This September, qualifying local professionals will have the chance to complete a master’s degree in corporate governance in just 18 months.
The GTA University Centre will be running the ‘fast-track’ route of Bournemouth University MSc Corporate Governance Fast-Track programme starting on 7 September 2018. The course is taught in Guernsey, part-time over 1 academic year, and is open to holders of full ICSA Professional, CCAB, ACCA, ACA, CIMA and equivalent. Graduates of the programme will come away with the MSc qualification as well as Graduate ICSA status.
Teaching will take place over roughly 10 two-day blocks (09:00 – 17:00) on Fridays and Saturdays, during the course of the academic year (September – May). On completion of the taught aspect of the course you then have approximately 6 months to undertake a supervised research project on a topic of your choice to achieve the MSc.
The MSc Corporate Governance is a popular masters programme locally, providing a highly specialised set of skills and developing your ability to appreciate and influence the factors governing corporate affairs. It is a mixture of finance, law and governance focusing on the role of corporate administration within private, public and not-for-profit organisations.
Local accountant, Carol Edwards, who completed the programme in 2017 commented:
“I was aware of the GTA’s postgraduate courses but I did not look at them closely as I thought that I was ineligible as I do not have a first degree. I was amazed and delighted to find that not only was I offered a place to study on the MSc programme but that my experience as an accountant exempted me from the first year of the course – a gift for any qualified accountant!”
The MSc covers the following topics:
- Corporate Governance & Ethics: The objectives, principles and methods of Corporate Governance practice in different economic environments. You’ll show how governance and ethics can support managerial decision-making, particularly for risk management.
- Corporate Stewardship:Provides a thorough understanding of the effective administration of companies; looks at the fundamental concepts in the protection of intellectual property rights; and addresses the key issues in the nature and management of risk.
- International Corporate Finance:The primary aims of this unit are to address the critical importance of the corporate finance function within an internationally diverse corporation and to provide a framework to assist corporate decision-makers in a complex, dynamic and inherently uncertain external environment.
- Research Project:An opportunity to complete a significant piece of self-managed research in area that interests you.
If you want to find out more please contact Kate Lenfestey (Head of University Programmes, GTA) on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 721555. She will be able to advise if you meet the fast-track entry criteria and address any other queries you may have.
Find out more about the MSc Corporate Governance / Graduate ICSA – Fast Track