Natural disasters, terrorist attacks or the loss of important suppliers and service providers are events that occur somewhere in the world each and every day. Each of these threats can disable an organisation for days, weeks or months, or even lead to having to cease operating. Effective Risk and Business Continuity Management can make the difference between survival and collapse of an organisation. Business Continuity Management is an all-encompassing methodology that helps to protect an organisation from risks and to ensure that time-critical business processes will continue to function even during outages or emergencies. BCM includes a whole range of tools that students will get to learn during the course, in theory and in practice.