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Decision-Making and Risk Management

Optimize strategic and operational decisions in a complex environment.

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About the Course

The University of Chicago’s eight-week, online Decision-Making and Risk Management course prepares you to create and implement risk management strategies. A proactive approach will help you develop the decision-making skills to mitigate threats and optimize outcomes in diverse business contexts.

You will learn to:

  • Design strategies involving portfolio management, budgeting, and structure.
  • Navigate regulatory requirements, processes, and compliance.
  • Introduce risk governance and management into organizational culture.
  • Identify concepts and tools within risk management, including derivative structures and risk analysis models.
  • Describe different types of risks and use financial and statistical tools for risk analysis.


After successfully completing the course, you will receive a credential certified by the University of Chicago.

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Career Outlook

In today’s dynamic business landscape, risk-informed decision-making is paramount, enabling organizations to navigate uncertainty with foresight and identify potential challenges and opportunities before they arise. By integrating a comprehensive understanding of risks into strategic choices, businesses can proactively mitigate threats, optimize resource allocation, and foster resilience, ultimately enhancing their adaptability and long-term success.




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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

These instructors teach this course regularly. Please speak to your enrollment advisor if you wish to know who the current teacher is.

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Borislava Karageorgieva, CFA, MBA, PAHM

Senior Finance Professional

Borislava Karageorgieva is a corporate finance expert with international experience in financial licensure compliance and regulatory analysis, mergers and acquisitions, angel investing and entrepreneurship, and board governance.

She is the board president of the Chicago Booth Angels Network of Chicago, where she focuses on angel and seed investing for innovative start-ups. Karageorgieva has founded two businesses and mentors entrepreneurs. She earned her MBA from Chicago Booth and an undergraduate finance degree in Sofia, Bulgaria. She is also a CFA Institute charterholder.

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The University of Chicago Approach to Online Learning

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.

Student Feedback

“I will be applying the knowledge I have acquired to EMI development on a day-to-day basis. The tools and information provided throughout the course have also empowered me to provide optimal support to my clients in their decision-making.”

Daniela Álvarez Espinoza

Senior Strategic Risk Consultant at Deloitte

“This course included compelling updates, some of which have inspired me to devise new risk appetite guidelines for the company. In addition, I gained insight into improving knowledge of risk management tools.”

Estevan Santiago

Senior Vice President, Risk Management at RecargaPay

“This is a great course for those who already have a connection with the risk area. You will learn important concepts in management structure and analysis techniques. The knowledge acquired was useful and has already contributed to my professional activity.”

Gabriel da Silva Casaroli

Senior Sustainability Analyst at WayCarbon

“By directly involving students in the challenge of securing the right data and exploring potential solutions, we’re equipping them with the foundational skills required to deliver tangible results to clients.”

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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.