ICA Specialist Certificate in Corporate Governance

Understand the purpose, key success factors and risks associated with corporate governance.

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Course details

Regulators view effective corporate governance mechanisms as good indicators of a firm's culture of compliance, because good governance is likely to indicate good internal culture.

  • Get to grips with the purpose, key success factors and risks associated with governance
  • Explore frameworks that serve your firm's objectives and improve performance
  • Evaluate the impact of the digital revolution on governance and future developments
  • Raise your professional profile by gaining an internationally recognised certification awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester
Corporate governance


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  • Access to the uniquely personalised ICA Learning Hub
  • Weekly webinars covering the latest industry
  • Discounts on ICA events and further ICA courses

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What will I learn?

  • The function and purpose of the organisation
  • The governance of regulated enterprise and the purpose of the board of directors
  • The importance, impact and opportunity of organisational culture
  • Conflict management in the organisation
  • Organisational structure, hierarchy and policy frameworks
  • Communication strategy
  • Internal control and influence power
  • The digital revolution and its influence on governance 

Course format

  • Study in your own time and at your own pace
  • Course can be completed in as little as four weeks but you will have access for up to two months
  • Assessed by a one hour online multiple-choice exam that you can take at any point during your studies
  • Your results are available immediately
  • Downloadable certificate to demonstrate your achievement

ICA Specialist Certificates are designed for anyone wanting focused yet accessible knowledge in specific areas of risk. They are suitable either for those working in the first and second lines of defence looking to certify existing specialist areas of knowledge, or for those looking to increase their professional agility by learning about new areas of risk. 

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