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.

Enroll this week to receive a 10% tuition reduction

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 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:

  • Design strategies involving portfolio management, budgeting, and structure
  • Explore regulatory requirements, processes, and compliance
  • Introduce risk governance and management into organizational culture
  • Understand concepts and identify tools for decision-making within risk management, including derivative structures and risk analysis models


You will be able to:

  • Analyze problems using decision-making criteria and theories
  • Model different types of risk and decisions to forecast potential outcomes
  • Understand the principles of risk management and apply risk-management techniques and technologies
  • Utilize the characteristics of uncertainty to make educated decisions
  • Be awarded a credential 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
Borislava Karageorgieva, CFA, MBA, PAHMSenior Finance Professional
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Borislava Karageorgieva is a corporate finance expert with international experience in financial compliance, mergers and acquisitions, angel investing, and board governance. She earned her MBA from Chicago Booth and is 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

“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.”

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.”

Register Now

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.