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Master of Science

MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics

Is ethical business decision making important to you?

Organisations are increasingly being held accountable by society for their business decisions with an ever-growing importance on ethical behaviours and corporate social responsibility (CSR). This one-year MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics is designed by real world industry experts to provide you with the professional skills and 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 MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics course looks at complex and changing relationships between corporations, stakeholders and the societies in which they operate. 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 corporate compliance affecting director and managerial decisions.

Optional Placement Year

All our Master’s courses offer an optional Placement Year, giving you the chance to practise your knowledge and skills, and enhance your employability. Find out more.

Why study with us?

  • 94% of postgraduate students in employment were in Highly Skilled Occupations 15 months after graduating (2019/20 Graduate Outcomes data).
  • Practical courses delivered by experienced teachers and specialists with industry expertise to boost your employability
  • Our Employment Promise offers your course fees back if you do not secure a job within 9 months of successfully completing your course
  • Focused learning - smaller class sizes mean friendly, personalised teaching, greater interaction and that your views will be heard
  • Check out how we can support your fees through scholarships and bursaries.

International Students: we are no longer accepting applications from people who need a Student Route visa for full-time courses that start before July 2023.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualification(s).

Full requirements

Next start date

January 2023

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STUDY ONLINE

 

If you’re looking for a more flexible approach to your studies, why not consider our online study option?

 

Secure a job within 9 months of successfully completing your course or your fees back.

Terms and Conditions apply.

94% of postgraduate students in employment were in Highly Skilled Occupations 15 months after graduating (2018/19 Graduate Outcomes data).

We have an overall 5 Star rating from QS World University Rankings and 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness.

Course Details

MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics

Our MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics degree 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 application. 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.

Placement Year
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 mind set; this entails an understanding of business ethics and values, self-awareness, mental flexibility and openness, resilience, and a commitment to lifelong learning.

Visit our Postgraduate Placement Year page for more details. 

Should you be unable to complete the full corporate governance and ethics programme, you may still be awarded a Diploma or Certificate depending on 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 within 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.

Course Structure

  • 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)

Course Start Dates

  • MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics
    • Full-time: London Moorgate
    • Part-time: London Moorgate
  • MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics with Placement Year
    • Full-time: London Moorgate
    • Part-time: London Moorgate
  • MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics
    • Full-time: London Moorgate
    • Part-time: London Moorgate
  • MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics with Placement Year
    • Full-time: London Moorgate
    • Part-time: London Moorgate
  • MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics
    • Full-time: GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: London Moorgate
  • MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics with Placement Year
    • Full-time: London Moorgate
    • Part-time: London Moorgate
  • MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics
    • Full-time: GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: London Moorgate
  • MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics with Placement Year
    • Full-time: London Moorgate
    • Part-time: London Moorgate
  • MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics
    • Full-time: GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: London Moorgate
  • MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics with Placement Year
    • Full-time: London Moorgate
    • Part-time: London Moorgate
  • MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics
    • Full-time: GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: London Moorgate
  • MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics with Placement Year
    • Full-time: London Moorgate
    • Part-time: London Moorgate

Online

Study MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics Online starting January 2023, May 2023, October 2023, February 2024, June 2024 or October 2024

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Study Online

You can also study the MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics online. If you’re looking for true flexibility in how, where and when you study, why not consider our online study option?

MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics Online ➔

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Course Information

 

To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdown.

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You will be assessed formally through a mix of individual assignments, group work and Dissertation/Project work.

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This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

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We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Applying

 

You can apply for this course directly with the University, or GISMA if you’d like to study in Berlin.

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UK Campuses
UK students: £10,000 (London), £9,000 (Non-London)
International students: £14,000 (London), £12,000 (Non-London)

All fees include a deposit of £250

Berlin Campus
€16,000 (UK/EU/International)

A 20% charge of the full year standard fee applies to the Placement Year for programmes starting from January 2023.

You could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan to study this course. We offer a range of bursaries and awards available to students for the development of skills in the professional services sector.

 
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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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