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  • Objectives
    Unique to Nottingham University Business School, this is the only MA 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.
  • Academic Title
    MA Corporate Strategy and Governance
  • Course description
    Key facts

    -This is the only postgraduate course in the UK to combine two key interdependent topics – strategy and governance.
    -The Business School is a leading UK centre for management education, and is ranked seventh in the UK in the 2007 Times Good University Guide.
    -We regularly review and update our MA programmes to ensure that their content is relevant to the changing global business environment

    Course Content

    You will study the following core modules in order to develop your knowledge and skills relating to Corporate Strategy and Governance:

    -Corporate Governance
    -Corporate Strategy
    -Managerial Economics
    -Research Method

    In addition, you will be able to choose from a broad range of elective modules:

    One from:

    -Corporate Financial Strategy
    -Managing Organisations

    Two from:

    -Capital Market Analysis
    -Corporate Risk
    -Derivative Investment
    -Industrial Economics
    -Management Information Systems
    -Marketing Communications
    -Product Market Strategies
    -Strategic Human Resource Management
    -Corporate Social Responsibility
    -Venture Capital and Corporate Restructuring

    Course Structure

    The MA in Corporate Strategy and Governance is taught on a full-time basis over one year.

    During this time, you must accumulate 180 credits to qualify for the award of MA.

    120 credits come from modules taught and examined during two 15-week semesters.

    Each taught module typically consists of ten 2 or 3 hour sessions. Assessment is a combination of individual essay or group project and written examination.

    The remaining 60 credits of this course are allocated to an independent dissertation, which is completed over the summer period for submission in September.

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