Corporate Strategy and Governance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Corporate strategy is concerned with how organisations develop, grow and restructure, for example by management buy-outs. You will learn how corporations are managed, how ideas are formed into strategies and the outside pressures that constrain the corporation.

Governance is closely related to strategy, and concerns who controls a company, the relationship between owners and managers, who takes responsibility for decisions, and executive remuneration levels. This is a very interactive course that hones your practical knowledge and skills, preparing you for a job in the sector.

Unique to Nottingham University Business School, this is the only MSc to combine these two key interdependent topics of strategy and governance. It will give you a practical underpinning, with unique theoretical rigour and prepare you for a career in areas such as venture capital, management consultancy, investment banking, and financial services management. Combined with any relevant experience you already have, the degree could allow you to take on a leading consulting role or a position of responsibility in various sectors.

The faculty who teach this course are world class experts in the field of corporate strategy and governance. Their teaching is supplemented by business practitioners who share insights from their own experience and will help you to more effectively integrate theory with practice. The course offers interactive learning through cases. exercises, and/or the use of simulations.

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Managerial Economics
  • Further Quantitative Research Methods
  • Further Qualitative Research Methods
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Corporate Financial Strategy
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Behavioural Economics and Decision Making
  • Corporate Risk
  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Services: Context, Consumers and Markets
  • Industrial Economics
  • Innovation and Policy
  • International Finance
  • Managing for Sustainability

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements:
  • 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 18000 International
  • GBP 10500 EU/EEA


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