Centre for Risk Studies

The Cambridge-McKinsey Risk Prize 2016

The Centre for Risk Studies, in conjunction with McKinsey & Company, is pleased to announce the 2016 annual risk prize. An award will be made for the best submission on risk management by a current Masters or PhD student at one of the following University of Cambridge departments:

  • Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS)
  • Department of Land Economy
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of History
  • Faculty of Law

The winner and two honourable mentions will be announced in early June 2016. The winner will be awarded a prize of £3,000 at the Cambridge Risk Centre's annual conference on 21 June 2016. The prize award ceremony will be at a plenary session attended by finance, industry and academic delegates. Judges will include members of McKinsey's Global Risk Practice, the Editor-in-Chief of the McKinsey Working Papers, and members of the Centre for Risk Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School. Eligibility for the prize and honourable mentions requires attendance of the prize award ceremony.

How to Apply

Entries should be in the form of an illustrated document no longer than 10 pages, including appendices and references. Exhibits and data tables are encouraged. The subject matter should be broadly related to risk management including governance, risk in strategy, risk modelling, risk metrics, or risk as a general subject. Potential subjects include regulation, corporations, global strategy and financial institutions.

Entrants are encouraged to view McKinsey's latest thinking on risk

CJBS entrants taking the Easter Term elective "Risk Management and Strategic Planning" may submit their course projects for the risk prize.

Entries must be submitted as a single document in PDF format by midnight 1 March 2016 by emailing enquiries.risk@jbs.cam.ac.uk with a subject line of "RISK PRIZE: your name and paper title". The PDF document must include:

  1. Title page
  2. A paper of 10 pages or less
  3. Signed prize declaration and bio-sketch/photo page form (docx, 372KB)

Read "Getting Started On Your Risk Essay"

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