Shaping the Future of Governance: New Master’s Degree Open
A new master's degree in governance seeks to develop and nurture future business professionals and provide them with the skills needed to promote fairness in modern society in domestic and international economies.
A new master’s degree in governance seeks to develop and nurture future business professionals and provide them with the skills needed to promote fairness in modern society in domestic and international economies.
Embedding ethical governance within organisational culture is an essential element of everyday business and the MSc Governance at the University of Lincoln, UK, has been designed to be relevant to a wide variety of candidates and job roles across different sectors.
There has been a much higher demand for good governance practices, given recent and ongoing global financial crises, corporate scandals and collapses and public concern over effective governing boards.
Lincoln’s new master’s degree has a focus on practical application in the business environment and aims to provide students with the latest thinking in the world of governance, sustainability reporting, business ethics, organisational and board effectiveness, finance, law, and strategic thinking.
Nicki Wood, Programme Leader of MSc Governance at the University of Lincoln, said: “The MSc Governance programme provides a strong foundation on which to build a career in areas such as Company Secretary, Risk Management and Professional Governance Services.
“Governance professionals are more in demand than ever and a career in this area really does offer a fast track into the boardroom. The course is ideally suited for those with a legal or business background, but we also see successful candidates from a variety of undergraduate degree programmes, as well as those already working. Accountants would find the qualification an excellent addition to their skills, as well as managers interested in making progression into a board advisory role.
“Past graduates have taken jobs in a variety of organisations, including TikTok, PWC, and government bodies.”
Siobhan Goggin, Head of Department in Accountancy, Finance and Economics at the University of Lincoln, said: “Governance is a key element of all industries today and directly impacts the success of any business. MSc Governance at Lincoln will help to prepare you to work in many facets of industry, including corporate governance, football governance, sports governance, or charity governance. This is a degree which can help you convert your undergraduate skills enabling you to enter the world of work in any aspect of governance. For example, in corporate governance, graduates may quickly rise to working at board-level, earning an enviable salary.
“MSc Governance is an excellent choice if you have a sense of responsibility and can promote the values associated with good governance. Degrees which lend themselves to the study of governance are varied but could be in the disciplines of law, journalism, pharmacy, accounting, business or strategy. “
The course is fully accredited by The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland, and graduates of this Master’s programme can be jointly awarded graduate CGI UK&I status.
Information about the course can be found online: www.lincoln.ac.uk/course/govgovms/.