EPRM – Executive Programme

Executive Programme in Risk Management  (EPRM)

Type of Programme

Weekend Classroom programme (to be run out of GRMI campus at Sector 44, Gurgaon). (non-residential). ONLY FOR WORKING PROFESSIONALS IN NCR.

Programme duration

6 Months programme with 340 Hours of Classroom time which would be spread over appx 28 weekend (12 hours / weekend)

  • Classes would be on both Saturdays and Sundays
  • Apart from the classroom hours, individual and group assignments shall be given which the students would need to complete during off-campus hours

Why should students join GRMI’s EPRM programme?

  • Opportunity to get trained on content developed by Domain Experts having 100+ years of experience in Risk Management
  • The teaching pedagogy gives you an opportunity to interact and learn from CXO’s of Fortune 500 companies and Academicians from leading B Schools
  • Corporates are looking for specialized skill sets across industries and job profiles to drive more productivity
  • In addition to the heavily regulated industries like Banking and Insurance, other industries like Manufacturing, KPOs, E Commerce, Retail, Hospitality etc. have started investing in building in house Risk Teams
  • Existing case studies of Fortune 50 companies – where professional in Risk Management roles, have achieved a much faster career growth as compared to regular functional roles
  • Some to many profiles and skill sets will soon become redundant with Artificial Intelligence and Robots expected to take over much of the regular / repetitive work, thus requiring professionals to retool
  • Specialization in Risk Management will help the existing working professionals to upscale and give them an opportunity to enhance career growth or explore new career paths in the ever evolving roles that Risk Management offers

Eligibility criteria

50% aggregate marks in Graduation from any stream (B.Com/ BBA/ BSc/Eco(H). Students meeting the above criteria are eligible irrespective of their background – Chartered Accountancy, Company Secretary, Law, Commerce, Science, Engineering, Economics.

Admission Process

  • Step 1 – Online Psychometric test

  • Step 2 – Personal Interview

EPRM Brochure
Programme Structure

BUSINESS VALUE CHAIN AND OPERATING MODELS

This paper includes understanding of organizational framework models, understanding of strategic, operating and support processes in an organization along with typical value chain components – including planning & budgeting, procurement, vendor management, inbound logistics, manufacturing operations, marketing & selling, and after-sales service. The paper will enable detailed learning of all business processes individually and establish linkages across processes. To make the learning experience relevant we will provide this overview, cutting across industry segments like retail, manufacturing, services, hospitality, banks and telecom, among others.

PROCESS MAPPING, ENHANCEMENT AND VALUE STREAM MAPPING

The paper will focus on the art of developing process maps for each sub-process, drafting process activities, use of aesthetics and employing industry-accepted symbols for inputs, outputs, interfaces, activity owners, etc. It will also cover nuances in each business process for various industry verticals such as Retail, Service, Hospitality, Financial Services, Telecom, and Manufacturing. Effective depiction of any organization’s current business processes makes for easy and accurate understanding, and is often the first step to getting to recognize gaps, risk and potential improvement opportunities.

PROCESS ASSURANCE AND OPERATING EFFICIENCY - PART 1

The paper will impart a detailed understanding of the globally accepted COSO (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission) framework on internal controls and explain the role of an audit committee to ensure strong governance standards. The paper will bring out the best practices in internal audit execution methodology, including developing an internal audit plan, scoping, interactions with auditee stakeholders, elements of process understanding, interviewing techniques, 5W analysis, sampling techniques, effective use of analytics in audit, work-paper documentation, importance of management and executive leadership reporting, including format and guidelines, attending management committee and audit committee meetings.

PROCESS ASSURANCE AND OPERATING EFFICIENCY - PART 2

The paper will provide a holistic approach to management of business risks through controls, development of risk & control matrix (including control objective, type of control, control ownership definition and frequency of controls), evaluation of control design and effectiveness. The paper will focus on bringing out risks in typical business processes – source to pay, order to cash, inventory, fixed assets, human resource & payroll and best practice controls to mitigate the business risks effectively. The curriculum also includes appreciation of the elements called out in this paper in different industry segment context, similar to the explanations for Business Value Chain and operating models.

