Crisis and Business Continuity Management

Module code: CORP 3364

Module description

The module challenges participants to take a counter-intuitive but important step in their business education - to consider how organisations are exposed to, and deal with, crises and business interruptions. The module synthesises two essential components, each of which have underlying theory and practice - crisis management and business continuity management.

Through the duration of the module, students will immerse themselves in crisis and business continuity management theory and practice, having an opportunity to demonstrate their fomentation of knowledge and skills in critical, applied and real-time manners.

At the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • Identify, evidence and diagnose the impact and dynamics of business and organisational interruptions
  • Understand the dynamic process of crisis development and systematically analyse vulnerabilities
  • Identify, quantify and prioritise risks whilst recognising the limitations of risk management
  • Critically evaluate the content and context of business continuity plans
  • Demonstrate decision making skills in simulated crises situations
  • Please note that assessment information is subject to change

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 22 hours
  • Tutorials: 8 hours


  • Written assignment (1000 words):50%
  • Exam (60 mins): 50%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books