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Study risk management abroad

An in-depth guide to studying risk management as an international student.

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Risk management degrees abroad

As a risk management student, you’ll learn how to identify, anticipate, and manage the risks faced by businesses and organizations. It’s a cross-curricular subject that draws on theories from economics, business, and insurance.

After developing a thorough understanding of risk management theories and principles, you’ll apply them to real-world scenarios. You’ll then learn how to design and implement effective strategies that can prevent or mitigate losses.

The modern era is full of uncertainty. From the crashing of international markets to the outbreak of a global pandemic, companies across the world must do all they can to protect their assets. Studying abroad will provide you with the personal and professional skills needed to launch a successful career anywhere you choose.

Risk management program structure

Depending on where you study, a bachelor’s degree in risk management will take three or four years to finish. Most universities encourage students to complete an optional industrial placement between their second and final year of study. Sandwich years are a fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on experience and test-drive potential careers.

Some universities also offer combined honors degrees. Combined honors students split their time between risk management and another related subject. Popular pairings include business, finance, investment, or security.

If you’re eager to advance your understanding in the field, you could pursue a postgraduate qualification. Master’s degrees usually require one year of full-time study, or two years of part-time learning. A research-oriented PhD will add another four or five years to your university experience.

Lectures, seminars, tutorials, and workshops will form the bulk of your timetable. However, some universities arrange guest presentations from industry experts too. Assessment methods are tailored to meet the requirements of each module, but you’ll probably complete exams, written assignments, presentations, and research projects.

Although you can choose elective modules that suit your interests, you must take core units in these following areas too:

  • Fundamentals of risk management
  • Risk in society and business
  • International economic issues and challenges
  • Business law
  • Risk analysis and control techniques
  • Principles of insurance and risk transfer
  • Project management and responsible leadership
  • Crisis management strategies

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Risk management study abroad programs

Risk management undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in risk management

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    Computer Information Systems - Accounting and Control - BSc Concord University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,186 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,186 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Finance & Control - BSc Avans University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,026 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,296 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Electrical & Control Engineering - BEng Technological University Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,689 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,500 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Engineering Technology: Electrical and Control - BSc Southeast Missouri State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,155 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,155 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Criminal Justice (Crime Control and Prevention) - BA John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,436 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,436 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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Associate in risk management

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    Control Systems Technology - AT Millersville University, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,560 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,560 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Industrial Power and Control - AASc North Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    September, January, April, June
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Diploma in risk management

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    Electrical Engineering Technician - Control Systems - UGDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,015 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,532 CAD

    Start date
    January
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Risk management graduate programs

Master's in risk management

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    Autonomous Vehicle Control Engineer - MSc Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,459 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,000 EUR

    Start date
    February, September
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    Electrical Engineering: Control Systems - MSc Frederick University, Cyprus

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,876 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,000 EUR

    Start date
    February, September
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    Accounting and Control - MSc Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,127 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Business Administration: Auditing and Control - MSc Kristianstad University, Sweden

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,063 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 110,000 SEK

    Start date
    September
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    Business Process Control and Supply Chain Management- Frontiers in Management Accounting & Process-based Control - MSc Linnaeus University, Sweden

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,666 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 123,500 SEK

    Start date
    September
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Diploma in risk management

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    Infection Control - PGDip University of Essex Online, UK
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    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,467 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,482 GBP

    Start date
    February, June, September
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Certificate in risk management

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    Environmental Control (Co-op) - PGCert (with placement) Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    18,887 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,991 CAD

    Start date
    January
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    Infection Control - PGCert University of Essex Online, UK
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    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    5,234 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 3,741 GBP

    Start date
    February, June, September
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Future risk management careers

As a risk management graduate, you’ll have the expertise needed to steer an array of businesses and organizations towards success.

You could apply your transferable skillset to countless sectors, including banking, healthcare, insurance, and manufacturing. Although your job prospects are endless, here are some of the most popular roles secured by graduates:

  • Financial risk manager
  • Insurance broker
  • Investment analyst
  • Accountant
  • Investment banker
  • Financial advisor
  • Accountant
  • Stockbroker

If you’d like some extra support with getting onto the career ladder, most universities have an employability office that can help. The advisors provide professional and practical assistance with things like work experience and job applications.