You should have an honours degree in any subject from a recognised institution or have obtained an equivalent standard in a professional or other qualification recognised by the University for this purpose, for example, the ICSA Diploma in Business Practice.
If you do not meet the above requirements, you may be admitted at the discretion of the Course Committee. In this case, normally you will be interviewed to assess your capability to undertake a rigorous course of study. The award of GradICSA will depend on whether you meet the ICSA entry criteria.
Students who have achieved relevant professional or postgraduate qualifications may be granted exemptions from modules on the course, in accordance with the University's accreditation of prior learning (APL) policy.
If you do not meet the above requirements, you may be admitted at the discretion of the Course Committee and in accordance with the University's APL policy. In this case, normally you will be interviewed to assess your capability to undertake a rigorous course of study. The award of GradICSA will depend on whether you meet the ICSA entry criteria.
Conditions of claiming graduate status of ICSA
• You must have registered with ICSA as a collaborative student and pay the fee to become a registered student member of ICSA.
• Those with the relevant work experience can apply for chartered secretary status and use the post nominal: ACIS.
Months of entry
The MSc Management and Corporate Governance course will provide you with the knowledge, professional and transferable skills that will equip you for senior appointments in industry, the social economy, voluntary, charitable and public sectors.
The course equips students to enter employment in roles such as corporate secretary, corporate administrator and head of compliance. These are the professionals who ensure that organisations operate within financial and legal good practice guidelines. Further information on jobs and careers related to this course can be found at www.icsa.org.uk.
The course equips students for a career in professional services through:
• Development of transferable intellectual skills necessary for senior management roles;
• Application of corporate governance to the organisation;
• Study of management and organisational behaviour;
• Management of the finances of the organisation;
• Management of the legal environment of the organisation.
ICSA is the international membership and qualifying body for chartered secretaries and other governance professionals and is a world-leading authority on governance, risk and compliance. Chartered secretaries are professionals qualified in company law, accounting, corporate governance, administration, company secretarial practice and management. They are trained to chart a course through regulation, legislation and best practice, and to deliver effective operations. Chartered secretaries work as company secretaries and/or in other senior management and administrative positions in companies, charities, local government, educational institutions and trade bodies. The Institute has 36,000 members and students in over 70 countries. Further information is available at www.icsa.org.uk .
Information for international students
International students will be required to have achieved IELTS 7 or equivalent. Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Mr Nick Read
- +44 (0) 28 9036 8880