Unique to Nottingham University Business School, this is the only MSc of its kind to combine two key interdependent topics - strategy and governance.
If you are interested in a career in areas such as venture capital, management consultancy, investment banking, and financial services management this course will suit you. 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.
Corporate strategy is concerned with how organisations develop, grow and restructure, for example by management buy-outs. Corporate governance is closely related to strategy, it is concerned with 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. Measures that could be taken include improving financial disclosure and getting a better balance of power in the boardroom by separating the jobs of chair of the board and chief executive.
In this programme, you will be exposed to leading experts in industry who will share insights from their own experience and help you to more effectively blend theory with practice. The course offers interactive learning through cases, exercises, and/or the use of simulations. You will develop a deeper understanding of the various theories and frameworks that are central to the programme.
Previous graduates have entered a variety of careers such as Accountancy, Asset Management, Consulting, Investment Banking, Operations Management, Project Management, Risk and Tax. Some graduates have also gone into self-employment. In general, this degree should open opportunities in the field of management consulting, investment banking, and the financial services industry.
Students must select 180 credits in total.
Choose one module from:
Choose one module from:
Choose a minimum of one module and a maximum of two modules from this group subject to meeting any pre-requisites*:
Choose no more than one further module from the list of Business School MSc optional modules, subject to meeting any pre-requisites and timetabling constraints.
Corp Strat & Govern Dissertation
Module Convenor: Rajesh Kumar
Develop ability to undertake independent research in the area of corporate strategy and governance either in the context of academic research or consultancy.
20,000 Word Dissertation (100%)
To gain a place on our MSc programmes, you will need to meet our general as well as course-specific admission requirements.
Our general requirements cover English language and academic requirements:
General academic requirements
The academic requirement for each programme is normally a first or an upper second class honours degree from a UK university or an overseas equivalent.
For some programmes, you will need to have studied or be studying for a degree in a subject appropriate to the programme you have chosen:
MSc in Corporate Strategy and Governance - Management, economics or business studies
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, we may require evidence of your competence in English. Please see our guidance for information about exemptions. If evidence of competence is required we will accept:
Or any one of the following two options:
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No work experience is required.
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