Master of Business Development

Risk Management and Compliance

The course "Risk Management and Compliance" will offer participants a solid insight into compliance and regulations, including a deeper understanding of the importance of compliance, risk identification and risk management.

 From a managerial perspective, the financial sector is moving from being stable, conservative, closed, and local to being disrupted by new entrants and internet giants with very different industry dynamics and risk profile. Fundamentally, this requires a complete rethinking of governance, strategic risk, and compliance (GRC) issues. The intention is to give participants a strong, skill based, value driven, and ethical foundation for their careers. 

This course is a part of the new specialization in Governance, Risk Management and Compliance. The course can be taken separately, as a single course, or in combination with the two other courses constituting the GRC specialization. It is possible to integrate the specialization or the course within the full master degree in Business Development (MBD).The GRC specialization consists of three courses:

Purpose and description of the course

Data is changing the world, and with it what we can do (in terms of business models), how we look and understand systems, and the inherent risk in it. This course gives an overview over the technological changes driven by data, an introduction into the empirical models so that course theme participants can confidently oversee and discuss the work of specialists. In the second phase it then discusses the compliance dimension, which logically follows on the back of understanding risk. This theme will be grounded in a real life cases and theoretical perspectives of the challenges experienced by companies.

The theme will introduce statistical methods and use of big data in identifying and measuring risk, the regulatory changes and the link between Risk Management and Compliance.

Key themes in the course

  • Regulation and Compliance
  • Risk identification
  • Risk Management
  • Organizational understanding
  • Empirical data

Your learning outcome

In this course, you will learn to:

  • Become knowledgeable of the evolution of risk management and compliance in the financial sector
  • Develop an understanding of how to measure risks, think differently about risk and the enforcement of compliance in the financial sector.
  • Apply theories and models of the theme to real life scenarios in the financial sector.

Who should attend this course

The specialization is designed for the experienced employee within the financial sector. Employees, including managers, who need to improve and develop their competencies, and who are looking to understand how to integrate their current or future compliance and risk management work within the overall value chain of their company are encouraged to apply. The course can be taken as a single course or as part of a full Master of Business Development.


Professor Tom Kirchmaier, Department of Accounting, Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

Assistant and guest lecturers, and practitioners from Plesner, Nordea and Danske Bank.


Taught only in English

Preconditions for your participation

Participants are expected to have at least a basic knowledge of management and experience with Excel. Furthermore the participant must fulfill the admission requirements of the programme.


4 days of teaching from 9-17 o'clock on the following dates:


Spring 2021: 

8th & 9th March + 25th & 26th March
The course are fully booked - waiting list created


At CBS, Dalgas Have 15. 2000 Frederiksberg


The exam is carried out as a home assignment, where a written product has to be submitted.
Spring 2021: 
Date of submission: 19th April, no later than 12 pm

Type of course



6 ECTS-point


Min. participants: 10

Max. participants: 30 


20.000 DKK, including catering - excluding costs of books

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Sidst opdateret: Master of Business Development // 05/02/2021