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.
7th September 2021
€15,325 & €14,558*
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.
Tuesday 7th Sept 2021
30th Nov 2021
Autumn Trimester (6 courses)
Monday 10th January 2022
|5th April 2022||Spring Trimester (6 courses)|
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The Smurfit Experience
Top 50 Global Ranking
UCD Smurfit Executive Development has been ranked 1st in Ireland, 27th in Europe and 42nd the world for its Open Enrolment programmes according to the prestigious 2020 Financial Times Executive Education Rankings. In securing the 42nd place, it is the fourth consecutive year that Smurfit Executive Development has achieved a global top 50 ranking.
This year is our first year participating in the Customised programmes ranking, and we are delighted to announce we placed 85th globally and 47th in the European top 50. By offering a world-class range of customised, diploma and open enrolment programmes, Smurfit Executive Development helps executives and their organisations create new opportunities to drive growth and create value.
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.