AGSM @ UNSW Business School has launched AGSM Virtual Learning Short Courses, a suite of practical and interactive learning experiences that equip leaders with practical knowledge and skills that can be immediately applied to their organisations. 

The Virtual Short Courses are designed to equip managers and leaders to address the unprecedented disruption impacting people and organisations today.

Led by expert faculty and industry practitioners, the new suite of Operational Risk Virtual Learning Courses equip managers and leaders to make more informed decisions and build a positive risk culture within their organisations. 

“Operational risk management is a core skill for anyone working in financial services,” said James Myerscough, Adjunct Faculty Member for AGSM @ UNSW Business School and Program Director for the Operational Risk in Financial Services Virtual Learning Courses. 

“Risk management responsibilities are constantly evolving and changing as organisations prepare to proactively mitigate risk and respond to dynamic external market forces,” Myerscough said. “Risk managers need to look at how an operational risk framework should be structured in terms of the regulatory requirements and the company’s strategic objectives,” he said.

“Operational risk management practices are reviewed in the context of this framework to ensure the management of risk is complete, effective and efficient.”

The demand for effective operational risk managers in financial services in particular continues to grow.

“The AGSM ‘Operational Risk in Financial Services – Becoming a Risk Practitioner course’ is designed for those who want to complement their existing business knowledge with risk management expertise. It provides a clear approach to risk management under financial services regulation, and practical guidance on effective risk assessment and management in business operations,” said Myerscough. 

Myerscough has more than 20 years of operational risk experience in financial services and most recently served as the Chief Risk Officer of the Wealth Management business division at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. 

Each Operational Risk course will run for approximately 14 hours over a two-week period. Participants will take part in live virtual workshops, action learning, and coaching designed to deliver immediate, measurable and enduring outcomes. 

Participants will also receive a digital badge and points towards their AGSM Certificate of Executive Management and Development, a recognition of their commitment to lifelong learning, articulating towards select AGSM MBA Programs. 

The new suite of “Operational Risk” Virtual Learning Courses include: 

Click the link to find out more about all AGSM Virtual Learning Courses and how you can enrol: