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Joining the risk management business

Business and personal lives now involve taking decisions about major risks. Companies every year take huge financial risks and are ever more accountable to shareholders and the public for the decisions they make.

From October this year a new MSc programme in management and regulation of risk is being offered at the London School of Economics and Political Science

The one year full-time course is aimed at people wanting careers at a high level in management and consulting, finance, banking and insurance, operations, engineering and law. It is the first programme of its kind to combine a wide range of ideas about risks across traditional academic disciplines.

The programme aims to be innovative and practical including a series of seminars and optional student internships with programme supporters Deutsche Bank. Students will study areas such as securities and investment analysis, problem structuring, decision analysis, environmental impact and regulation.

The course is based in LSE's Department of Accounting and Finance but draws upon the School's many areas of expertise and particularly from LSE's new Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR).

Acting Director for the programme, Professor Ronald Anderson, said: 'Organisations in finance, industry and the public sector now recognise that risk management is central to success. The difficulty in achieving this is that typically the organisation is exposed to many dimensions of risk simultaneously. Our new master's programme will train people in the modern tools that have been developed to treat specific types of risk (market risk, operational risk etc.) but more importantly will develop a system-wide view needed to deal with complex, multi-faceted risks.'

For information on how to apply for the MSc programme contact Debbie Ranger, programme administrator, on 020 7955 7318 or email d.ranger@lse.ac.uk|

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Further information

Debbie Ranger, programme administrator, on 020 7955 7318
Judith Higgin, LSE Press Office, on 020 795 7582 or email pressoffice@lse.ac.uk|

2 April 2001

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