Corporate Governance MSc Receives ICSA Validation

Posted on Wednesday 19th July 2006

Students graduating with an MSc in Corporate Governance and Corporate Responsibility from Birmingham Business School will now also be awarded the Graduateship of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (GradICSA).

The GradICSA gives candidates full exemption from the professional examinations of the ICSA. Once qualified, chartered secretaries can go on to become chairs, chief executives and non-executive directors, as well as managers and company secretaries.

Professor Christine Mallin, Programme Director of the MSc in Corporate Governance and Corporate Responsibility, says, ‘Birmingham Business School is delighted to have this collaborative link with the ICSA which brings together an international research institution with over one hundred years experience in teaching business and the ICSA which is the qualifying body for company secretaries and senior administrators and has 44,000 members and 27,000 students in over 70 countries.

‘The collaborative link is a significant benefit to students as they have the added value of full exemption from the professional examinations of a leading international body and a leading edge MSc from a world class Business School – an attractive combination for students and employers alike.’

Birmingham Business School’s MSc in Corporate Governance and Corporate Responsibility offers an international perspective on these two key areas which are of fundamental importance to businesses and society globally. The programme provides a sound understanding of corporate governance and social responsibility from the corporate, investor and stakeholder perspectives.

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators works with governmental and other statutory bodies to promote best practice and provide guidance on good governance.

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For further information

Kate Chapple, Press Officer, University of Birmingham, tel 0121 414 2772 or 07789 9211164.