AIBS launches double qualification Masters in Corporate Governance

Published: 21 June 2010 at 12:12

MA now available in both traditional and blended learning formats to embrace those outside travel-to-study catchment

Ashcroft International Business School is to extend the scope of its very successful Masters degree in Corporate Governance, by offering the re-launched course in both traditional and blended learning formats.

This will enable distant students to receive exactly the same lectures and tuition via the internet as those attending the Business School based at Anglia Ruskin University’s Chelmsford campus. This is expected to extend the potential market well beyond the limitations of the current travel-to-study catchment and will be of great interest to international students and those studying in AIBS’ partner institutions.

The re-launch follows an almost faultless review of the programme by the ICSA (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators), an international qualifying and membership body for the Chartered Secretary profession, and the world’s leading authority on governance and compliance; and an academic panel.

The  course will  include new  modules on Charity Governance; Public Sector Governance and International Governance, as well as revised finance modules, making it the most comprehensive of all the ICSA’s collaborative partner courses and one of the widest-ranging syllabuses of any Masters-level governance course in the UK. Students successfully completing the course will receive both an academic award and a prestigious professional qualification.

The new programme will take the content of the degree beyond the compliance requirements of the new qualifying scheme of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators which is to be introduced in September 2010.

The course will include lectures and workshops by prominent experts in the field of governance. Events this year have included contributions from Philip Dunne MP, Philip Augar adviser to the Scottish Parliament, Tom Bonham-Carter of the governance consultancy Armstrong Bonham Carter, David Charters of Partner Capital, Dr Roger Barker of the IoD, The Serious Organised Crime Agency, Financial Services Authority, Britvic, IMPACTT CSR consultants, Golder Associates  and Transparency international.

For further information on the new MA contact Stephen Bloomfield on 0845 196 6834, email or visit