Decision-Making and Risk Management

How can we ensure a better, more logical approach to decision-making without complicating matters further? The answer: risk management.

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Course modules will pause after Friday, December 23, 2022, and resume on Monday, January 2, 2023. Enjoy the holiday break!

About the Course

Our eight-week Decision-Making and Risk Management online course focuses on the key concepts, definitions, principles, and practices in risk management from the perspectives of the corporation, the market, and the regulator. Topics in the course include corporate risk governance and enterprise risk management, assessment of risk at the corporate and capital allocation level, risk management products and structures, tools for decision-making in risk management, and regulatory risk monitoring and compliance. This course will be taught based on Harvard Business Review (HBR) cases and articles on financial risk management.

You will learn to:

  • Understand different types of risks, risk analysis, and monitoring tools
  • Explore regulatory requirements, processes, and compliance
  • Use financial and statistical tools for risk analysis
  • Design strategies involving portfolio management, budgeting, and structure
  • Introduce risk governance and management into an organization’s culture
  • Learn about concepts and identify tools for decision-making within risk management, including derivative structures and risk analysis models

You will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of risk management
  • Apply risk-management techniques and technologies
  • Analyze problems using decision-making criteria and theories
  • Utilize the characteristics of uncertainty to make educated decisions
  • Model different types of risks and decisions to forecast potential outcomes
  • Be awarded a certificate of completion from the University of Chicago and become part of the UChicago network
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Career Outlook




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  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Compliance Consultant
  • Compliance Officer
  • Environmental Compliance Specialist
  • Loss Control Consultant
  • Model Risk Specialist
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Risk Analyst
  • Risk Compliance Investigator
  • Risk Manager

Meet Your Instructor

Borislava Karageorgieva, CFA, MBA, PAHM
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Borislava Karageorgieva is a corporate finance expert with experience in financial compliance and regulatory analysis, mergers and acquisitions, angel investing and entrepreneurship, and board governance. She has worked in both early-stage and mature companies and internationally.  

Karageorgieva is the board president of the Chicago Booth Angels Network of Chicago. She is a board director and past president of the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago. She judges, coaches, and mentors entrepreneurs in the alumni and global new venture challenge tracks for the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation accelerator program at the University of Chicago.   

A co-founder of several businesses, including for-profit and non-profit entities, she is a member of the University of Chicago’s Global Entrepreneurial and Investor Network.  

Karageorgieva is an adjunct instructor at the University of Chicago, where she teaches the Corporate Financial Strategy and Decision-Making and Risk Management courses.  

She received her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business an undergraduate finance degree in Sofia, Bulgaria, and is a CFA charterholder.  

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Our online learning programs are crafted with your specific needs in mind. Programs combine e-learning with live, interactive sessions to strengthen your skill set while maximizing your time. We couple academic theory and business knowledge with practical, real-world application. Through online learning sessions, you will have an opportunity to grow your professional network and interact with University of Chicago instructors and your classmates.

What Our Participants Say

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Brazil, September 2020

It was both essential and very helpful to have access to quality content in an academic and corporate environment, as well as case studies with professional interactions. This will make a difference in the final months of my learning experiene and in applying what I have learned to my day-to-day professional life.

Silvia Goulart Figueiredo Machado

June, 2021

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A very good experience. Highly didactic material with examples and real cases that help us to automatically think about how to apply these new concepts in our companies.

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Peru, June 2021

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First of all, this program is very rich in content. It felt more like a master’s degree program than an eight-week course because we basically learned everything that we needed to know about clinical trials. With the knowledge you will acquire in this course, you will be ready to jumpstart your career in the clinical research industry. It was an amazing experience, and I learned from industry gurus. I will recommend this program again and again.

Chinedu Ibuaka

Healthcare Manager

USA, June 2021

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– Greg Green, PhD, Associate Senior Instructional Professor and Director of the MScA Program at the University of Chicago.

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Are you ready to take a leap forward and immerse yourself in a new learning experience? Register online or schedule a call to request more information. Enroll now and gain valuable knowledge and skills that will boost your career to the next level.