.

Individual Appointments

If you would like to arrange an individual appointment to discuss the application process and be given a tour of the facilities, please complete this form.

Please note - these are subject to availability.

Terms and conditions

Students applying to study at Bayes Business School are subject to City, University of London's terms and conditions.

Entry requirements

  • A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution.
  • Some level of previous study in business or finance is preferred.
  • Work experience is not a requirement of this course.

English language requirements

If you have been studying in the UK for the last three years it is unlikely that you will have to take an English language test.

If you have studied in the UK at degree level for less than three years (e.g. 3+1, 2+1, 2+2, etc.) you will be required to provide the results of an approved English language test and possibly resit the test to meet our academic entry requirements.

Full list of approved English language tests/qualifications and minimum requirements.


UK/EU/International £23,500 Tuition fees are subject to annual change
UK/EU/International (part-time) £11,750 per annum Tuition fees are subject to annual change

Fees in each subsequent year of study for continuing students (where applicable) will be subject to an annual increase of 2%. We will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee for continuing students in writing prior to commencing each subsequent year of study (where applicable).

Deposit: £2,000 (usually paid within 1 month of receiving offer and non-refundable unless conditions of offer are not met)

First installment: Half fees less deposit (payable during on-line registration which should be completed at least 5 days before the start of the induction period)
Second installment: Half fees (paid in January following start of course)


Information about Scholarships

Career pathways

Career destinations for MSc Corporate Risk Management

This degree is designed to help launch a risk management career in a multitude of industries including manufacturing, supply chain, aviation, financial services, retail, government agencies, and consultancy. It also allows those already within their preferred industry to accelerate their career development, whilst ensuring flexibility of learning outcomes through a multitude of elective choices in term 3.

Take advantage of our close links with global leaders in the corporate, insurance and risk industries, and our experienced Careers Team, to understand your professional aspirations and find a career that matches them.

Course information and statistics (2022/23 cohort)

average age of student body (Insurance and Risk Management cohort)
3.5 years
average work experience (Insurance and Risk Management cohort)
nationalities (Insurance and Risk Management cohort)


Successfully obtaining the MSc Corporate Risk Management allows exemption from the exams of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

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The Chartered Insurance Institute is a professional body of over 124,000 members, dedicated to building public trust in the insurance and financial planning profession.

Success in CII qualifications is universally recognised as evidence of knowledge and technical expertise. The CII's purpose, as set out in its 1912 royal charter, is to 'Secure and justify the confidence of the public' in its members and the insurance sector as a whole.

Students successfully completing the MSc Corporate Risk Management will be awarded exemptions of up to 210 credits of CII modules. 

Core MSc CRM Exemptions

Exemption from CII unit (992) Risk management in insurance (30 Advanced Diploma-level credits towards CII insurance qualifications) for passing all the following Bayes MSc CRM modules SMM356, SMM352, SMM359, SMM089. And 30 Advanced Diploma-level non-unit specific credits towards CII insurance qualifications.

*Exemption dependent on students passing certain modules, full details on the CII website

Optional MSc RM Exemptions (dependent on Student choices for Term 3)

Exemption* of 25 to 50 Diploma or Advanced Diploma-level credits towards CII insurance qualifications for units: (994) Insurance market specialisation or (991) London Market insurance specialisation, (M97) Reinsurance, (M96) Liability insurances. And 30 Advanced Diploma-level non unit-specific credits towards CII insurance qualifications for passing the Applied Research Project.

*Exemption dependent on students passing certain modules, full details on the CII website

Recognition of prior learning towards CII personal finance qualifications
  • 30 Advanced Diploma-level non unit-specific credits. This set of non unit-specific credits recognises the degree’s risk management content match to CII personal finance qualifications.

N.B. The maximum prior learning award for qualifications from one awarding body is currently 210 credits.

Full details of the CII prior learning standards are on the CII website in the CII recognition of prior learning scheme rules and recognition of prior learning awarding bodies guide.


The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) is the leading professional body for Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). They provide globally recognised qualifications and training, all of which are underpinned by their professional standards, defining the requirements risk managers need to meet. By these means, they help organisations and individuals build excellence in risk management so that they protect value and take advantage of opportunity.

Students successfully completing the MSc Corproate Risk Management will be awarded full exemption from the IRM International Diploma in Risk Management. For 30 years, the IRM's International Diploma in Risk Management has been the global choice of qualification for risk professionals and their employers - the gold standard qualification. MSc Insurance and Risk Management graduates can apply for ‘Graduate’ membership of the IRM and use post-nominal letters GradIRM.

To qualify for these exemptions Graduates must complete:

  • Business Research Project and TWO electives OR
  • Applied Research Project and FOUR electives


The quality of Bayes courses generally is recognised through our ‘Triple Crown’ accreditation by AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS

Bayes has been designated by the International Insurance Society (IIS) as a Global Centre of Insurance Excellence (GCIE). The IIS certification programme recognises outstanding risk management and insurance programmes that play a key role in promoting insurance knowledge and research.