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Corporate Strategy and Governance Masters (MSc)

Course Description

This unique programme offers you the chance to study the two topics of strategy and governance. The programme is concerned with how organisations develop, grow and restructure.

Corporate governance is also closely related to strategy, concerning who controls a company, the relationship between owners and managers, who takes responsibility for decisions, and executive remuneration levels.

In almost every country with an active stock market there is increasing concern over corporate governance and pressure for reform.

This course is particularly appropriate for anyone seeking a career in areas such as venture capital, management consultancy, investment banking, and financial services management.

MSc in Corporate Strategy and Governance Alumnus, David Smith shares his experience:

"The Nottingham MSc programme stood out among other universities. It appealed to me because it combined renowned standards of teaching quality with an internationally acknowledged research standing.

The course content is not only theoretically rigorous, but also relevant, which is essential.

The skills I gained from the MSc have prepared me for the PhD programme, made possible by the scholarship I received from the University."

Visit the Corporate Strategy and Governance Masters (MSc) page on the University of Nottingham website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Alex Hoyes

779.jpg I selected Nottingham for my MSc as I found it to be the only Business School to combine the fields of Corporate Strategy and Governance. The course provides an education in management theory and contemporary issues which is both broad and rigorous. The diverse selection of optional modules including finance, technology or languages, offers incredible flexibility.

A significant part of the course is dedicated to independent research which grants the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge in an area that particularly interested me. I’m undertaking quantitative analysis of Private Equity firms with the assistance of Nottingham’s world-class Centre for Management Buy-Out Research (CMBOR).

The variety of assessments on the course, including group projects, presentations and business reports, equipped me with the skills sought after by top employers. Choosing to study my MSc at Nottingham has been instrumental in securing a position with KPMG Advisory in London.


Nottingham University Business School MSc Scholarships - 4 Awards

Nottingham University Business School has a significant amount of scholarship funding available for Business School MSc students starting in September 2016. To be eligible for a 20% award, students need to have a current overall average of 65% (or overseas equivalent).Students with a current overall average of 80% (or overseas equivalent) will be automatically considered for a Nottingham University Business School ‘Elite Scholarship’ of between 75 – 100% and will be considered at the point of offer.Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Value of Scholarship(s)

20-100% of the MSc course tuition fee


Open to UK/EU/overseas candidates.
Have been offered a place on the MSc programme for entry in 2016.

Application Procedure

For more information about scholarships and how to apply, please contact Wendy Bull at [email protected]

Further Information



2016-17 Weston Scholarship for Business School MSc - Single Award

Available for any Nottingham University Business School MSc course.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Fees only


Home/EU students
Awarded on the basis of academic excellence

Application Procedure

Students need to apply for a place on an MSc course first.For more details, please contact [email protected]

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A first or 2:1 Honours degree in economics, management or business. English Lang IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in each element

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