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Corporate Governance with Graduate ICSA MSc

Corporate Governance with Graduate ICSA MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Management Planning

Course type


Course Summary

The course is academically rigorous and meets the professional needs of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)qualification whereby students are given full exemption from ICSA's Professional Examinations. Successful students gain Grad ICSA status in addition to the Masters. Those with the relevant work experience can apply for chartered secretary status and use the post-nominal ACIS. The programme is designed to provide a sound understanding of corporate governance and leadership from corporate, investor and stakeholder perspectives. This course will also equip you with a highly specialised set of skills that will develop the ability to appreciate and influence the factors governing corporate affairs. The programme is benchmarked against ICSA’s own high level standards. On completion, graduates who go on to become chartered secretaries will be professionally qualified to undertake a variety of senior roles in governance, law, finance, strategy, leadership, and administration. Many will follow a highly successful and financially rewarding career in a number of sectors, including private, public and voluntary. Upon completion of the course you will: Gain Graduate ICSA status, with the opportunity to apply for full Chartered Membership; Gain in depth understanding of corporate governance, from corporate, investor and stakeholder perspectives; Have a better understanding of management theory, as well as a highly specialised set of board level leadership skills; Gain the skills to become a strategic thinker able to recognise, analyse and influence the factors governing corporate affairs; You'll benefit from a wide range of extra-curricular activities including academic skills for finance, accounting and governance, research techniques, a range of Bloomberg Aptitude Tests, specialist visitor speakers, and expert symposiums and conferences.

Different course options

Full time | Southwark Campus | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module comes under Semester 2.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have any Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division; or Completion of all levels of the CCAB professional examinations. They need to complete of all levels of CIMA examinations. These students will be considered for exemptions from their equivalent papers. Students need ICSA Diploma in Business and other (non-relevant) qualifications will be considered if students have relevant business experience. Business experience is considered desirable.

University information

London South Bank University (LSBU) is a cosmopolitan university with over 15,000 students, from over 130 countries – and a global alumni network of over 80,000. LSBU is one of London’s oldest universities; since 1892 the University has focused on providing professional opportunity for all who can benefit. The University has strong links with business and employers in the private and public sectors, which feed into courses and help students...more

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