Our MSc Corporate Governance and Leadership (Top-up) is designed for ICSA graduates and aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge required of a chartered secretary.
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This course is designed to provide you with continuing professional development if you aspire to become a chartered secretary. Specifically, this course aims to extend your competence through a professional qualification with ICSA and also enhances your ability to think strategically about leadership and management.
The Effective Manager and Strategic Leadership modules are concerned with the evaluation and development of skills appropriate for managing others. Effective managers have different approaches to their work, sharing a diverse set of personality traits, attributes, values and beliefs. A key purpose of this module is to encourage you to develop a sense of self awareness of your own strengths and development needs as managers, colleagues and subordinates. The modules seek to build upon and improve a range of definable skills which are pivotal to effective management practice and successful leadership. The two core modules will introduce you to some of the central theories and frameworks in leadership and will enable you to apply these theories and frameworks to address real strategic problems. The key themes of these modules are:
- enhancing self development and the development of others
- an understanding of business environmental complexity (internal and external)
- key strategic leadership skills, competencies and capabilities, which also reinforce employability skills (for example self management, teamwork, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication)
- meeting ethical challenges inherent in operating at the strategic level within multicultural contexts
- promoting sustainable competitive advantage
- leading change and transformation, whilst meeting the challenges of the information age
Following successful completion of the two core modules, you will be required to undertake a dissertation related to a current aspect or issue within corporate governance and leadership.
This Top-up course is also available through distance learning worldwide, if you choose this option you will be supported by online materials and tutor guidance.
Course modules (17/18)
Strategic Leadership (10 Credits)
- Module code: HRMM042
- Core module Y
The Effective Manager (10 Credits)
- Module code: HRMM020
- Core module Y
Dissertation and Research Methods (60 Credits)
- Module code: FINM025
- Core module Y
Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
The course is assessed by reports and a dissertation.
Facilities and Special Features
- converts professional qualifications into an MSc
- networking opportunities with other professionals
- distance learning is supported worldwide by e-learning material
This course is concerned with broadening your professional knowledge and aims to provide you with the necessary skills to contribute to the effective management and corporate governance of organisations.
How to apply
For application information please see our how to apply page.
Applicants should have successfully completed the Institute of Chartered Secretaries examinations or equivalent.
Fees and funding
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
|Part Time:||£3,180 (80 credits)|
Please note that this course is not eligible for Postgraduate Loan funding. Please see our scholarships page for more information on the funding that may be available to you at the University of Northampton.
This course is available to international students.
Full-time international tuition fees
For information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.
Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.
How to apply as an international student
For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to apply page.
Scholarships available to international students
For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.