Postgraduate Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management

What are the Programme’s Aims?

The programme aims to create an awareness of the importance of enterprise risk management as a vital tool for strategic management and governance within organisations. The program focus on building the requisite knowledge and skills required in order to apply the requirements of recognised theoretical frameworks and models in the day to day implementation of enterprise risk management.

It recognises both the enterprise-wide (or ERM) importance of comprehensive risk management and the growing use of international standards such as ISO 31000 to equip future professional risk managers with the funda-mental knowledge and tools to make invaluable contributions to long-term organisational prosperity. The focus is on producing graduates who can understand, evaluate and implement effective risk management.

The graduate profile is one of a professional equipped with the skills required to:
i. Develop a risk management framework for their organisation, including designing the risk management strategy, policy, architecture and protocols;
ii. Design and implement the risk management processes, procedures and controls;
iii. Apply international best practice based on recognised frameworks in managing the risk function in their organisation;
iv. Build and champion a culture of risk awareness aligned with other management activities;
v. Facilitate the identification, analysis and evaluation of risks, and design record-keeping procedures.
vi. Evaluate the effectiveness of existing controls and facilitate the design and implementation of necessary and cost effective control improvements;
vii. Evaluate risk management strategy, policies and processes, and introduce improvements.


Eligible candidates should possess AAT, relevant degree and recognised Chartered Accountancy qualification or equivalent. Working in a tax and similar environment is an added advantage



The programme is studied on a part-time basis flexi mode enabling learners to upgrade their skills while working and applying them on a hop-along basis. The modules in the programme have particular importance in continuing professional development and facilitate accreditation of prior experience

The programme is offered in Gaborone and Francistown Campus in the evenings, weekends and block release. Participants are from a broad industry spectrum such the banking, corporate environment, nongovernmental sectors.

The programme enables them to gain good analytical and problem solving skills that add real value in their profession and across other industries. The Enterprise Risk Management course is made up of six core modules taken over 12 months either on a block release basis or part time in the evenings as follows:

Registration Requirements

i. ERM candidates must hold a bachelor's degree or its educational equivalent from an accredited tertiaryinstitution.
ii. Certain international professional designations may be accepted as equivalent to a bachelor’s degree. Professional work experience will not substitute for an appropriate degree.
iii. Relevant work experience will be advantageous for students taking this course.

Application Procedure

i. Complete the Application form.
ii. Attach your certified copies of academic transcripts and certificates.
iii. Submit the application to Registrar’s Office, Office No 28.e

Who should take the course

Taking the Postgraduate Certificate Course will confer extended advantages to all candidates who are currently employed within any organisational function especially internal audit, accounting and administration.

- Audit staff.
- Managers and administrators
- Risk management staff.
- Students enrolled in accounting, business, or financial degree programs

Principles of Risk and Risk Management 12
Practice of Risk Management 10
Risk Assessment 10
Risk Treatment 08
Risk, Governance and Culture 10
Risk Resilience, future risks, and crisis management 10

Francistown Campus
Gaborone Campus
Programme Type: Postgraduate

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Programme Leader

Michel Katombe