Corporate Governance

Drive positive change in governance of organisations

Almost every corporate and business scandal that hits the headlines has its roots in poor governance, risk, and culture. Corporate governance has become a must-have skill in your business toolkit. Don’t wait for the mistakes to happen, seize the opportunity to be a leader in this field.

Corporate governance is about decision-making within organisations: who makes them; what influences them and what values they embody.

Understand the legal, economic, social and moral implications of your organisation’s decisions by studying our Master of Corporate Governance.

You’ll develop a deep awareness of how governance affects every tier of organisations, from the bottom to the very top. Learn how to design, manage and oversee appropriate decision-making methodologies to navigate complex governance issues with confidence.

These are the functions you’ll have increasing responsibility for as your career progresses inside big or small, for profit or for purpose organisations. From management roles to becoming an organisational director, with ultimate responsibility for the performance and strategic direction of the business you run.

When you complete this postgraduate course, you’ll leave with the edge of being a capable, governance focussed professional, capable of participating in and driving a governance agenda in risk management, project management, cyber security, legal compliance and fraud prevention, investment portfolio governance, data management, senior and executive management and non-executive director roles.

This is a pathway to a Master of Corporate Governance
Graduate Certificate of Corporate Governance

Location

Hawthorn campus

Duration

1 year part-time

Delivery

Intensive mode
Intensive mode units are delivered after work hours or on Fridays and Saturdays in six week teaching periods.

Intake

4 March 2019
5 August 2019

Fees

$15,960*
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* Fees are annual full-time estimates for students commencing in 2019 only: Tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2019 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

Your key to governing corporate boards
Master of Corporate Governance

Location

Hawthorn campus

Duration

3 years part-time

Delivery

Intensive mode
Intensive mode units are delivered after work hours or on Fridays and Saturdays in six week teaching periods.

Intake

4 March 2019
5 August 2019

Fees

$31,920*
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* Fees are annual full-time estimates for students commencing in 2019 only: Tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2019 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

Extend your knowledge with additional electives or choose the research option in preparation for a PhD.
Master of Corporate Governance (Advanced)

Location

Hawthorn campus

Duration

4 years part-time

Delivery

Intensive mode
Intensive mode units are delivered after work hours or on Fridays and Saturdays in six week teaching periods.

Intake

4 March 2019
5 August 2019

Fees

$31,920*
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* Fees are annual full-time estimates for students commencing in 2019 only: Tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2019 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

Master of Corporate Governance

Course Director, Helen Bird and KPMG Australia’s, Sally Freeman talk about Swinburne’s Master of Corporate Governance.

Who you are

You are a director, senior executive or a mid-level manager seeking to move into executive management. You could also be a company secretary or a person working in audit, compliance, risk management, corporate strategy and/or corporate governance advisory. You may work for, or in relation to a listed or unlisted company, private company, non-profit organisation or government enterprise and see postgraduate study as your next step towards reaching your career goals.

Where it can take you

The course will test your practical legal and financial knowledge, and give you the opportunity to take on real-life social and ethical challenges. Crucially, you will develop the ability to confidently initiate and make decisions that are fair, transparent and accountable.

Ultimately, these qualities will help you define your career in corporate governance as a board member, company secretary, senior executive or governance professional including as a compliance consultant, strategy specialist, risk manager and/or internal/external auditor.

The Master of Corporate Governance provides a comprehensive view of the system of checks and balances that ensure that corporate actors exercise their powers legitimately and responsibly... Corporate governance is a dynamic area that interacts with the social, digital and business model landscape in which it is placed.

Helen Bird Course Director

How you’ll study

Busy people enter our courses, which is why we design them to minimise the impact on your professional and personal life. Our Our Corporate Governance units are delivered in intensive mode, which means classes are taught in fully-catered day and half day blocks on Fridays, Saturdays and after hours. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend some units at our industry partners’ premises.

Industry partners