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MSc Risk Management students to complete dissertations with NATS

Published: 23 June 2020

NATS has collaborated with the Centre for Risk Research to run industry-focused dissertations for students on the 2019/2020 MSc Risk Management programme. The dissertations have been defined to address industry needs whilst simultaneously meeting high quality academic requirements expected for the MSc Risk Management dissertations.

Following a competitive process, MSc Risk Management students Miss Maryam Alyahya and Miss Van Anh Nguyen were selected to undertake the two dissertations. The projects, titled “Identification of built-in Risk Management” and “Subjectivity of Maturity Judgments”, aim to support improvements in business case development within a large organisation such as NATS. These industry dissertations are the first of a number of collaborative projects agreed with NATS. Several future projects have been organised that will address the enterprise and operational risks that are expected to arise in the coming years.

Dr. Mario Brito, who organised this new collaboration with NATS, commented: “This cooperation with NATS is a great benefit to our students. For example, during the competitive selection process, the students had the opportunity to develop and test their interview skills. The students will now learn how to prepare and deliver meetings with clients, and will be given the opportunity to become more confident at applying advanced risk management processes to challenging business cases. All of this will be supported by the excellent mentoring and advice from academics and senior business professionals.”

Dr. Nuno Cebola, Enterprise Risk Manager for NATS, commented: “Collaborating with Southampton Business School and the Centre for Risk Research is exciting for NATS. We aim to provide stimulating projects to students who can deliver excellent research and knowledge to support NATS in our continual risk management improvement activities.”

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