Risk, Resilience and Integrity Management

Designed for those who seek a holistic approach to risk management,

our Master’s in Risk, Resilience and Integrity Management analyzes risk as an opportunity for growth and change. As a student in this research-based program, you will gain the knowledge and practical skill set to navigate the complexities and challenges of the dynamic and growing field of risk management.

In this complex, rapidly changing tech-dominated era, such a holistic enterprise risk approach also requires a close connection to and understanding of organizational resilience, including crisis, business continuity and data management. There is a premium for emotionally intelligent, highly qualified managers and leaders able to deal with the velocity of change, challenge and confusion that is taking place in today’s world and into the foreseeable future.

The unique Master’s in Risk, Resilience and Integrity Management at Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC) has been designed for those who want to take a truly global, interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral approach to transforming the way any type of organization approaches risk management.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the structure of the program for part-time and full-time students?

The program can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis. All classes take place in the evenings between 6:00pm and 9:30pm to cater GCNYC’s working professional population. More details can be found below:

Part-time: students complete the program in a 16 month timeframe by taking one or two classes per week.

Full-time: students complete the program in a 12 month timeframe by taking three classes per week (note: international students must be full-time on an F-1 student visa).

Who is this program for?

This degree is catered to individuals in the risk management space, or those interested in turning risk into an opportunity for business growth and strategic change.

Do I need a Bachelor's of Science degree to apply?

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree is a pre-requisite to apply. Some examples of the most common undergraduate fields of study are:

  • Economics
  • Business Administration
  • Environmental Science
  • Risk Management
  • Social Sciences
What career opportunities does the program prepare me for?

Some examples of the most common (but not limited to) opportunities are:

  • Entrepreneurial Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social Impact / Social Business
  • ESG Strategy / Sustainability Strategy
  • Internal (Corporate) Risk Management


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Program Courses

Business Strategy as an Instrument for Economic, Social and Environmental Sustainability

This course aims to provide students with academic knowledge and analytical tools with which to discuss and practice strategic management in a world characterized by rapid change and increasing concerns for economic, social and environmental sustainability. The course seeks to address the who, what, why, where and how of strategic decisions, with an emphasis on generating sustainable growth across national boundaries. Students will develop the knowledge and skills required to undertake the necessary research and analysis to advise a firm on the issues organizations face, and the choices they must make, to develop strategies for sustainable growth.

Navigating Global Change: Business Practices for the Common Good

This course reflects the fact that organizations do not operate in a vacuum: they are both shaped by and themselves also shape the geo-political, economic, social and technological environments in which they operate. Understanding the interaction between organizations and their wider contexts is essential to effective management and responsible leadership. This course is designed to equip students with the information and analytical skills required to critically reflect upon some of the most significant issues which pose challenges to business managers and organizational leaders in the modern world.

Values Based Leadership Skills for an Interconnected World

This course will enable students to identify, understand, develop and articulate their key personal abilities in the context of their future career aspirations. The development of their academic and professional skill set is essential to securing and/or developing fulfilling careers as expert managers and leaders in increasingly diverse and international workplace organizations.

Building 21st Century Resilience

The Role of Business Continuity, Crisis Management and Cyber-Risk Governance (Formally known as Business Continuity and Crisis Management) 4 None The course takes a strategic approach to the issue of Business Continuity Management (BCM). This course will examine the relationship between risk management and business continuity management, examining the key drivers for BCM including its historical development. The course will look in detail at each of the stages of implementing a BCM system in the context of relevant industry standards. Finally, the course will consider the strategies employed when an organization faces a crisis situation.

Enterprise and Strategic Risk Management

Cases, Tools and Techniques (Formally known as Enterprise Risk and Modelling) 4 None The course introduces students to key theoretical concepts, risk management processes and practices within spectrum of contexts within which risk is currently understood as well as providing an understanding of the core concepts and tools used to build modern risk analysis models. It uses hands-on approach and practical computing exercises to introduce the students to the mathematical and statistical foundations of risk analysis. These core mathematical, statistical and computing concepts are then combined to explore a number of modern risk analysis modelling techniques.

Global Ethics, Compliance and Governance

The Foundation of the High Integrity Organization (Formally known as (Ethics and Corporate Governance) 4 None This course explores the key issues in global ethics, compliance and corporate governance and the extent to which the current prevailing arrangements secure corporate accountability, responsibility and integrity within all types of organization whether for-profit, non-profit, educational or governmental. The course will provide students with a foundational understanding of the key concepts and elements that make for a solid and effective governance framework including structure, practices and treatment of key stakeholders including shareholders. The course will also incorporate a theoretical and practical understanding of ethics and compliance programs and the key elements that go into the creation of an “effective” corporate integrity program based on global standards developed over the past three decades, including analysis of codes of conduct, training and communications programs and the handling and treatment of whistleblowers. US, European and global influences will be addressed in the review of all such key ethics, compliance and governance practices.

Research Methods

This course aims to develop advanced skills related to a range of contemporary research methods needed for academic and practical research at a Master’s level. Students should be able to critically evaluate new concepts, ideas and evidence from a range of sources and crucially and transfer their skills into practice. Emphasis is placed on written and oral presentation skills at an advanced management level.


The Dissertation course follows the course, Research Methods. The aim of this course is to conduct business research/consultancy and report on the findings. Drawing on the proposal developed in Research Methods, the course focuses on the business research project, which involves an investigation of a substantial business issue or problem. Students are required to demonstrate critical awareness of business practice, relevant theories and research techniques and approaches. The project element of the course in particular offers students the opportunity to apply course concept, theories and techniques, draw on internationally published literature and good practice, and develop and interpret knowledge about management practice in their area of study.

Student Experience at GCNYC

The Master’s in Risk, Resilience, & Integrity Management takes advantage of GCNYC’s global ties and New York location. Our close-knit academic community is made up of a diverse group of highly motivated, creative change-makers from all over the world. GCNYC builds on the long-standing reputation of GCU while opening up new possibilities for international collaboration and innovation.

Your experience at GCNYC will be both challenging and exciting. We will work together, learning from and challenging each other. You will take core courses with students from all of our business programs, giving you the chance to learn from vastly different perspectives and make connections across industries.

Small Classes

Small class sizes ensure meaningful interactions with professors and guest speakers. You will be making real connections while you learn from people who can straddle academic theory and real-world experience, and who refuse to compromise between career success and the common good.

Research-Led Teaching

Glasgow Caledonian has over a century of close ties to industry, and excellence in applied research is one of the university’s most important guiding principles. GCNYC takes this tradition to NYC, helping you connect your actual and future work challenges to new knowledge and insights from the global academic community. But you will not just learn about research through lectures, you will have the autonomy, time and support to ask important questions with your own independent research.

Completing a dissertation will demonstrate to your employers that you have what it takes to tackle the issues most important in international fashion marketing with real academic rigor and to propose solutions that emphasize sustainability as well as profitability.

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