Full-time - 16 months; Part-time - normally 32 months
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. You are encouraged to develop yourself in order to become a key player, with the skills, vision and ability to influence change.
Lectures cover concepts which underpin and facilitate informed participative approaches to learning. Workshops, seminars, case studies and student led discussions facilitate more active modes of learning. Assestment is by a combination of examination and/or coursework. Lecturers offer a rich profile of academic and professional qualifications backed by professional , 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.
To apply for a Taught Masters postgraduate course at LSBU you need one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 580 (Paper) or 237 (Computer) or 90 (Internet)
- Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto, average 6.0-6.9 (old grading system), or 1.5 in new grading system
For Postgraduate Diploma and Masters courses the normal entry qualification is an Honours degree or equivalent. For some Postgraduate Diplomas alternative qualifications are accepted along with relevant work experience. The University considers each application on its merits and is prepared to admit candidates who can demonstrate they have reached the normal entry requirements on the basis of prior experiential learning.
gain Graduate ICSA status
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 PgDip comprises six taught modules (five full modules and two half modules) and the MSc comprises the same modules plus a dissertation (circa 16,000 words) in the subject area of corporate governance.
Corporate Governance- Principles & Practice
International Financial Reporting & Analysis
Business & Corporate Law
International Finance and Decision Making
Corporate Secretarial Practice (1/2 module)
Research Design and Methods (1/2 module)
Dissertation (required for award of MSc)
Due to their varied knowledge and expertise, qualified company secretaries command highly-paid jobs in the private, public and voluntary sectors. The Masters degree in Corporate Governance combined with the internationally recognised ICSA qualification makes graduates highly employable in senior governance and administration positions.
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course.
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