As corporate governance is now an integral part of everyday business, the MSc Governance programme is designed to be relevant and attractive to a wide variety of candidates and job roles across different sectors.
The global financial crisis, corporate scandals and collapses, and public concern over the apparent lack of effective boards have all contributed to an explosion of interest in good governance practices. Lincoln’s MSc Governance is structured with a focus on practical application in the business environment and aims to provide students with strong subject knowledge and the latest thinking in the world of governance, sustainability reporting, business ethics, organisational and board effectiveness, finance, law, and strategic thinking.
With corporations facing more risks and greater potential impacts of their activities on society, the issues of sustainability are more critical than ever. Sustainability is no longer about just risk and compliance, but innovation, opportunity, and how to achieve excellence in both sustainability and financial performance. This programme aims to develop a sound understanding of the processes and oversight that drive the highest standards of leadership, accountability, sustainability reporting, and ethical behaviour in business.
The Business Ethics practical application element on the programme is designed with the support of the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) and aims to develop future business leaders, managers, senior finance officers, accountants, solicitors, or governance professionals who understand and appreciate the importance of going beyond numbers and supporting good ethical business practices to help companies sustain long-term success.