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Corporate Governance with Graduate ICSA MSc

Corporate Governance with Graduate ICSA MSc

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Full time | Southwark Campus | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Management Planning

Course type


Course Summary


This course provides a sound understanding of corporate governance and leadership from investor and stakeholder perspectives. It will develop your ability to appreciate and influence the factors governing corporate affairs.This course is accredited by the ICSA. The School also has Centre of Excellence status with the IOEE, in recognition of our leading-edge practice.


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 The Masters in Corporate Governance combined with the internationally recognised ICSA qualification makes graduates highly employable in senior governance and administration positions. On this programme you will be encouraged to develop yourself in order to become a key player, with the skills, vision and ability to influence change. Due to their varied knowledge and expertise, qualified chartered secretaries command highly-paid jobs in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Teaching and learning

Lectures cover concepts which underpin participative approaches to learning. Workshops, seminars, case studies and student led discussions facilitate more active modes of learning. Assessment is by a combination of examination and/or coursework. Lecturers offer a rich profile of academic and professional qualifications backed by teaching and/or research experience. An academic is appointed as your Dissertation Facilitator, to offer guidance and constructive advice on the preparation of your dissertation.


The module explores the discipline of risk management, including how risk management links to compliance management within organisations. The module also examines the role of the board in terms of the risk management processes and will explore techniques that can be used to ensure the effective assessment, monitoring and control of risk at all levels within an organisation.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications will be considered for admission: Normally a relevant honours degree (minimum lower second) in accounting and finance, UK law, business studies or economics. Other degrees and equivalent qualifications will be considered on merit, Completion of all levels of the CCAB professional examinations and ICSA Diploma in Business; Completion of all levels of CIMA examinations and other (non-relevant) qualifications will be considered if students have relevant business experience.

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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