M.A. Corporate Governance

  • On Campus
  • 18 months
  • EUR12070 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Campus | Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Our course is taught in an integrated fashion, so that the links between the various subjects are considered in the context of corporate governance as a whole. It asks 'why?' rather than the 'how?' of a non-academic course.

Description of Corporate Governance


Our course is taught in an integrated fashion, so that the links between the various subjects are considered in the context of corporate governance as a whole. It asks 'why?' rather than the 'how?' of a non-academic course.

Extensive use is made throughout each module of guest speakers with practical experience of corporate secretaryship or governance.

Uniquely, our Faculty teaches corporate secretaryship using the same 'blueprint' software used by major commercial organisations to fulfil their statutory record-keeping responsibilities.

Additional course information

Lecturing staff:
Stephen Bloomfield BSc (Econ); MA (Econ) FCIS

Following the successful completion of his Masters degree, Stephen Bloomfield became a fast-track administration trainee in the Civil Service. He then went on to work as a professional economist; a Fleet Street-based journalist; and a construction sector analyst for a major firm of stockbrokers. After four years as a director of the Coal Board Pension Fund's venture capital division, he spent ten years acting as a 'company doctor'.

He has written three books-one of which is described by the IoD as 'the most authoritative available' on venture capital-and is the editor of the newsletter, 'Governance and Disclosure'.

Trina Hill ACIS - extensive experience as FTSE 250 company secretary.

Speakers on past courses have come from the following organisations:

  • Transparency International
  • Golder Associates
  • Mothercare
  • Wilkins and Sons
  • Britvic
  • The Financial Services Authority
  • Deutsche Bank
  • House of Commons All Party Working Group on Corporate Governance
  • Armstrong Bonham Carter
  • Serious Organised Crime Agency
  • Essex County Council
  • Social Enterprise East of England
  • Scottish Parliament
  • ICSA.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15
Tuition fee
  • EUR 12070 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 8000 Year (EEA)

Home £6,500; Overseas £9,800

Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 18 months
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Module guide

Core modules

  • Corporate Governance and the Shareholder
  • Corporate Governance and the Stakeholder
  • International Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Secretaryship
  • Company Law For Corporate Governance
  • International Strategic Financial Management
  • International Governance
  • Dissertation/Major Project

Non-Assessed Compulsory Support Module

  • Research Methods for Managers

Optional modules

  • Public Sector Governance
  • Third sector Governance


Assessment is via assignment (extended essay) and evaluated presentations.

English Language Requirements

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TOEFL paper-based test score
TOEFL iBT® test

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Corporate Governance

Entrants will normally be expected to hold a degree from a UK university. Usually this will be at a minimum of a lower second class Honours (2.1 preferred) Holders of other awards, including those from non UK universities will be considered on the equivalence of their qualifications. Work experience preferred if possible. The MA is open to non graduates who have successfully completed the ICSA Foundation(ICSA certificate) and Pre Professional Programmes (ICSA Diploma) (or equivalent)

Work Experience for Corporate Governance

No work experience is required.

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