Managing Operational Risk & Governance Level 6

About the Programme

Explore how banks achieve business objectives, enhance stakeholder returns and meet client expectations through effective operational risk management.

Learn online from industry practitioners to gain the practical skills you need to manage operational risk and add value to your bank.

Why study This programme?

Operational risk has been transformed by Covid but as a leader in banking and finance, you have to embrace change. 

That means, if you’re a senior financial professional – from mid-management to board level – you need a solid understanding of how to stay ahead and manage operational risks as they evolve. 

Along with the legal obligations that banks must meet, MOPR covers:

  • fraud
  • system failures
  • security breaches
  • model risk
  • legal and reputational risk. 

You’ll learn from a selection of life-like scenarios that demonstrate the practical elements of risk management within a contemporary bank. 

You’ll discover how to manage operational risk to increase business performance in the current macro-economic environment and build your knowledge of best practice in bank governance. 

MOPR will help you advance your career and help you progress towards chartered status with The London Institute of Banking & Finance. 


MOPR has one module, teaching:

  • the definition of operational risk and how it fits into the wider ‘risk governance framework’
  • an overview of the key operational risks that banks face
  • how to manage operational risk from a business perspective
  • the business performance implications for poor operational risk management
  • operational risk regulation and measurement
  • operational risk evaluation, including improving capability, risk control and mitigation
  • risk prioritisation, assessment, management, reporting and recovery
  • IT risk management, including IT failure and cyber risks
  • bank corporate governance frameworks, including the role of the board of directors, risk committee and other lines of defence
  • board composition and remuneration.

MOPR runs twice a year but you can register whenever you’re ready. Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to a tutor-supported forum and you’ll receive the following:

  • online study materials
  • a study planner
  • the unit syllabus
  • specimen paper
  • videos and audio learning materials
  • live and recorded webinars
  • access to our virtual library KnowledgeBank.

The course typically takes six months to complete and you will be assessed on the basis of a single written assignment of 3,000 words.

The Programme

Indicative Content

  • Qualification specification

    This Level 6 Managing Operational Risk qualification provides an insight into operational risk management along with addressing current developments and best practice banking governance.

    Please read the qualification specification for more information about the modules included in this course.

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