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Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education

Managing Risk for Competitive Advantage

Leading Strategically Through Risk And Uncertainty
Oct 21—23, 2020
3 days
Cambridge, United Kingdom
GBP 3594 ≈USD 4534
GBP 1198 per day

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Economic volatility, regulatory change and digital disruption are the new normal. Leaders require new ways to manage and respond dynamically to complex risks and uncertainties. Which strategic risks are critical to avoid - or essential to take? Now is the time to take a broader view beyond the traditional areas of operational, financial and compliance risk.

This programme offers a deeper understanding of the complexities of risk and its sources. Drawing upon a wider set of disciplines, we will equip you with new ways of thinking and tools to exploit risk strategically for competitive advantage. We will help you think about risk in the Cambridge way. You will be able to identify current risks and anticipate emerging risks, and to seize the opportunities hidden within them.

Why Cambridge?

  • Cutting-edge academic research from a business school with 16 research centres, including the Centre for Risk Studies. This is their flagship programme.
  • Small class sizes to intensify value and learning.
  • Focused and concentrated programme to maximise your use of time.


  • Behavioural decisions and reactions - recognising innate behaviours
  • Managing behaviours in yourself and others: checklists and heuristics
  • Complex decision-making environments: components and tools
  • Disruption and scenarios: profiting from uncertainty
  • Risk management: applying frameworks to your organisation
  • Organisational structure, culture and governance
  • Catastrophe test scenarios
  • Applying frameworks to your organisations


  • Develop an awareness of how risks occur in immediate and longer-term contexts
  • Learn how to manage risks to create competitive advantage
  • Take away a toolkit and a set of checklists that you can use and adapt in your own organisation

Who should attend

You will be an:

  • A senior leader responsible for executing strategy, in a position to effect change, either within your strategic business unit, or on a wider level
  • A senior executive tasked with scenario planning; for example, Chief Risk Officers or executives in risk management roles
  • An executive looking to address the future challenges of the organisation
  • An executive looking to bring their team together, to scenario plan, understand and anticipate unforeseen risk
  • An executive who wishes to identify ways that the organisation can maintain competitive advantage and risk avoidance


Professor of Operations Research Academic Director of the Centre for Risk Studies (CRS) Director of Studies in Management Studies and Fellow of Churchill College BSc (University of Melbourne), MS, PhD (University of Wisconsin) Research interests Risk in business decision making; risk aversio...
Reader in Operations Management Director of Executive Education MBA, PhD (Case Western University) Research interests Project management; knowledge management; business value of technology. Subject group: Operations & Technology Management Professional experience Dr Sengupta has serve...


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Oct 21—23, 2020
3 days
Cambridge, United Kingdom
GBP 3594 ≈USD 4534
GBP 1198 per day

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