A completed application form, digital photograph and copy of transcripts for all university-level degrees (if applicable and excluding those taken at UCD) are required. A telephone or personal interview with the Programme Director may form part of the admission process to help determine whether the programme is the most appropriate solution for the applicant.
This programme is suitable for middle or senior managers who currently occupy, or are being groomed for, board memberships, or who carry governance-related positions of responsibility. It is also suitable for executives in organisations who do not have a legal board, but have equivalent governance arrangements. Participants should have at least 5 years management experience and hold a primary degree or equivalent professional qualification. Consideration will be given to applicants who do not hold a primary degree but their depth of industry and organisational experience qualifies them as suitable participants.
2019 Tuition Fees
The fee of €15,325 or €14,558 (UCD Business Alumni Discount) is a comprehensive cost that includes tuition, all course related materials, lunches and refreshments while on campus. There are no additional overheads. We offer staged payments and there is no interest charged for choosing this option.
UCD Smurfit School and the 30% Club are offering a full scholarship to 1 female candidate wishing to enter the Diploma in Corporate Governance commencing in September 2019. To apply for the scholarship applicants should first meet the entry requirements for this diploma. More details can be found at this link: 30% Club Scholarship
Tax relief is available on tuition fees for participants who wish to self-fund. Please see www.revenue.ie for further information on how to apply for this relief. All decisions on individual tax relief requests are subject to the discretion of the Revenue Commissioners.
On successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded the Professional Diploma in Corporate Governance by UCD Smurfit Executive Development (30 ECTS at NFQ Level 9). This diploma forms part of the MSc in Business (Leadership and Management Practice) Pathway.