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Corporate Governance (Top Up)
Postgraduate course
MSc

Corporate Governance (Top Up)

International Scholarships available

Overview

Enhance your Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA) Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme (CSQS) qualification by completing a dissertation and securing a masters degree in corporate governance.

An expert tutor will support you through your dissertation, an in-depth project focused on enhancing corporate governance practice. You will define your own area of investigation, be that corporate governance, compliance or social responsibility and performance, with the aim of supporting your professional development and improving the corporate governance of your organisation so it becomes a beacon for good practice.

You will be a graduate of the ICSA’s CSQS programme or hold a similar qualification. Studying part-time and with the support of an applied business school, you will be able to fit your studies into your professional schedule.

Following a number of high-profile organisational scandals, effective corporate governance and the need for transparency and fairness in business is high on the agenda around the world. As a result, organisations are under more scrutiny than ever, and the pressure is on company secretaries to become more effective in developing good business conduct. This course will give you a more holistic perspective of the governance eco-system and challenges and it will enable you to provide more considered solutions to complex business dilemmas.

You will join a collaborative academic community in an applied business school right in the heart of the city. Specialist academic staff will support you in defining your area of investigation before you start researching and writing your dissertation. This mix of specialist support and resources will give you the impetus to produce work that could be deemed suitable for publication upon completion.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

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This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Course Features

  • 24/7 Library
  • Expert careers service

Entry Requirements

Requirements

Applicants should be a graduate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme (CSQS) or hold a similar qualification. All suitable candidates who meet the entry requirements will be interviewed and required to engage in a pre-course induction session.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link.

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements

Applicants should be a graduate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme (CSQS) or hold a similar qualification. All suitable candidates who meet the entry requirements will be interviewed and required to engage in a pre-course induction session.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link.

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Corporate Governance (Top Up)

Careers

Teaching and learning

Dr Nick Beech
Dr Nick Beech
Course Director
Nick is the Director of Executive Learning within Leeds Business School. Working with the university’s Centre for Governance, Leadership & Global Responsibility, he has overseen a variety of executive courses, including the MSc Corporate Governance, MBA (Executive) and MSc Executive Leadership & Corporate Social Responsibility, and professional programmes such as the Institute of Directors qualification. His specialist field of research and publication is that of corporate governance, decision-making and executive coaching. He is enthusiastic about helping others to champion good professional practice.
Corporate failure is often due to executives becoming removed from the reality of their business and focusing on the past instead of the future. For organisations to thrive in these challenging times, good governance is essential, and boards have to take collective responsibility for the business and directors must continually develop to stay ahead of the game. The company secretary should champion good governance practice and critical thinking within the boardroom.

Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Facilities

  • The Rose Bowl
    The Rose Bowl

    The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

Location

City Campus

City Campus

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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