Distance learning provided by Glasgow Caledonian available to members

Published on Thu, 10/09/2020 - 20:04

As part of Airmic’s partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University, members can achieve a 15% discount on several distance learning courses, including a Masters in risk management and Doctorate of business administration. Glasgow Caledonian is one of Airmic’s university partners and is a leading provider of courses related to risk management. The University also act as advisors to the successful Airmic Business Excellence Programme sponsored by AXA XL.

Julia Graham, Deputy CEO and Technical Director at Airmic, said: “We value highly our relationship with Glasgow Caledonian University and the courses made available to Airmic members are of an extremely high calibre. Any members interested in furthering their formal education would be wise to consider some of these options and explore their feasibility.”

The four courses that members qualify for a 15% discount on are:

Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA/DL) @ GCU, GSBS

As global organisations face increasing complexities, the need to identify and respond more quickly to change has become increasingly relevant. Join the DBA programme an innovative alternative to the traditional PhD route and study online via distance learning. This is an opportunity to investigate a subject in-depth within your industry sector to become an influential leader and expert in your business area, gaining a professional and academic qualification. Combine full-time employment while studying for our flagship DBA.

Students study a range of MBA modules during the taught element in addition to developing your research and data collection techniques, including managing a research project. Utilise your own work experience, knowledge and skills to solve complex business problems whilst developing your own talent and personal growth.

Our distinctive DBA programme attracts enterprising and socially-minded individuals with high managerial and leadership aspirations. The DBA would suit an individual with at least 3-5 years’ work experience and attracts middle/senior professionals with an aspiration to question the complex relationships between professional practice, theory, policy and research.

MSc Risk Management DL @ GSBS, GCU

As organisations face a growing number of global and strategic challenges, and the need for responsible leadership, good governance and ethical behaviour continues to rise and risk is at the forefront of all organisational management. For example, exiting from the unprecedented global Covid-19 pandemic requires that individuals have the necessary skills and knowledge to lead their organisation effectively, safely, and efficiently, by managing risk in the aftermath.

When you join the MSc Risk Management programme you will learn about managing risk within organisations and how to build a resilient organisation, manage crises using contingency planning whilst studying business continuity and risk analysis. You will become experienced in the tools and techniques to manage emerging and complex business risks effectively, in any type of organisation across the globe.

This programme is aimed at those wishing to gain a broader understanding risk management in business upskilling or you may already be working in a risk capacity but looking to gain a formal qualification in this area.

MSc International Banking, Finance and Risk Management DL @ GCU, GSBS

Despite the constant turmoil in financial markets, the global banking and financial industry continues to grow in terms of assets under management, profitability, and resilience. This expansion drives the demand for banking and finance professionals capable of anticipating, measuring, and protecting from financial risks, the assets entrusted to them by firms and households. The nature of modern banking requires that professionals operate efficiently in an interwoven, dynamic and volatile environment in which they must be ready to adapt to challenges from new technologies and anticipate the evolving nature of consumer needs and preferences.

They are not only required to provide governments, firms and households with financial products to help them meet their economic goals within regulatory frameworks, but also to the ethical and socio-cultural expectations of the public invested in the far-reaching impact of industry’s operations. This programme was designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of the theories, concepts and financial techniques necessary in banking and financial operations.


The Global MBA course provides sessions on contemporary issues such as:

  • Dealing with Black Swan Events (such as COVID-19) and Scenario Planning
  • Crisis Leadership
  • Business Continuity in Uncertain times

This distinctive MBA course is designed for enterprising and socially minded individuals with aspirations to become a professional manager with an instinct for creating sustainable business in a socially responsible manner. This practical and applied course provides insight into the everyday challenges confronting managers within a range of business and third sector organisations across the globe. We emphasise the role, contribution and integration of the key business functions to enhance your ability to design and deliver effective organisation-wide strategies.

How members can apply for the discount?

The application of the 15% discount will be to the full programme cost, however if you would like to take one module only to see if DL study is for you then we’ll apply the 15% discount to this also. The discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts, for example alumni, early payment etc. and can only be applied to the programmes listed above.

For more information on Glasgow Caledonian University visit their website.