ICA Specialist Certificate in Corporate Governance

Course level : ICA Specialist Certificates

The fees for this course will increase slightly on 1 July 2023. Enrol before this date to pay the current price.

Corporate governance is a key driver in delivering the right outcomes for organisations and helping them to meet corporate objectives. 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.

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 strategies
  • 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

ICA Specialist Certificates, awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester, will help you quickly gain actionable knowledge to boost your confidence and credibility.

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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 understanding of written 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.

Course fees (subject to local taxes)

per currency depending on location   
GBP  645
EUR  711
USD 840

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. 

Discount for Low GDP countries

A 15% discount applies if you are based in one of the countries on this list The discount will be added automatically on the check out page.

Membership Fee: £110* (Associate Membership - you must be an ICA member for the duration of your studies)

*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.


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