MSc Corporate Governance/Graduate ICSA – Fast Track

Course Summary

The GTA University Centre is delighted to offer this 18-month, fast track programme, providing dual qualifications – MSc Corporate Governance and Grad ICSA commencing September 2020.

Taught in Guernsey this part-time course will be delivered on-island by highly experienced Bournemouth University lecturers. Units are designed to develop understanding through means of lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent learning.

This fast track route is open to holders of full ICSA Professional, CCAB, ACA, ACCA and CIMA or equivalent, who want to gain a masters qualification in corporate governance and membership of ICSA. If you do not hold these qualifications you can apply to the 2.5 year part-time MSc Corporate Governance instead.

Duration and mode: The course is taught in Guernsey, part-time over 1 academic year. Teaching will take place over roughly 10 two-day blocks (09:00-17:00) on Fridays & 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. To download the schedule of teaching sessions, please follow the link here.

If you would like to discuss either this programme or your development options please contact GTA Head of University Programmes Kate Lenfestey on 01481 746889.


  • 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.

Both Corporate Governance & Ethics and Corporate Stewardship are assessed entirely by coursework. International Corporate Finance is assessed by a combination of coursework and examination.

To apply for this programme, please follow the link here to Bournemouth University's online application route.

Course Benefits

In pursuing this programme you will have the opportunity to:

  • undertake an academically rigorous study, at an advanced level, of corporate governance including major aspects of current thinking and developments
  • enhance your ability to effectively administer corporate affairs within an organisation, and contribute to corporate performance appropriate to employment at a senior level
  • examine the interrelationships between the major contributing disciplines and functional specialisms, and the manner in which they interrelate in corporate governance
  • build outwards from your individual field and foster self-development, developing your capability for effective teamwork, objective analysis and communication
  • foster an understanding and appreciation of ethics and values relating to the business community and the relationship to corporate governance
  • enhance your career potential.

Course at a Glance

  • Next Start Dates: New dates TBA
  • CPD Points: 0
  • Course Cost: £8,000.00
  • Course Length: 18 months - Next intake start date September 2020


Full ICSA Professional, CCAB, ACA, ACCA and CIMA or equivalent.

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