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Postgraduate Diploma in Risk & Compliance Management

ABP Postgraduate Diploma in Risk & Compliance Management (PGDRCM) has been specifically designed as an advanced course for mid-level and senior industry practitioners. ABP PGDRCM equips learners with knowledge on measuring the extent of serious uncertain events in business. PGDRCM provides academic and practical knowledge required to enhance a career in the compliance field, as well as a rigorous approach to self-reflection and personal development.

ABP PGDRCM enables to identify, assess and prioritise risks and compliance issues and find ways of mitigating the probability and/or severity that risks may have on the achievement of the objectives of a firm.

Demonstrate the highest level of specialist knowledge and skills in the field of compliance and risk management. Drive your personal leadership ambitions. Develop new ideas, explore cutting-edge best practice and gain a global perspective.

PGDRCM certificate is awarded by Edupro, UK. Edupro is an awarding organisation in UK with specialisation to award qualification in the field of business management, engineering management and technology management.


ABP PGDRCM has following six units.

UNIT 1: Compliance, Ethics & Governance

Session 1: Compliance and Business Ethics

Session 2: Governance and Compliance Programme

Session 3: Success Factors for Compliance Management

Session 4: Social and Regulatory Compliance

UNIT 2: Fair Labour Standards

Session 1: Employment and Services in Bangladesh

Session 2: Working Hours and Payments of Wages

Session 3: Occupational Health and Safety Practice

Session 4: Industrial Relations and Dispute Management

UNIT 3: Global Compliance

Session 1: International Compliance Management

Session 2: Money Laundering

Session 3: Unethical transaction and Money Laundering

Session 4: The Ecological and Ethical Effects

UNIT 4: Enterprise Risk Management

Session 1: Risk Management Fundamentals

Session 2: Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Risks

Session 3: Risk Identification and Treatment

Session 4: KRI and Risks Reporting

UNIT 5: Risk Management in Financial Institutions

Session 1: Risk in Financial Institutions

Session 2: Credit Risk Management of FIs

Session 3: Operational Risk Management of FIs

Session 4: Minimum Capital Requirements of FIs

UNIT 6: Evaluating Risk Management

Session 1: Quality Management Systems and Standards

Session 2: Risk Management and Audit

Session 3: Audit Planning and Inquiry

Session 4: ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management Guidelines

Credits: 6 Units x 20 credits = 120 credits

Please note that the above structure and units may be subject to change.



Shahariar Sadat

Head of Programme
Human Rights and Legal Aid Services (HRLS) at BRAC
Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh

Niamul Kabir

Md. Niamul Kabir

Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh
Consultant of Employment Law & Legal Compliance Affairs
Ex – Head of Legal and Compliance, BRAC


Mirza Shamim Ahasan Habib

Chief Consultant, Suscon
EX- Principal Consultant & Head of Project Implementation,
EQMS Consulting Limited
Ex-Team Leader, Jiban Bikash Karjocrom
Ex- Consultant, IUCN – Bangladesh
Ex-Consultant, PMTC Bangladesh
Ex-Manager – Operation/ and Corporate Sustainability HSBC


Md. Sazzad Manzur

Head of HR – Utah Group of Companies
Ex- Sr. Manager, HR – Epic Garments Mfg.Co.Ltd
Ex- Manager Admin & HR – Abdul Monem Ltd.
Ex- Dy. Manager, HR – Bashundhara Group
Ex- Sr. Admin Executive / Executive, Social Marketing Company (SMC), Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd. & Jamuna Group


Admission is open to individuals with an undergraduate degree from a recognised institution.

Those who do not hold a degree, but have exceptional professional experience in the relevant area are eligible to apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If, as expected, demand from qualified applicants exceeds available places, applicants are ranked for admission purposes on the basis of first come first serve basis and suitability for the programme. A waiting list may apply.

Admission Form
PGDRCM Certificate


Who should do

Heads of Compliance, Heads of Governance, Legal & Compliance Manager and Senior GRC Staff, Risk Staff, Internal and External Audit Staff, Company Secretary, Accountants, Legal Practitioners, Regulatory Representatives, Company Director / Board Members, Compliance Officer, Fresh Graduates.

Who will take the classes

ABP believes that effective learning occurs when the student experiences the application of classroom material to actual business problems.

We hire the leaders from respective industry who conduct classes and training.

See the complete list of ABP Trainers to check who are engaged with us.

Class schedule

All Classes and Exams are taken online now on Fridays and Saturdays.

Call us at 01791139998, 01844178017 for specific schedule of current batch.

What is the exam system

ABP PGDs are unit-based.

At this stage each unit is assessed online written exam. Duration of each exam is two and half hours.

Each unit is assessed internally by ABP. Internal assessment means that assessors of ABP are responsible for deciding how students have performed against the standards for the course.

ABP does this by using either assessment tasks that we have devised ourselves, or assessments that Edupro, UK has devised. The internal assessment decisions are externally verified by Edupro, UK.

What is the grading system

As an estimate of what quality of work you’re looking for, take a look at the grading guidelines below:

Distinction: Clearly demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of the topic, with a high degree of competence and has excellent usage of relevant literature, theory and methodology. For ease of understanding you need to get at least 80% marks in the assessment.

Merit: Has a critical understanding of the topic, a significant degree of competence and has appropriate usage of the relevant materials. For ease of understanding you need to get at least 65% marks in the assessment.

Pass: Evidence of some critical understanding of the topic, can use structured argument, and has a degree of competence when using relevant materials. For ease of understanding you need to get at least 50% marks in the assessment.

Can I retake an exam

Yes, if you are unable to get at least 50% marks or you could not attend any of the final exam, you can resit for the exam.

To know more about the resit exam process please consult with our Students Service Team.

Who will give the certificate

Once you completed all the units of PGDRCM successfully, you are eligible for the certification.

The certificate is awarded by Edupro, UK.


Offline/Physical Batch: Tk 40,000

Payment system (Payable in 2 instalments)
1st instalment (At the time of admission): Tk 20,000
2nd instalment (Before first-semester exam – within 3 months from orientation date): Tk 20,000


Online Batch: Tk 30,000

Payment system (Payable in 6 instalments)
1st instalment (At the time of admission): Tk 5,000
2nd to 6th instalment (Flexible payment plan available)

How to pay the fees

You can pay the admission fee in any of the following convenient modes:

    • Make payment online
    • Deposit to ABP Bank Account directly
    • POS machine at ABP Admission Desk
    • Cash Payment at ABP Admission Desk

Please call us at 01791 139998, 01844 178017 for further query.

How to take admission

Admissions to ABP PGD courses are taken in different sessions of the year. Follow the simple steps:

1) Download and complete the admission form or collect the admission form from our office.

2) Attach the following documents (and will not be reviewed until these are also received):

a. Certificate of achievement of previous qualifications
b. Transcript of previous qualifications
c. One Passport size photo

Your eligibility for the course will be assessed before your admission is accepted.

Contact us if you require any further assistance regarding admission.


Academy of Business Professionals (ABP) always pays close attention to convenient approach in terms of Admission Procedure.

Online Admission Form

Document Requirement:

Online Admission form must also be accompanied by the following documents:

  • Certificate of achievement of previous qualifications
  • One Passport size photo
  • Copy of NID