Program structure and content

The Risk Management Program offers new perspectives that will challenge standard thinking. In addition, it provides key tools and techniques that enable the participants to undertake greater leadership challenges as well as to interact and debate with high-profile professionals from Europe’s leading banks and regulators. The program is based on a long-term collaboration between WHU and SSE. By participating in the program, you will get access to both schools' activities and networks.

The program uses the case-study method, and involves the active participation of attendees in scenario planning, and simulation exercises. The curriculum will result into key frameworks that will help identify and manage key risks in interconnected and changing systems. From a practical point of view, participants will learn to successfully implement risk management plans, prioritize inputs and strategic outcomes that minimize the impact of knowns and unknowns.

The program is lead by expert academics with extensive experience in the financial sector. The diversity of ideas from both faculty and participants intends to combine the best of cutting edge knowledge with real-time developments from the field. Additionally, the program includes lunches and dinners, with guest speakers who will hold Q&As, host debates, and provide the latest viewpoints from practice.

Key topics

  • In a corporate setting, what is risk, and what is the most fruitful way of thinking about it? How should it be measured?
  • How are risks prioritized? Which risks should be eliminated, moderated, hedged, and mitigated?
  • When is risk a top management responsibility and when can it be delegated? How is the risk management function best organized?
  • How is risk measurement and management integrated into operations? How is risk used to improve and inform operations?
  • How should the interplay with regulation impact risk management? How can the same risk system be used effectively for two separate purposes?

Your contact at WHU

Floor Hofhuis

Business Development Manager Executive Education


Your contact at SSE

Johan Nordlund

Specialized Client Director & Program Director (Stockholm School of Economics)

+46 8 586 175 29