Delivered in Guernsey by Bournemouth University, this exciting course will provide you with a highly specialised set of skills and develop your ability to appreciate and influence the factors governing corporate affairs.
We developed the programme in close collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), and one of the attractions of the course is that it produces a manager who has competence in all areas of business. Overall the course offers:
An academically rigorous and highly practical qualification (MSc)
Development of professional and managerial abilities
Qualification with graduate status of ICSA (GradICSA).
It is essentially a mixture of finance, law and governance focusing on the role of corporate administration. In this context, ‘corporate’ is used in its wider sense and therefore includes private, public and not-for-profit organisations.
A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Corporate Management & Control (27, 28 September, 18, 19 October, 8, 9, 29 November. Exam: 13 December): You´ll be exposed to legal principles and specific areas of legislation affecting business transactions and internal financial control, enabling you to merge theory and practice in applying the concepts of corporate and business strategy.
Corporate Law - Theory & Practice (10, 11, 31 January, 1, 21, 22 February): In this unit, you will gain an understanding of contemporary corporate law, evaluating key issues from theoretical and practical perspectives.
Corporate Stewardship: Illustrating the fundamental concepts in the protection of intellectual property rights, this unit will provide an understanding of the role of company secretary in the effective administration of organisations while covering key issues risk management.
Corporate Governance & Ethics: The objectives, principles and methods of Corporate Governance practice in different economic environments. You´ll show how governance and ethics can support managerial decision-making, particularly for risk management.
Financial Reporting & Analysis: Learn the main principles and techniques involved in the production and operation of financial statements and the analysis of corporate financial reporting.
International Corporate Finance: The aims of this unit are to address the importance of the corporate finance function in an internationally diverse corporation and to offer a framework for assisting corporate decision makers in a complex, dynamic and inherently uncertain external environment.
Research Project: The research project provides Master’s level students with an opportunity to undertake a significant piece of self-managed research in an area that interests you and is relevant to the course.
The majority of career opportunities will lie within the company secretarial and finance functions, but the programme will also be invaluable to any aspiring senior manager or for those running their own company.
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