INTERNAL CONTROLS OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING (‘ICFR’ OR ‘SARBANES OXLEY’ OR INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROLS)

This paper will consist of a refresher course on accounting fundamentals, understanding operational controls vis-a-vis financial reporting controls, assertions of financial statements, understanding fundamentals of ICFR or Sarbanes-Oxley (‘SOX’) requirements, SOX planning, SOX audit methodology (scoping, process understanding, documentation, design testing, effectiveness testing, deficiency reporting & remediation), concepts of materiality, material weakness and significant deficiencies.

CONCEPTS OF ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT (‘ERM’)

The paper will focus on understanding of the objective of an enterprise, the types of risks impacting the enterprise, and establish a link between the two. The paper will include various concepts of risks, such as inherent risk, residual risk, impact/ likelihood and velocity of risks, and effective use of controls as risk mitigants. It would also touch upon concepts of risk tolerance and the development of risk scales for an organization, and monitoring and reporting practices of risks in an organization.

SECTORIAL VIEW OF ERM

This paper focuses on deeper understanding and application of concepts of ERM with break-out sessions to facilitate groups to do in-depth studies across various industry verticals, such as Retail, Service, Hospitality, Financial Services, Telecom, and Manufacturing. The learning experience will take students through the entire journey of preparing Risk Heat Maps capturing Inherent and Residual Risks, including drivers for movement of Inherent Risk to Residual Risk and implications of residual risk being higher than the risk tolerance level of the organization for a particular type of risk. GRMI prides itself that this would be the kind of domain expertise gained from experiential learning that sometimes even senior leaders in consulting and corporates in India and globally currently struggle in.

MANAGING REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE RISKS

The paper will cover the key regulatory risks facing global conglomerates – Anti Bribers’ risks (governed by the Foreign corrupt practices Act, UK Anti Bribery Acts, among others), Money laundering risks (governed by AML Acts), and other industry-specific regulatory compliance risks. The paper will focus on regulatory requirements for managing such risks, and development and execution of control frameworks to assess, mitigate and monitor such risks. It will also bring out the concept of four lines of defense in an enterprise, role of the Board of Directors and CXOs in Risk Management, and the liabilities of Directors.

APPLIED DATA ANALYTICS

The paper will not only explain the concept of data analytics and use of data analytics tools such as Excel, Access, ACL, SPS, etc. but also give detailed concepts on application of data analytics for managing risks across business processes such as source to pay, order to cash, fixed assets, inventory etc. Along with ERM We consider this paper to be one of our significant differentiators in terms of what it does to enhance analytical thinking in risk and business context. It is the ability to link the impact of error across various links of a business value chain, and the ability to convert mass of mega data into intelligent and relevant information for effective risk decision making.

DIGITISATION - EVOLVING RISK MANAGEMENT

This paper will focus on brining out the enhanced focus of organizations in using technology and automation to drive efficiency and effectiveness in different aspects of Risk Management including but not limited to Internal Audit, Sox testing, Regulatory compliance, Analytics etc. The paper will include the best in class digitized tools and techniques currently being used by organizations to give a practical perspective.

APPLIED CYBER SECURITY

This paper will focus on understanding various approaches to securing Information systems in an organization from potential threat or damage to hardware, software or information stored in the systems. It would also cover the risk of potential disruption or misdirection of services that the organization provides due to a failure to protect its Information systems.

ADD ON PAPERS

Communication & Presentation skills, General awareness topics like GST, IFRS

Placements

Programme caters to working professionals who aspire to hone their skills to better adapt and grow in the dynamic corporate sector. This will enable the professional to grow faster in their organization or explore roles in Risk Management Functions, which can offer them global opportunities.

Fees

Rs. 4,90,000/- for the full EPRM Programme. Includes study material cost.


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