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International Diploma in Enterprise Risk Management

For 30 years, IRM’s International Diploma in Risk Management has been the global choice of qualification with risk professionals and their employers.

This post-graduate level qualification has been developed by internationally recognised academics and industry practitioners to provide you with the knowledge and skills to manage risk and maximise opportunities in any organisation.

The Diploma aims to develop:

  • Your ability to design and implement risk management strategies.

  • Proficiency in selecting and applying the tools and techniques required to assess and treat risks.

  • A critical understanding of the relationship between risk management, governance, internal control and compliance.

  • Your ability to make informed risk management decisions for current and emerging risks, and to critically appraise real life case studies from different sectors and countries.

Course overview

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Course details

  • This Diploma is made up of 6 modules, the first 2 of which are studied in the International Certificate.
  • Students have three years to complete the Diploma modules from the date of initial enrolment onto module 3.
  • Diploma Graduates are eligible to apply for Certified Member (CMIRM) of the IRM and can use the title Certified Risk Professional after their name. 

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Entry requirements

Successful completion of the International Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management or the International Certificate in Financial Services Risk Management is required before progressing to Modules 3-6 of the Diploma.

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Examination Dates, Centres & Policies

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  • £625 per module.
  • For the duration of your studies you will need to pay your annual student membership (currently £67 per year).
  • Reduced rates are available for low GDP countries.

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What is included

  • Examination fees.
  • Core textbooks and study materials.
  • Access tothe online student resource centre - ‘The Study’.
  • Access to a Module coach and online LinkedIn study groups.
  • Automatic upgrade to GradIRM member upon successful completion.

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