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The purpose of the postgraduate program “Applied Risk Management” is to develop the culture and skills you need, so that you become a leader in the field of businesses and organizations. This is achieved by offering the right knowledge and developing strategic and critical thinking skills, in order to create a new generation of managers capable of analyzing corporate challenges and opportunities while shaping and implementing innovative and effective business policies and strategies in an ever-changing environment. The postgraduate program follows high international academic standards, without losing its practical professional orientation and is completed within a flexible period of 24-48 months. Teamwork and the work done in this program is the key to developing the skills needed to create a leader in the world of business and organizations.

The postgraduate program is designed for executives, who aspire to acquire all the necessary knowledge and skills, needed for future professional development and success. The participants in the program are executives who seek to accelerate the development of their current job, executives looking to change jobs or a business in which they are employed and people who wish to acquire the appropriate tools to implement their business plans.

In this program, you have the opportunity to study with the guidance of teachers, who have excelled in teaching, research and consulting services, worldwide. You will gain insights into a wide range of scientific subjects and analyse domestic and international issues related to the economy and the business world, using quantitative tools to help you with more effective financial management and applied capital and risk management.

Why choose this program

The outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis, following the global financial crisis of 2008 and the debt crisis in the Eurozone, signalled that risk is part of everyday life and a component of the structure and operation of businesses.

Twenty years ago, company risk managers had almost zero public visibility, while most university graduates did not aspire to pursue a career in this subject. This attitude was also reflected in the academic community, where the number of curricula purely focused on risk management was and continues to be small globally.

Remarkably, in the US there are only 80 courses in risk management compared to the 5,000 programs in accounting. However, in a globalised and dynamic environment, where the more frequent occurrence of white and black swans affects our lives and habits in personal, social, professional and academic level, the complex role of the risk management officer requires expanded skills and knowledge on the financial, macroeconomic and regulatory environment, risk management techniques/tools/systems, the business model followed, communication, human resources assessment, and internal control procedures for risky decisions and thus strengthens and becomes a key to the sustainability of each business.