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Level 6 Managing Operational Risk & Governance (MOPR)

Professional qualifications

Level 6 Managing Operational Risk & Governance (MOPR)

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


About the qualification

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.

MOPR covers fraud, system failures, security breaches, model risk, legal and reputational risk – along with the legal obligations that banks must meet.

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.

On this programme, you’ll learn online from industry practitioners to gain the practical skills you need to manage operational risk and add value to your bank.

While studying with us, you’ll become a Member of The London Institute of Banking & Finance (MLIBF), receiving benefits including careers support and access to professional networking events. 

Your studies will cover

  • Identify and understand the implications of operational risk in banking
  • Evaluate the key operational risk regulations that banks must adhere to and justify the best practice they should observe
  • Evaluate and make recommendations of how operational risk should be managed to enhance the operational performance of a bank
  • Analyse and evaluate technological and cyber risks that banks face
  • Evaluate the importance of banks putting in place appropriate governance structures to ensure transparent risk management and decision making to promote public confidence in the banking system
How much does it cost? £610 – includes your study materials and coursework
Average time to complete? Six months
Number of units  One
How will I be assessed?  Coursework. View the assessment section for further details
What study materials do I get?

As part of your fee, you’ll get: 

  • tutor-led supported forum
  • 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

You will be learning on our new VLE Brightspace, click on the logo to find out more.

How will I study? Everything is online, you'll follow a structured timetable.
Regulation Registered with Ofqual in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) 

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MOPR consists of one unit.

Unit 1 – Managing Operational Risk and Governance (MOPR)

  • Definition of operational risk and how it fits into the wider 'risk governance framework'
  • 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.


You can register for one of the following study sessions throughout the year:

Details Date
Registration deadline
03 May 2022
Course start date 09 May 2022
Coursework deadline 26 September 2022

Details Date
Registration deadline
24 October 2022
Course start date 01 November 2022
Coursework deadline 20 March 2023



Assessed through a single written assignment of 3,000 words.

You will have six months from your course start date to complete the unit and submit your coursework. Coursework will be submitted electronically through the course site MyLIBF.

Your first attempt is included in the registration fee.

When you have successfully completed the qualification, we will post your certificate to you.


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