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Risk Management

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students understand the complex challenges for event managers in order to tackle the risks associated with events management. They are able to identify the potential risks and to rank them accordingly. They know both the preventative measures in order to minimize risk but also the insurance policies suitable for events.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

Students learn the different risks associated with events: financial risks, weather-induced risks, event cancellation risks etc. Students develop risk-prevention measures and crisis management solutions. Students reflect the insurance policies available on the market and balance risks versus costs involved.

recommended or required reading

Bowdin, G.: Events Management, Oxford, Butterworth-Heinemann 2011
Beech, J., Kaiser, S., Kaspar, R. (eds.) (2014): Business of Events Management. Pearson, Harlow
Hopkin, P.: Fundamentals of Risk Management: Understanding, Evaluating and Implementing Effective Risk Management, imr 2013
Rejda, G.: Principles of Risk Management and Insurance, 12th edition, Pearson 2013

assessment methods and criteria

written examination

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Mag. Paul Freudensprung, MComm

year of study

1st year of study

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

compulsory (lecture)

mode of delivery

in-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable


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