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This course, Principles for the Management of Operational Risk in the Financial Industry, is a detailed presentation on best industry practice in the management of operational risk in banks and other financial institutions.

These principles have been developed and issued by the Bank for International Settlements’ (BIS), Basel Committee for Banking Supervision. They also form a part of the well-known “Basel Accords”, which is the set of banking regulations (Basel I, II and III), that provides recommendations on banking regulations in regards to capital risk, market risk and operational risk.

Based on best industry practice and supervisory experience, these principles cover three all-embracing themes: governance, risk management and disclosure.

We examine each of these principles and their relative implementation factors – what the principle means and what should be addressed in putting its requirements in place. We conclude by putting the principles to the test when examining a detailed banking Case Study.

This course brings you up to speed on current practice in the field of managing operational risk in financial institutions. 


Learning Objectives

  • Discover the operational risk management principles involved and what they cover.
  • Explore the various implementation issues involved in setting each of these principles in place.
  • Recognize the different types of operational risks and their subcomponents. 
  • Discover the key elements involved in managing operational risk.
  • Explore the three themes involved: governance, risk management and disclosure and their interrelationships.
  • Explore an actual case study and recognize the key operational risk management principles and the issues involved.
Last updated/reviewed: June 23, 2021

13 Reviews (43 ratings)Reviews

Anonymous Author
Very good course. Great introduction for anyone new to the subject and good refresh if you have been away from the subject for a while. The course was well organized and the slides were very detailed.
Member's Profile
Very Informative. The supporting materials--slides were great for me, as I am visual learner and like to go back and re-review items I may have missed.
Member's Profile
I do not have experiences in the Financial Industry. Thanks to the course, I could see specific principles for the management of operational risk.
Member's Profile
A great primer to learning about operational risk management. The case study at the end is a perfect example of how internal controls can fail.
Anonymous Author
This course provides a good understanding of what Operational Risk is and what can be done to manage and reduce Operational Risk.
Anonymous Author
The presentation was a little slow, but overall good information on risk management at financial institutions and BASEL.
Member's Profile
good course on operational risk and management. members need to go through this course for more info and details
Member's Profile
Very interesting. The instructor was very knowledgeable and explained well in a clear way.
Member's Profile
Fantastic course, very applicable to every day risk management in capital markets!
Member's Profile
banking info was informative even if the field is not one a student is in
Anonymous Author
Great course!!! I really enjoyed the two case studies presented.
Member's Profile
Very easy to follow and learn from! Five stars, would recommend!
Anonymous Author
A very comprehensive course. The course was well organized..


Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
  2:56Introduction to Principles for the Management of Operational Risk in the Financial Industry
  8:51The Basel Accords
Principles for the Management of Operational Risk
  9:15The Principles for Managing Operational Risk
  2:03The Principles for Managing Operational Risk Continued
  9:49Principles 1 & 2 - General
  11:53Principles 3, 4 & 5 - Governance
  14:30Principles 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 - Risk Management
  15:06Principles 9 & 10
  2:23Principles 11 - Disclosure
  2:37Basel Accords Operational Risk Summary
Case Study
  10:26Operational Risk Case Study
  9:06Operational Risk Case Study Continued
  1:49:04Principles for the Management of Operational Risk in the Financial Industry
  PDFSlides: Principles for the Management of Operational Risk in the Financial Industry
  PDFPrinciples for the Management of Operational Risk in the Financial Industry Glossary/Index