Postgraduate MSc

Corporate Governance

Develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work as a company secretary. You’ll prepare for a dynamic career at the governance heart of an organisation.

Corporate Governance

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    12 Months
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

This course will enable you to expand your horizons across the corporate sector. You might have existing experience in law, finance or general business. 

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Transform your outlook and cultivate a global perspective
  • Develop the knowledge and skills you’ll need as a company secretary 
  • Prepare for a dynamic career potentially working across a range of different organisational structures
  • Gain a strong understanding of governance and general management theory
  • Be encouraged by your tutors to challenge current modes of thinking and to generate new ideas to improve your professional practice
  • Work with your peers to share best practice and generate new ideas
  • Gain a highly specialised set of board-level leadership skills that will enable you to recognise, analyse and influence the factors governing corporate affairs

Professional accreditation

This programme is accredited as meeting the Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme (CGQP). 

Make a positive impact 

The company secretary is a strategic and influential position that sits at the heart of governance operations within an organisation. As a qualified company secretary, you could have great influence on the ethical and moral quality of boardroom decision-making and actions, giving you the opportunity to make a positive impact in the world.

The Chartered Governance Institute Competency Framework

See what it takes to be a high performing Company Secretary in the The Chartered Governance Institute competency framework.

Enhance your prospects

This course will provide an established route into a range of senior boardroom, governance and leadership careers, including the role of chartered secretary. 

Find out more about becoming a governance professional in the The Chartered Governance Institute brochure, including: 

  • The qualities and competencies required
  • Possible career paths
  • Typical pay levels 
  • Qualifications

Why study Corporate Governance at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Access to international networks
  2. Become a resilient and authentic leader
  3. Focus on your direct route to the boardroom
  4. Access to a world-class peer group
  5. Develop your ability to influence
  6. Gain insight through Leeds Business School guest lectures
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