Corporate Governance (Fast Track for ICSA Graduates) Top-up MSc
Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), the international membership and qualifying body for chartered secretaries and other governance professionals, as well a a recognised world authority on governance, risk and compliance, this top-up degree is aimed at those who already hold the ICSA qualification and wish to gain a full Masters qualification.
You’ll benefit from a wide range of extra-curricular activities including academic skills for finance, accounting and governance” and research techniques, access to Blueprint (the market-leading entity management software used by most chartered secretaries), plus a range of Bloomberg Aptitude Tests, specialist visitor speakers, and expert symposiums and conferences. Find out more about ICSA Software.
Anna Machin, MSc Corporate Governance, scholarship recipient
Anna Machin was a recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship and studied the MSc Corporate Governance course at London South Bank University. Find out how the scholarship helped her.
- Corporate governance principles and practice
- Research design and methods
- Dissertation (circa 16,000 words) in the subject area of corporate governance
Workshops, seminars, case studies and student led discussion facilitate an active mode of learning. Assessment is by written coursework.
An academic is appointed as your Dissertation Facilitator, to offer guidance and constructive advice on the preparation of your dissertation.
Due to their varied knowledge and expertise, qualified chartered secretaries command highly-paid jobs in the private, public and voluntary sectors. A Masters degree in Corporate Governance combined with the internationally recognised ICSA qualification makes graduates highly employable in senior roles within governance, law, finance, strategy, leadership, and administration. For more information refer to the Become a Chartered Secretary section of the ICSA website.
Past employability skills events held include:
- My dream job
- Preparing CVs and cover letters
- Using databases to research the company
- IT qualifications for your CV
- Preparing for interviews
- Managing expectations
LSBU Employability Service
We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment – The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search.
As an LSBU student you have access to the Employability Service and its resources during your time here and for two years after you graduate.
Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or a placement/internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the career you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:
- Direct engagement from employers who come in to network with students
- Job Shop daily drop in service to help with, tailoring CVs, cover letters and applications, sourcing online resource, mock interviews and general job searching. One to one appointments for further support also available
- Mentoring and work shadowing schemes
- Higher education achievement report – The HEAR is designed to encourage a more sophisticated approach to recording student achievement, which acknowledges fully the range of opportunities that LSBU offers to our students.
It pulls into one certificate: Module grades, Course descriptions, Placements, LSBU verified extra-curricular activities
This course has been developed in close collaboration with, and accredited by, ICSA, the international membership and qualifying body for chartered secretaries and other governance professionals..
The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) is the international membership and qualifying body for chartered secretaries and other governance professionals, and a recognised world authority on governance, risk and compliance. Centre of Excellence status is the IoEE s (Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs) flagship organisational accreditation for organisations that promote and deliver enterprise skills development and is in recognition of the School s entrepreneurial culture and leading-edge practice.
Recent guest lecturers:
- Helen Mahy, Group Company Secretary, National Grid plc
- Simon Osborne, Chief Executive, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
Other past past events include:
“Customer Focus in Banking: How to implement it?”
Keynote speaker: Owen Woodley, Managing Director, Lloyds Bank Retail.
Panel: Mark Mullen, Chief Executive, First Direct Head of UK Contact Centres; Paul Lynam, CEO, Secure Trust Bank; Ashleye Gunn, Consumers Association ‘Which?’; Richard Goodman, Policy Director, Financial Ombudsman.
Chairman: Chris Skinner, Chair, the Financial Services Club
“Making Corporate Governance effective in banking”
Panel: Prof. Andrew Chambers, International Internal Audit Standards Board; Mike Trippit, Director, Equity Research – Banks, Numis; Catherine Howarth, CEO, Share Action; Robert Hingley, Director of Investment Affairs, Association of British Insurers; Charles Middleton, CEO, Triodos Bank.
Chairman: Simon Osborne, CEO, ICSA
“Fixing our banks: What to fix and by whom?”
- Chris Skinner – Chairman European Networking Forum. The Financial Services Club
- A bank’s perspective: Triodos Bank Charles Middleton
- Board of Directors and Shareholders’ issues: ICSA Patrick Gonsalves
- Employees’ issues: Unite. Finance Legal National Officer Dominic Hook
- Customer’s issues: Which? Consumers Association. Head of Money Content James Daley
- Regulatory issues: Internal Audit Guidance for Financial Services, set up by the FSA and the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors Professor Andrew Chambers
The conference discussed the different stakeholders’ perspectives about the changes that should be introduced in the banking system to deal effectively with the current crisis affecting financial institutions.
You’ll benefit from the opportunity to take internships, be encouraged to get involved in initiatives that promote links with different firms and companies, and to participate in different programmes and schemes comprising voluntary work.