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Risk and Crisis Management

SMAA40, 7,5 credits

Do you want to learn more about risk and crisis management? Apply to our course where you learn to assess risks and establish action plans for different crisis.

The course is based on the recurring discussion about how risks should be managed and security created to avoid crises for businesses such as companies and authorities. The course provides tools for understanding risk management from different social science, business economics and humanities perspectives. Once a crisis arises, it must be handled, and communication and information are often of great importance. The course introduces tools for good crisis communication.

After completing the course, the knowledge goal is to provide skills in assessing a business's risks, identifying and organizing and planning to avoid these. Adverse events can sometimes escalate or take unexpected paths and thus develop into a crisis, and after completing the course, participants have skills in establishing an action and communication plan for crises.

One delimitation per se is the climate crisis where only its effects are affected as the important aspects of ecosystem services that risk stopping supply, anthropocene services in health (pandemic), tourism and logistics (fossil), trade (new laws such as the upcoming increased producer responsibility for textiles).

The course includes lectures, workshops, study visits, guest lecturers and role-playing exercises in collaboration with external actors.

More information:

  • Welcome lettter
  • Syllabus
  • Reading list
  • Link to preliminary schedule (available spring 2024)
  • Study period: October 2 -  October 31, 2024
Course examiner Christer Eldh talk about the course.

How to apply:

Students at Service Management: 
Apply through LADOK at Studentportalen. Information about the application will be sent out to our students before Summer. 

Students in other Master programmes at the Faculty of Social Sciences:
You apply through the Swedish application site (link to website). Deadline April 15th 2024.
Log in using your LU student ID. First select Lund University in the drop-down menu and enter your LU login and password. You may be able to log in with your original ID from university admissions, but by proving you are a current student at LU you will avoid the application fee.

More information can be found at Graduate school at the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Third Term Handbook at Graduate school will be available as a pdf during spring 2024.

Incoming exchange students:
Find more information on how to apply as an exchange student, visit this webpage.

Other students:
Apply through (link to website). Deadline for application April 15th 2024.


Contact us

Phone:+46 42-35 66 20
Email: info [at] ses [dot] lu [dot] se (info[at]ses[dot]lu[dot]se)