On campus open programme

Leading Risk in Organisations

Build the understanding, competencies and resilience to not only manage risk in your organisation, but to lead it

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Key details

  • Programme type
    On campus open programme
  • Location
    On campus
  • Duration
    1 week, full-time
  • Department
    Department of Management


Risky times call for a new type of leadership

The stakes have never been higher than they are in our current reality. How you respond to the unique challenges of today will shape outcomes for you and your organisation for years to come. Navigating this kind of uncertainty calls for a new kind of leadership. It means understanding the nature of risk, its psychology, its impact on individuals and organisations and how it manifests in organisational culture. This intensive, five-day programme gives you the broader psychological understanding, the behavioural frameworks, the practical toolkit and the mindset to not simply manage risk in your business, but to lead it.


A profound and transformational learning experience for you. Immediate and actionable insights for your organisation.  

Programme content

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How you learn

Leading Risk in Organisations is delivered by leading LSE faculty from the disciplines of organisational behaviour, accounting, management and sociology. You leverage all of these different perspectives to build a complex, multifaceted and multidimensional understanding and approach to leading risk in your own organisation. The programme is a highly interactive, hands-on and experiential week that integrates theory with case work and real-world application, as you are given the opportunity to explore risk management in your company – and to build a tailored action plan for future development with expert input and advice from faculty.

View the provisional programme timetable below:

Who attends?

This programme is designed for professionals who have some experience of managing risk or experience of working within a role where risk is inherent. Participants include:

  • Managers and senior managers with responsibility for risk management.
  • Participants working in organisations where risk management is a core activity.
  • Participants from public or private sector organisations, including those who do not have a specific risk management function, yet there are elements of risk in their role sand organisations.
  • Entrepreneurs who need to manage the risks associated with establishing and growing their business.
  • C-suite participants seeking to develop their understanding of risk and organisational risk management processes.


Pooja Prabhakhar

"Leading Risk in Organisations genuinely gives you conceptual and practical insights, as well as a depth of knowledge, that you can bring back to your clients and to your own organisation. It’s a learning experience that I would recommend to anyone."

Pooja Prabhakhar, Managing Director, BCP Associates

Why LSE?

At LSE we understand the complex interconnectedness of the challenges facing our world. As Europe’s foremost social science university, we know that it is only by managing this interconnectedness that you can secure sustainability and success in business. All of our world-class programmes for business leaders leverage the fullest benefits of our renowned, interdisciplinary expertise – the science, the economics, the political and institutional interplay that underscores global business – so that you emerge with the fully rounded understanding, the integrated mindset and the leading-edge strategic tools to navigate complexity and spearhead meaningful change.  


The programme is taught by: 

Emma Soane

Dr Emma Soane

Assistant Professor of Management

Brittany Jones

Brittany Jones

Tom Reader

Tom Reader

Associate Professor

Department overview

The Department of Management at LSE is a world-class centre for research and education in business and management, that draws fully on the LSE tradition of inter-disciplinary academic excellence. Ranked #2 worldwide for business and management by the QS World University Rankings 2019, the department informs and inspires the very best in management in practice by challenging and enhancing understanding of people, teams, organisations and markets, as well as the economic, psychological, social, political and technological contexts in which they operate worldwide. 

Fees and entry requirements

Tuition fee: £6,950 

This covers all tuition, course materials, daily lunches and networking events. You will receive an LSE certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Entry requirements

All LSE executive education participants are required to have:

  • Fluency in English, proficiency level or working knowledge of the language is essential.
  • A good undergraduate degree or significant work experience in a relevant role(s).
  • Minimum five years’ professional experience. Typically our participants have more than ten years’ work experience, but we will consider those with less experience who have enjoyed an accelerated career path to a senior level.
  • Participants should have some experience of managing risk or experience of working within a role where risk is inherent (e.g. setting up a business). 

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