Management & Corporate Governance
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Ulster University - Belfast

Management & Corporate Governance

The only course in Ireland which combines postgraduate study in management and corporate governance with an in-demand Chartered Governance Institute Qualification (GradGC). This demanding and rewarding programme can help you work towards the professional CG Affiliated qualification, awarded by The Chartered Governance Institute, the professional body for chartered secretaries. Get the knowledge, professional and transferable skills that will equip you for senior appointments in industry, the social economy, voluntary, charitable, and public sectors, in roles such as corporate secretary, corporate administrator, and head of compliance.

The course will equip you for a career in professional services through:
• Development of transferable intellectual skills necessary for senior management roles
• Application of corporate governance to the organisation
• Study of management and organisational behaviour
• Management of the finances of the organisation
• Management of the legal environment of the organisation

There is a huge demand for graduates of this course.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page".

Subjects taught

Year one
Financial Accounting
Company Compliance and Administration
Effective Boardroom Decision Making and Risk Management
Corporate Financial Management
Strategy
Corporate Governance
Strategic Operations and Quality Management
Human Resource Management
Management Project
Behavioural Dynamics and Effective Team Performance Management
Company Law

Entry requirements

Standard entry conditions
We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

You should have a second class honours degree in any subject from a recognised institution or have obtained an equivalent standard in a professional or other qualification recognised by the University for this purpose, for example, the CGIUKI Diploma in Business Practice.

If you do not meet the above requirements, you may be admitted at the discretion of the Course Committee. In this case, normally you will be interviewed to assess your capability to undertake a rigorous course of study. The award of GradCG will depend on whether you meet the CGIUKI entry criteria.

Students who have achieved relevant professional or postgraduate qualifications MAY be granted exemptions from modules on the course, in accordance with the University's accreditation of prior learning (APL) policy.

Other qualifications
If you do not meet the above requirements, you may be admitted at the discretion of the Course Committee and in accordance with the University's APL policy. In this case, normally you will be interviewed to assess your capability to undertake a rigorous course of study. The award of GradICSA will depend on whether you meet the CGIUKI entry criteria.

Application dates

Your Application
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink").

Duration

Attendance
The full-time MSc Management and Corporate Governance course is usually taught on two days a week, with lectures taking place during the afternoon and evening. As well as weekly lectures some subjects are taught on a "block" basis - meaning that the modules are taught over four days; one module in semester 1.

Students completing the Master's qualification will be required to take three modules in semester 3, these are usually taught on a 4 day "block" basis between May and July.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: September 2024

Post Course Info

Career options
Students who study the part-time route through this course may be able to seek promotion within their own organisation. There is a great demand for graduates from this course who have both a valuable academic qualification and a professional qualification from The Chartered Governance Institute UK and Ireland.

A number of organisations recruit directly from this course each year and the course can boast an employment rate of over 90% over the past few years with successful students being appointed to graduate level positions in organisations such as the following:

Maples Finance, BDO Ireland, Mason Hayes and Curran, FBD Holdings, Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Lex Tray, Eversheds (Manchester), Mazars, Citi, A & L Goodbody, Bank of Ireland, Action Aid, KPMG, William Fry, PWC, Blackrock, Maples Finance and Deloitte.

Chartered secretaries are high-ranking professionals with a diverse set of skills unique amongst many professions. Trained in corporate law, finance, governance and corporate secretarial practice, Chartered secretaries are the focal point for independent advice about the conduct of business, governance and compliance. They can also offer legal and accounting advice and manage the development of strategy and corporate planning.

A great deal more information on the job, opportunities and salaries of such skilled individuals can be found at www.cgi.org.uk.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc/PgDip

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7,Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Daytime,Full time,Part time

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