Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Corporate Governance and Business Ethics

The economic and financial aspects of corporate governance relationships have long been of concern to those in the business and investment communities, and in recent years the social, political and moral aspects of these relationships have also become a major public concern. This interdisciplinary Master's degree addresses both these sets of issues. It studies the complex and changing relationships between business corporations, their stakeholders (shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers, etc) and the societies in which they operate. The programme is international in scope, recognising both the wide variety of cultures and corporate governance systems within which businesses operate worldwide and the increasing globalisation of business and finance. The programme is ideal if you are interested in the policy aspects of corporate governance or you wish to be involved professionally in the direction and regulation of companies and the management or trusteeship of pension funds and other investments. Coursework is combined with independent research, leading to a dissertation. You can also choose a specialist pathway, depending on your interests and career objectives. The modules are run in collaboration with other departments at Birkbeck, giving you access to a wide range of options and a truly interdisciplinary approach to corporate governance and business ethics. **HIGHLIGHTS** - Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. - Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals. We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting, and are supported by the London Centre for Corporate Governance and Ethics research centre. - Provides a strong foundation for PhD research in the area and has achieved ESRC Research Training recognition. - Benefits from the involvement of a number of leading figures in the field, including members of national and international committees on corporate governance, shareholder activists and NGO representatives. We engage in significant collaborative research and have excellent contacts with many public and private sector organisations, professional bodies and researchers at other academic institutions. - Has a number of streams, enabling you to concentrate on particular areas within the broader field of corporate governance and ethics, including public sector governance (in collaboration with our Department of Politics); environmental issues in corporate governance (in collaboration with our Department of Geography); and finance and accounting. - You will have access to Moodle, our online learning resource, where all information and materials relating to your programme of study and modules are available, as well as the Birkbeck Library and e-Library.

Entry requirements

MSc: Normally at least a second-class honours degree in any subject area from a UK university or a non-UK equivalent. A professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations approved by the College. Relevant experience, supporting statements and references may be taken into consideration, especially in the case of non-standard applications.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

A combination of examinations, coursework, presentations and a 12,000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2019 11,550 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 11,550 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 17,850 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 11,550 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 11,550 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 11,550 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 11,550 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 11,550 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 17,850 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 11,550 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 11,550 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 11,550 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Management
Telephone number: 
02076316740