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 postgraduate degree 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.

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*

New from October 2022 – all Master’s courses will have an optional Placement Year to gain significant skills to enhance your employability.

Why study with us?

• 94% of postgraduate students in employment were in Highly Skilled Occupations 15 months after graduating (2018/19 Graduate Outcomes data). Contains HESA Data © HESA 2021 (www.hesa.ac.uk)
• Practical courses delivered by experienced teachers and specialists with industry expertise to boost your employability
• 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.

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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

October 2022

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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?

 

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

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Course Details

MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics

Our MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics 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.

So how does it work?
Having completed the first year of studies, the second year will be spent on placement in employment. Whilst you will be responsible for finding your own placement, you will be fully supported by a Placement Tutor and our dedicated Business Employability Team. Throughout the year, you will receive monthly coaching from a Placement Tutor to help accelerate skills development and self-awareness within a work environment, complementing the knowledge gained from our academic courses, for a minimum of 30 weeks. You will be given the opportunity to transfer to the placement version of your MSc within a period during your first year of studies.

Our placement year courses are open to everyone including international students, who can contact our International office for specific advice and guidance.

*Subject to academic approval

Should you be unable to complete the full programme, you may still be awarded a Diploma or Certificate depending on terms completed.

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

Online

Study MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics Online starting October 2022, February 2023 or June 2023

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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)

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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