The MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics Online is designed to ensure you gain a comprehensive understanding of the most important concepts in corporate governance in a global context as well as an enhanced understanding of ethical decision-making and CSR. Students will critically assess business activities and decision-making in the context of sustainable economic growth and its meaning to organisations, governments, and society.
The course is delivered by academics with extensive practical experience to ensure that research is combined with relevant real-life applications. Students will apply theoretical concepts to real-life case studies in a practice-based environment and will have the opportunity to develop links with employers and professional bodies.
Upon completion of this course, students will be knowledgeable, competent and effective business managers with a strong understanding of corporate governance and ethical business behaviours. Graduates will be highly sought after by employers as attitudes within the corporate world are changing in line with society. The course is available to study both online and face to face, and full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 years).
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New from September 2022 – enhance your skills and employability with a Placement Year.
2:2 or above from a UK bachelor's degree, or equivalent qualifications.
International students additionally require an English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
Are you looking to expand your knowledge in the ever-changing world of business decision-making?
Organisations are increasingly held responsible for their business decisions and there is ever-growing importance on ethical behaviours and corporate social responsibility (CSR). The Master of Science Corporate Governance and Ethics Online is designed by real-world industry experts to provide you with professional skills and an in-depth understanding of the ethical and legal issues surrounding business decision-making. You will explore the functioning of corporate governance within an organisation and develop an enhanced understanding of ethical decision-making and CSR.
Our online MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics course enables you to work at the governance heart of an organisation and work across a range of different organisational structures, presenting a dynamic career path.
Graduates from this course will have the knowledge and the skills to understand the importance of ethical business behaviours as well as the current policy trends and developments in company law affecting director and managerial decisions.
The MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics – Online programme can be studied full-time over a 12-month period or part-time over a 21-month period providing flexibility around your commitments.
Choose to study the optional Placement Year for the opportunity to gain significant practical skills and elevate your career. Employers are looking for graduates with a business-ready mindset; this entails an understanding of business ethics and values, self-awareness, mental flexibility and openness, resilience, and a commitment to lifelong learning.
Should you be unable to complete the full MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics Online programme, you may still be awarded a Diploma or Certificate depending on the terms completed.
Professional Development and Coaching
All Master’s programmes are integrated with a Professional Development Module, specifically designed to help boost your professional leadership skills and expertise. We will work with you on a Personal Development Plan (PDP) tailored to your career goals, in addition to employment workshops and events.
You will receive individual coaching from a professional coach to help improve your skills in leadership, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, innovation, cultural communication, and growth mindset. We are the only business school in the UK to offer professional development coaching for all our postgraduate students and this is a testament to our dedication to helping you achieve your ambitions.
This course is available Full-Time (1 year) and Part-Time (2 years). For Full-Time study mode students will complete 60 credits each semester and for Part-Time 30 credits each semester.
Global Business Strategy (15 credits)
Innovation Management in a Digital Age (15 credits)
Success Through Business Ethics (15 credits)
Finance for Decision Makers (15 credits)
International Business Ethics (15 credits)
Corporate Governance (15 credits)
Corporate Social Responsibility (15 credits)
Corporate Legal Frameworks (15 credits)
Responsibility of Directors (15 credits)
Business Project (45 credits)
Professional Development (non-credit bearing)
You will be assessed formally through a mix of individual assignments, group work and Dissertation/Project work.
This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.