4. Foundation Courses

BCM103 Conducting a BIA and Risk Assessment (BCM103)

This ‘Conducting a BIA/Risk Assessment’ course is the third in our 9-part series of BCM Foundation short courses which, when taken together, provides an in-depth view of the Plan-Do-Check-Act business continuity management lifecycle.

It proceeds with particular emphasis on ISO 22301 (revised), the international standard for BCM.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should:
> have a solid understanding of the overall Business Continuity Management lifecycle
> have the knowledge required to conduct a Risk Assessment and Business Impact Analysis for their organization


This course is designed for executives, managers, business continuity planners, business unit staff and business owners who are or may be involved in business continuity planning

It is also highly useful for emergency managers, internal and external auditors, records managers, information technology managers, administrative heads, and others responsible for the effective administration of any size of organization

This course assumes the student has some prior knowledge of Business Continuity Management.
  • Lesson 1 – Course Overview
  • Lesson 2 – 7 Steps to Organizational Resilience
  • Lesson 3 – Conducting a BIA
  • Lesson 4 – Identifying Key Business Activities
  • Lesson 5 – 5 Basic Steps in a BIA
  • Lesson 6 – Collecting and Compiling BIA Data
  • Lesson 7 – BIA Assignment
  • Lesson 8 – Risk Assessments
  • Lesson 9 – Business Unit Risk Assessment
  • Lesson 10 – Presenting Reports to Senior Management
  • Lesson 11 - Short Quiz
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever