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MSc Corporate Governance

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Delivered in Guernsey by Bournemouth University, this exciting course will provide you with a highly specialised set of skills and develop your ability to appreciate and influence the factors governing corporate affairs.

We developed the programme in close collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), and one of the attractions of the course is that it produces a manager who has competence in all areas of business. Overall the course offers:

  • An academically rigorous and highly practical qualification (MSc)
  • Development of professional and managerial abilities
  • Qualification with graduate status of ICSA (GradICSA).

It is essentially a mixture of finance, law and governance focusing on the role of corporate administration. In this context, ‘corporate’ is used in its wider sense and therefore includes private, public and not-for-profit organisations.

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) and BU institutional data unless otherwise stated.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2018 (year two entry), September 2019 (year one entry)


GTA University Centre, Guernsey


15 months


Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators

Relevant subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

September 2018 (year two entry): Applicants with ICSA (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) member status (associate or fellow) will be granted exemptions of up to 60 M level credits.

Applicants with CCAB (Consultative Committee of Accounting Bodies) member qualification or equivalent may also be granted exemptions of up to 60 M level credits.

Applicants holding other appropriate professional qualifications may be considered on an individual basis for exemptions of up to 60 M level credits.

These exemptions will normally only apply when the qualifications were obtained within 10 years prior to the start of the programme, or applicants can demonstrate they have undertaken continuing professional development since qualification.

September 2019 (year one entry): A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

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The majority of career opportunities will lie within the company secretarial and finance functions, but the programme will also be invaluable to any aspiring senior manager or for those running their own company.

What our students say

Diana Giuliana

The course has taught me to be better in group work and communicate with other nationalities which is very important for companies which should enhance my employability.

Hear from our staff

Professor Steve Letza

The postgraduate framework consists of a number of elements at the heart of which are the Finance subjects themselves but around that sits a number of related topics.