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Are you looking to expand your knowledge in the ever-changing world of business decision-making?
Organisations are increasingly held responsible for their business decisions and there is an ever-growing importance on ethical behaviours and corporate social responsibility (CSR). The Master of Science Corporate Governance and Ethics Online 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 company law affecting director and managerial decisions.
The MSc Corporate Governance and Ethics – Online programme can be studied full-time over a 12 month period or part-time over a 21 month period providing flexibility around your commitments.
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.
2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualification(s).
This course is available Full-Time (1 year) and Part-Time (2 years).
October 2022See all Start Dates
You can apply directly with The University of Law to study one of our online courses.
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.
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
This course is available Full-Time (1 year) and Part-Time (2 years). For Full-Time study mode students will complete 60 credits each semester and for Part-Time 30 credits each semester.
You can also study this course at one of our campuses across the UK. If you’re looking for a more traditional university experience, why not consider studying on campus?
To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdown.
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