Author(s): Anass BAYAGA
The objective of this study is to investigate the relationship between the determinants of institutional Objectives and institutional-wide risk identification. In this study, guided by both qualitative and quantitative methods, the researcher uses content analysis and Speraman’s ranked correlation analysis to investigate relationship between determinants of institutional Objectives and institutional-wide risk identification. The researcher also controls for other determinant using partial correlation analysis. The results were in two folds. Firstly -the University under investigation does not identify and prioritise its risks to a sufficient standard- that the University’s’ key risks are not linked to its strategic objectives- that the University does not ensure that the awareness of the institution’s key risks is cascaded downward, upward or horizontally through out the university employees. Secondly, the findings indicated that - there was strong, positive correlation between F1 (clientele base-institutional objectives) and risk identification activity- in contrast, there was no relationship between F2 (opportunity for learning ) and risk identification- meanwhile, there was evidence to suggest good agreement between F3 (sources of risk) and risk identification- finally, there was a strong, negative correlation between F4 (alumina related institutional objective ) and risk identification.