Taught course

Corporate Strategy and Governance

University of Nottingham · Nottingham University Business School

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in management, economics or business studies. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Months of entry


Course content

Unique to Nottingham University Business School, this is the only MSc of its kind to combine two key interdependent topics - strategy and governance.

Corporate strategy is concerned with how organisations develop, grow and restructure, for example by management buy-outs. Corporate governance is closely related to strategy, it is concerned with who controls a company, the relationship between owners and managers, who takes responsibility for decisions, and executive remuneration levels. In almost every country with an active stock market, there is increasing concern over corporate governance and pressure for reform. Measures that could be taken include improving financial disclosure and getting a better balance of power in the boardroom by separating the jobs of chair of the board and chief executive.

This course is particularly appropriate for anyone seeking a career in areas such as venture capital, management consultancy, investment banking, and financial services management.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element)

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the Business School web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Dissertation34 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Jane Flint/Ruth Evans
+44 (0) 115 951 5614