With Corporate Governance issues becoming increasingly important across all areas of business, this diploma will impart the technical knowledge necessary to support the varied tasks required of senior executives in governance roles and current and prospective company directors.
This programme offers an in-depth exposure to all aspects of corporate governance, including the legal and regulatory framework relevant to company directors and board members and behavioural and psychological issues relevant to boards. The key strength of the programme is the peer-to-peer learning from the highly experienced participants in the Corporate Governance classes.
4th September 2023
€15,940 & €15,143*
2 x 12 Week Semesters
NFQ Level 9 / 30 ECTS
Accredited / Credits
This is a part-time programme which takes place over one year in two x twelve-week semesters.
Download the full list of dates here Diploma in Corporate Governance Schedule 2022
Monday 4th September 2023
Tuesday 30th November 2023
Autumn Trimester (6 courses)
Monday 8th January 2024
|Tuesday 2nd April 2024||Spring Trimester (6 courses)|
The provisional date for Autumn Trimester examinations Paper 1 & 2 is Monday 11th December 2023.
The provisional date for Spring Trimester examinations Paper 3 & 4 is Tuesday 1st May 2024.
Lectures typically run Monday & Tuesdays 16.30 to 19.30
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Smurfit Executive Development leaps to 31st globally in latest 2022 Financial Times Rankings
UCD Smurfit School Executive Development has been ranked 31st in the world in the 2022 Financial Times Executive Education Open Enrolment rankings, our highest ever placing in the prestigious rankings. Up 11 places from 42nd in the last rankings held in 2020, we are ranked 1st in Ireland, 19th in EU (Up from 27th in Europe in 2020) with an overall participant satisfaction rating at 9.09/10.
The only Irish business school included, UCD Smurfit Executive Development recorded significant gains across all criteria, including being ranked 22nd for New Skills and Learning; 26th for Aims Achieved; and 30th for both Course Design and Teaching Materials.
In addition, UCD Smurfit Executive Development ranked 14th for partner schools, which refers to programmes taught in conjunction with other Equis or AACSB accredited business schools. Find out more here.
This standalone diploma also forms part of the optional MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice) Pathway. The pathway framework is comprised of eleven diploma programmes. If participants successfully complete any three of these eleven diplomas within a recommended 5-year timeframe, they are awarded with the MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice).
Our portfolio of pathway diplomas build on your existing skill set and add relevant value to your business needs. From corporate governance to leadership development, our diplomas deepen your understanding of contemporary business issues and will help you become a stronger leader who can deal with complex issues in rapidly changing environments. Our unique learning method, immersive environment and world-class faculty all come together to deliver a learning experience unlike any other.
The majority of our diploma programmes are delivered over a series of 6 two-day workshops within a 10-12 month period. Workshops are typically held on Fridays and Saturdays to minimise interference with busy work schedules. The majority of our diploma programmes are assessed on a module by module basis through a variety of practical assignments, there are no examinations other than our UCD Diploma in Corporate Governance.