Risk Management and Safety - University of St. Gallen


The management of risk is highly relevant for any company. Risks have to be addressed on a corporate and operational level and managing those is part of good corporate governance. Aviation safety is highly regulated, but is regulation enough? This course explains how to be compliant with regulations and offers tools and practices to be efficient. The topic of safety culture will be discussed. This course will link top-level risk management with operational risk management on an operational, strategic and financial level with a strong operational safety risk management focus.

This course is part of the IATA - University of St. Gallen Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in Global Aviation Management.

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Course Code: TALL-39

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by lecturers and professors at the University of St. Gallen.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.


  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

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Risk Management and Safety - University of St. Gallen

Switzerland, St. Gallen (USG-IATA)
5 - 7 September, 2022
Please register by 15 Aug
All prices are before tax. Class no: 149740 English
Dev. Nations
USD 1,920
USD 1,920
USD 192

Geneva Training Center information

For more information, please contact:

Dr. René Puls
Program Manager Global Air Transport Management
Center for Aviation Competence (University of St. Gallen)
Dufourstrasse 40a
CH-9000 St. Gallen
Phone: +41 71 224 73 46

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Distinguish between risk and safety management in organizations
  • Recognize the relevance and essentials of safety monitoring and communication
  • Demonstrate the application of internal control systems and reporting tools
  • Interact with peers on hazard identification and documentation
  • Describe how safety culture can be combined with official ICAO SMS requirements

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Risk management
  • Safety management
  • Internal controls
  • Communication and education
  • Hazard identification
  • Safety culture


  • Industry roundtable
  • Reflection

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Accountable Managers
  • Key Account, Project, Product Managers
  • Risk Managers, Controllers, Regulators
  • Cockpit and Cabin Crew

Certificate awarded

A CFAC-UNISG Confirmation of Attendance is awarded upon successful completion of the course and assessment (required for DAS Program).

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