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Risk Management

level of course unit

first cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students will be able:
- to understand the complex challenges for event managers in order to tackle the risks associated with events management.
- to identify the potential risks and to rank them accordingly.
- to distinguish the various preventive measures in order to minimize the risk.
- to appreciate the ethical and legal aspects associated with risk management and are familiar with insurance policies for events.
- to comprehend role of emergency response and crowd management.
- to critically discuss and evaluate information and evidence.
- to apply theoretical knowledge to the practical context.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

- Risk management terminology
- Categories of risks associated with events
- Risk assessment process incl. risk identification techniques Risk-prevention measures and crisis management solutions
- Insurances policies and legal perspectives
- Different types of crowds and crowd management approaches

recommended or required reading

Korstanje, M., Raj, R. and griffin, K. (2018). Risk and Safety Challenges for Religious Tourism and Events. USA: CABI Publishing.
Mastrogiannakis, D. and Dorville, C. (2014). Security and Sport Mega Events: A complex relation. London: Routledge
Silvers, J. (2007). Risk Management for Meetings and Events. London: Routledge.
Whelan, C. and Molnar, A. (2018). Securing Mega-Events: Networks, Strategies and Tensions (Crime Prevention and Security Management). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Wynn-Moylan, P. (2017). Risk and Hazard Management for Festivals and Events. London: Routledge.

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name of lecturer(s)

Susanne Gellweiler, PhD

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work placement(s)

not applicable


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