Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), the international membership and qualifying body for chartered secretaries and other governance professionals, as well a a recognised world authority on governance, risk and compliance, this top-up degree is aimed at those who already hold the ICSA qualification and wish to gain a full Masters qualification.
You'll benefit from a wide range of extra-curricular activities including academic skills for finance, accounting and governance" and research techniques, access to Blueprint (the market-leading entity management software used by most chartered secretaries), plus a range of Bloomberg Aptitude Tests, specialist visitor speakers, and expert symposiums and conferences. Find out more about ICSA Software:
Corporate governance principles and practice Research design and methods
Dissertation (circa 16,000 words) in the subject area of corporate governance
Workshops, seminars, case studies and student led discussion facilitate an active mode of learning. Assessment is by written coursework.
An academic is appointed as your Dissertation Facilitator, to offer guidance and constructive advice on the preparation of your dissertation.
Teaching and learning
Lectures cover concepts which underpin and facilitate informed participative approaches to learning. Workshops, seminars, case studies and student led discussion facilitate more active modes of learning.
Assessment is by written coursework.
Lecturers offer a rich profile of academic and professional qualifications backed by professional , teaching and/or research experience. An academic is appointed as your Dissertation Facilitator, to offer guidance and constructive advice on the preparation of your dissertation.
You'll benefit from the opportunity to take internships, be encouraged to get involved in initiatives that promote links with different firms and companies, and to participate in different programmes and schemes comprising voluntary work.
This course has been developed in close collaboration with, and accredited by, ICSA, the international membership and qualifying body for chartered secretaries and other governance professionals.
Due to their varied knowledge and expertise, qualified chartered secretaries command highly-paid jobs in the private, public and voluntary sectors. A Masters degree in Corporate Governance combined with the internationally recognised ICSA qualification makes graduates highly employable in senior roles within governance, law, finance, strategy, leadership, and administration. For more information refer to the Become a Chartered Secretary section of the ICSA website.
Past employability skills events held include:
"My Employability event"
• My dream job • Preparing CVs and cover letters • Using databases to research the company • IT qualifications for your CV • Preparing for interviews • Managing expectations • Internships
LSBU Employability Services
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:
• Direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students • Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search • Mentoring and work shadowing schemes.