Online Certificate Course

Risk and Crisis Management

Develop strategies to better prepare your organisation for the future, with an interdisciplinary perspective on risk and crisis management.

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Key details

  • Programme type
    Online Certificate Course
  • Location
  • Start date
    14 Aug 2024  -  Open
  • Duration
    8 weeks
  • Commitment
    6-8 hours per week
  • Department
    Department of Government, Department of Accounting


The COVID-19 pandemic's unprecedented impact on business and politics has had global organisations across industries racing to build stronger, more resilient business strategies for the future. The interconnected nature of the global environment makes risk and crisis management tools a must-have. To effectively mitigate potential business threats and respond to unforeseen events, it is essential to gain a comprehensive understanding of both risk and crisis management.

The Risk and Crisis Management online certificate course will provide you with intensive exposure to central approaches in the theories of these disciplines. Focusing on the interplay between risk and crisis management, this course brings these two disciplines together to equip you with strategies to effectively prepare for and respond to potential challenges. Throughout the course, you’ll learn how to make provisions and have the necessary strategies in place for potential risks to your organisation.

Guided by LSE experts, you’ll explore accountability and responsibility strategies to mitigate the impact of unforeseen risks and crises and foster a culture of preparedness within your organisation. Drawing on private and public sector examples, this course will equip you with the tools to optimise your risk and crisis management and assessment skills.


  • Learn how to put necessary strategies in place for potential risks to your organisation
  • Discover how to implement a culture of preparedness that can aid in risk and crisis prevention management
  • Gain an interdisciplinary perspective on risk and crisis management
  • Analyse the potential impact of risks within, between, and external to organisations
  • Learn how to effectively apply theories and tools to current trends in risk and crisis management
  • Understand accountability, transparency, and blame in risk and crisis management

Programme content

This online certificate course is 8 weeks (excluding orientation week) with a time commitment of 6-8 hours per week.

Who attends?

  • Broad range of professionals within the corporate environment, as well as the public and non-profit sectors. Business leaders, managers, and department heads in both public and private organisations wanting an intensive introduction to risk and crisis management

  • Risk and crisis management professionals, including analysts and consultants, as well as finance, legal and compliance, and project management professionals dealing with risk within their organisations looking to optimise their risk and crisis management and assessment skills

  • Any professionals wanting to play a more active role in managing risk within their organisation

  • Those looking to move into the risk or crisis management space

"My experience with the course was nothing short of exceptional. The course content was brilliantly structured, highly relevant, and comprehensively covered various aspects of risk and crisis management, which significantly enhanced my understanding of the topic. The faculty's expertise and dedication to the subject matter were evident throughout the course, making it a truly enriching experience. I have gained valuable insights into different types of crises, risk assessment methodologies, and practical strategies for effective crisis response. This knowledge has not only increased my confidence in managing risks but has prepared me to navigate the complex world of crisis management."

Cleber Paiva, Cybersecurity Services Director, CISO

Why LSE?

LSE Online builds on our 125 year tradition of exploring the interconnected, multidisciplinary nature of our world that shape society and business globally. Since our inception in 1895, LSE has been a pioneer in providing courses for professional development. Our founding commitment is to understand the causes of things for the betterment of society. Never has this been a more important goal than in these times of unparalleled change. We provide you with the insights and skills to think critically and independently. To make the connections, see the greater picture. To shape the future by understanding today. Whatever stage you are in your life and career. Wherever you are in the world.


The design of this online certificate course is guided by LSE faculty, as well as industry experts, who will share their experience and in-depth knowledge with you throughout the course.

Martin Lodge

Professor Martin Lodge

Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Deputy Head of Department for Research

Andrea Mennicken

Dr Andrea Mennicken

Associate Professor of Accounting, Co-Director of CARR

Department overview

The Department of Government at LSE is home to some of the most internationally respected experts in politics and government; producing influential research that has a global impact on policy, and delivering world-class teaching to our students. Its alumni can be found found in the world's leading political science departments, as well as in journalism, commerce, central and local government, and non-governmental organisations globally.

The Department of Accounting at LSE is one of the leading groups in the world for teaching and research on the economic, institutional and organisational aspects of accounting and financial management. The excellence of research and teaching in the Department of Accounting at LSE is globally acknowledged. The Department, known for its tradition of intellectual diversity, has long been at the forefront of research and teaching on the role of accounting in the economy and society.

Fees and entry requirements

Tuition fees: £2,200

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an LSE certificate of competence. 

Entry requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course.



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