Postgraduate Diploma in Risk Management

Define the aims and principles of risk management. Engage with different legislation and reporting structures, roles, and responsibilities.

1 year
NQF Level 8
120 credits

Key Features

  • Accredited and Registered
  • Cutting-edge curriculum
  • Flexible structure
  • Online support
  • Affordable and Accessible
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Multicultural Faculty and support


The Postgraduate Diploma in Risk Management is designed to provide students with a solid understanding of the fundamental risk management theories, techniques, and practices. It also provides a balance of theoretical and practical aspects of risk management.

The programme is developed to equip students with the requisite skills necessary to pursue postgraduate study in the field of risk management by developing their ability to grasp and solve complex problems while maintaining a holistic approach to risk management in organisations.

Career Opportunities

  • Risk Control Officer/ Manager
  • Risk Management Consultant
  • Compliance Manager
  • Enterprise Risk Management Consultant

Programme Structure

Duration: 1 year

All students must complete four core modules in the first semester and four core modules in the second semester.

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Risk Management
  • Risk Management Framework and Measuring
  • Risk Modelling
  • Corporate Governance, Ethics and Risk

Semester 2

  • Strategic Management
  • Auditing for Risk
  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Project Communication and Risk Management

Admission Requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is a relevant Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma at NQF level 7.
  • It is possible to gain entry to the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). To be considered via RPL, applicants should be above the age of 30 years.
  • For further information on this alternative route, please contact a student advisor. All applicants with an international qualification will be considered in accordance with MANCOSA’s institutional rules.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Certified Risk managers are those people who are professionals in the area of risk management, and are known as Certified Risk Managers (CRM). They often work in the insurance, accounting, legal, and finance industries.

A Risk Manager needs to be able to objectively analyse available data and relevant information to form a clear picture of the specific risk. In order to do so effectively, they need to have the proper knowledge and training, which is why a Postgraduate Diploma in Risk Management is a necessary step in this chosen career path.

We recommend that you look at getting a risk management qualification from an accredited higher education institution that offers an internationally benchmarked risk management certification, like the programme offered by MANCOSA.

There are four main categories of Risk Management. These include operational risk, credit risk, market risk, and reputation management.

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