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Corporate Certification

ICA Specialist Certificate in Corporate Governance

Course level : Level 2 - Specialist

Corporate governance is a key driver in delivering the right outcomes for organisations, assisting in meeting corporate objectives. Regulators view corporate governance as a good indicator of a firm's culture of compliance; good governance is likely to indicate good culture.

This online course will help you:

  • Get to grips with the purpose, key success factors and risks associated with governance
  • Understand the impact of good governance on the success of organisational strategy
  • Assess and design frameworks that serve your firm’s objectives and improve performance
  • Evaluate the impact of the digital revolution on governance and future developments

This course is awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester.


 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.

To get the most from the course, a good standard of English is required. 

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  • 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

  • Broad-base governance – beyond the balance sheet

  • The digital revolution and its influence on governance

  • Governance – a never ending story

  • Study in your own time and at your own pace
  • Course can be completed in as little as 4 weeks but you will have access for up to 3 months
  • Assessed by a 1 hour online multiple-choice exam
  • Your results are available immediately
  • Downloadable certificate to demonstrate your achievement

We have full syllabi available for all of our qualifications. Click here to download a syllabus for this course.

In order to study for an ICA qualification you will need to become a member of ICA. If you're not currently a member of the ICA, membership will be added to your basket during checkout.

Whether you are just starting out in your career, already hold an ICA qualification or are an experienced practitioner, there is a level appropriate for you and this will be activated at the same time as your course commences.

Find out more about the many benefits of ICA membership.

Course fees (subject to local taxes)

per currency depending on location   
GBP  615
EUR  677
USD 800

Course fees stated exclude VAT or local tax, this will be added to your basket at the checkout if applicable. 

These fees include a downloadable certificate which you are able to print. Should you require a hard copy posted, there is a fee of £50 plus VAT if applicable. 

Membership Fee: £75* (Student membership)

*Payable unless you are already an ICA Member. 

Exclusive Qualification Discount for ICA Professional and Fellow Members
All ICA Professional and Fellow members are entitled to discounted rates on subsequent qualifications they choose to enrol on:

  • Professional (MICA) - 10%
  • Fellow (FICA) – 15%

Simply enter your membership number on enrolment to gain your exclusive discounted rate.


If you’re from a low GDP country, you can add 15% discount in the checkout when purchasing this course. Please see full list of applicable countries.

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Jonathan Bowdler

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Global Lead - Governance, Risk and Compliance

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Alternatively contact us on: +44(0)121 362 7534 / icainfo@int-comp.org (Course information) or +44(0)121 362 7533 / learningsupport@int-comp.org (Enrolled learners)