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Corporate Governance
Postgraduate course
MSc

Corporate Governance

*This course is offered via distance learning which is part-time for 12 months with an intensive two week study block at our University. **This course is currently undergoing revalidation and is therefore subject to change. Please contact Direct Admissions to register your interest for information on the new course.

Overview

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. This course will give you the ability to influence strategic decision making, understand risk control and ethical considerations when it comes to leadership, and manage relationships with investors and key stakeholders.

You will develop your understanding of general management theory, challenge current modes of thinking and generate new ideas to improve your professional practice. You will gain a highly specialised set of board-level leadership skills, enabling you to recognise, analyse and, ultimately, influence the factors governing corporate affairs.

The fast-track delivery of this course will allow you to study efficiently over an intense two-week study block on campus. You will then be suitably supported during the distance learning element of the course that follows.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.

Our course will provide you with current theoretical knowledge, which has practical value for any middle or senior manager, executive, or self-employed entrepreneur looking to develop a practical understanding of corporate governance. You will work with and share best practice ideas with fellow peers, and will have the opportunity to attend guest lectures with experts from industry.

The fast track delivery of this course will allow you to study more efficiently and effectively over an intense two week study block at our University supported after this by distance learning.

Entry Requirements

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

All applicants must ALSO meet one of the following requirements to enter this fast-track route:

  • Be a corporate director (executive or non-executive director, including Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO) for 2 years.
  • Be a senior-level manager at a company or organisation (with at least 30 employees) for 3 years.
  • Be a middle-level manager at a company or organisation (with at least 30 employees) for 4 years.
  • Be a front-line manager at a company or organisation (with at least 30 employees) for 5 years.
  • Be a professional accountant, auditor, legal advisor, business consultant, economist, business analysts, senior administrator, or the equivalent, for 6 years.
  • Be an Owner or Manager of any size company or organisation for 6 years.

Supporting documents for your application should include the following:

  1. An original appointment letter, certificate or the equivalent.
  2. A personal statement of working and learning experiences and achievements with examples (approx. 2000 words).
  3. A current curriculum vitae.
  4. All relevant academic and training certificates.
  5. Two references (one reference must be from a senior member of staff at your current place of work). A template can be accessed at this link.

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

More information about the course can be found 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 either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

All applicants must ALSO meet one of the following requirements to enter this fast-track route:

  • Be a corporate director (executive or non-executive director, including Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO) for 2 years.
  • Be a senior-level manager at a company or organisation (with at least 30 employees) for 3 years.
  • Be a middle-level manager at a company or organisation (with at least 30 employees) for 4 years.
  • Be a front-line manager at a company or organisation (with at least 30 employees) for 5 years.
  • Be a professional accountant, auditor, legal advisor, business consultant, economist, business analysts, senior administrator, or the equivalent, for 6 years.
  • Be an Owner or Manager of any size company or organisation for 6 years.

Supporting documents for your application should include the following:

  1. An original appointment letter, certificate or the equivalent.
  2. A personal statement of working and learning experiences and achievements with examples (approx. 2000 words).
  3. A current curriculum vitae.
  4. All relevant academic and training certificates.
  5. Two references (one reference must be from a senior member of staff at your current place of work). A template can be accessed at this link.

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

More information about the course can be found 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.
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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.


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Corporate Governance

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Modules & learning

Develop an understanding of the current issues in corporate governance facing directors and senior executive managers, and the role the board and directors play in ensuring effective, ethical and good governance practice.

Address stakeholder management in a critical and integrated way by developing and addressing theory, values and techniques for engaging stakeholders. You'll also learn how stakeholder management relates to corporate responsibility, governance and leadership.

You will carry out an in-depth research project in a subject area that is appropriate to the course and of particular interest to you.

Leeds Beckett University
Dr William Sun
Reader
Dr. William Sun is Reader in Management and Deputy Director of the Centre for Governance, Leadership and Global Responsibility. He has published more than 70 journal papers and 30 authored or edited books on the subjects of corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, company law and transition economics. He is editor of the well-received book series Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability published by Emerald Group Publishing since 2010.
This is a fascinating learning opportunity for anyone keen to develop new ideas and challenge taken-for-granted modes of thinking. We will help you critically and strategically reflect on your work experiences in or with corporations.
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Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

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Distance Learning

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 get can get involved in learning. Our flexible courses – internet-based learning and part-time options – give you more choice, 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.

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