Master of Science in Business Risk Management

  • Master of Science in Business Risk Management
  • NFQ Level 9
  • For full details, go to the Admissions - Postgraduate section
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  • 2 Years Part-time
  • Carlow
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Risk Management (Level 9 - 60 credits)
  • Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Further Study & Careers
  • PAC Codes & Fees
  • How to apply
  • Contact


The imperative of the 21stcentury business environment, Risk Management is a holistic management construct for identifying potential threats, risks, and vulnerabilities in an organisation and its business enterprise. It concerns ongoing, never-ending strategies to evaluate and mitigate potential disruptions, and encompasses resiliency planning, prevention, crisis management, business continuity management, and technology recovery. As such, the ability to contribute to enterprise risk planning and execution is an important skill for many business leaders. Thus, this programme is designed for business owners or people that want to upskill towards Senior Executive Levels within larger Organisations.

What subjects will I study ?

  • Strategy, Process and Leadership
  • Organisational Risk Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management
  • Performance Management and Risk
  • Leadership and Risk Management
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Risk Analytics
  • Research Project for Risk Management

Entry Requirements

The entry criteria for the following Awards at level 9 is that applicants progress from L8 major qualification with a minimum 2:2 or an equivalent professional qualification such as ACCA or CIMA.

All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants who do not have a Level 8 qualification at a 2.2 award level and who have relevant work experience and or other certificates and qualifications may also be considered through the University’s RPL procedures. Relevant professional experience may be considered and individuals will be assessed on a case-by-case basis through RPL procedures.

South East Technological University reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

Study & Career Opportunities

This is a unique qualification in Irish Higher Education. Most postgraduate Business Management qualifications focus on the successful running of an organisation as an ongoing concern, but few level qualifications in Business focus on the risk-based analysis of leadership within business and the pitfalls to be aware of in the successful navigation of business through inevitable turbulent times.

The primary objective of the MSc in Business Risk Management is to develop professionals who can take on enterprise risk challenges in today’s turbulent business world, enhancing business value by providing analytical and technological solutions that mitigate risk across entire business enterprises.

The Masters offers participants an opportunity to reflect on their professional practice and gain a theoretical and critical perspective of issues associated with Risk Management.

Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities upon successful completion of this programme.

Course Codes & Fees

Course Code Course Title Campus Location Schedule Fees Closing date for applications
SE41Y Master of Science in Business Risk Management Carlow Part-time €7,400 Go to the postgraduate applications section for full details on all courses below
  Master of Science in Business Risk Management (Non-EU Students) Carlow Full-time €11,250  

How to apply

  1. Research & choose your course from our wide range of postgraduate offerings.
  2. Check out all of the relevant entry requirements, course code and closing dates, taking time to read SETU Carlow's FAQs and application instructions on the Admissions section of the website.
  3. Get started on your postgraduate journey at SETU Carlow!

For admissions queries from Irish or European applicants, please email:

All Non-EU international applicants may refer to the International section of the website for further details or email:


Eoin O'Brien
BA, DBS, CBS, Cert Mgmt, MBA
Faculty of Lifelong Learning Manager

International (Non-EU) applicants may contact:
P: 00353-59-9175205