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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?
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.
2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualification(s).Full requirements
January 2023See all Start Dates
If you’re looking for a more flexible approach to your studies, why not consider our online study option?
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.
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.
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.
Study MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics Online starting January 2023, May 2023, October 2023, February 2024, June 2024 or October 2024
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?
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.
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.Discover more
You can apply for this course directly with the University, or GISMA if you’d like to study in Berlin.
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
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.
We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.