Corporate Governance is recognised as central to the effective and efficient running of any firm and a key driver in delivering outcomes. It is therefore a subject of prime importance to companies, employees and regulators.
This course aims to thoroughly review and explore the key concepts and features of corporate governance, allowing participants to gain the relevant knowledge and expertise to better apply best corporate governance practices.
Participants of the course will develop an understanding of the relevant theories, assess key failures in corporate governance that have highlighted the need for securing efficient corporate governance mechanisms, examine the regulatory environment where financial institutions operate, and look at how corporate governance codes have developed and the different models of corporate governance that have evolved in different countries and industries.
In addition, the course explores the role of the Board and its Directors, the shareholders, other relevant stakeholders and the gatekeepers of corporate governance. Importantly, the course also studies the concept of managing corporate risk and the overall importance of creating an efficient internal controls mechanism within an organisation so as to ensure the processes and procedures are respected and applied. Finally, the course offers a review of how Corporate Social Responsibility affects Corporate Governance and assesses the impact the Financial Crisis has had on Corporate Governance.
Having covered these thematic areas, the aim is to ensure that the participants have gained a comprehensive understanding of corporate governance both from a theoretical and practical perspective and that they are in a position to put in practice the knowledge acquired and stand out as exceptional professionals.
Expected Learning Outcomes
Having successfully completed this course, the participants will be able to demonstrate knowledge and an advanced understanding of:
Course Outline – Thematic Areas:
Who Should Participate in the Course?
The course is suitable for anyone who has a professional or personal interest in broadening their knowledge by studying Corporate Governance, and the risks attached to failures in this key area. More specifically this covers:
This programme may be approved for up to 10 CPD units in Financial Regulation. Eligibility criteria and CPD Units are verified directly by your association, regulator or other bodies which you hold membership.
Participants’ Commitment: In total the participants will need to commit around 60-70 hours for the course.
On a weekly basis there will be reading material and exercises uploaded on the learning platform for participants to study. It is expected that participants should commit around 4-6 hours per week and additionally they need to prepare an assessed assignment and undertake in an exam in order to complete the course.
Live Meetings: There will be in total 5 live on-line sessions.
This will include an introductory session in Week 1, three two-hour sessions to discuss the material covered and review the exercises that participants are expected to complete (Weeks 4, 8, 12) and a revision session in the last week of the course. Participants are advised to participate in these sessions as their participation will form part of the overall assessment.
What will Participants Attain: A Postgraduate Certificate
Participants undertaking the course will receive master’s level knowledge. Having covered the syllabus and attained the necessary results in their assessed assignments participants will receive a Postgraduate Certificate that may be used to in future postgraduate studies and allow them to enjoy exemptions.
|Exam (2 hours)||
|Essay (3,000 words)||
Based on their performance in the assessed essay and the final exam, participants may attain the certificate with a Pass, Merit or Distinction.
How and Where Participants Can Study
The course is delivered fully online so it can be studied at any time and from any location in the world.
5 live meeting on weeks 1, 4, 8, 12 and 14
Adonis Pegasiou is the Academic Director of EIMF since May 2019. He holds a PhD in Politics (University of Manchester), an MSc in European Policy Studies (University of Bristol) and a BSc in Economics (London School of Economics (LSE)). Furthermore, he holds the ‘Certified Global Sanctions Specialist’ (CGSS) Certification offered by the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and a Diploma in ‘Governance, Risk and Compliance’ (Merit) offered by the International Compliance Association (ICA). Following his doctoral studies, he held positions in the public and private sectors including Cyprus Airways (Head of Chairman’s Office and Non-Executive Board Member), the Secretariat of Cyprus Presidency of the Council of EU, the Embassy of Kuwait in Cyprus (Consultant to the Ambassador) and the Cyprus Cooperative Bank (Non-Executive Board Member – appointed by the Government approved by the Parliament and European Central Bank). In between his professional appointments, Adonis Pegasiou was awarded post-doctoral research funding by the Research Promotion Foundation of the Republic of Cyprus to examine the ‘Europeanisation of Cyprus’s economy’. For the duration of the post-doctoral project, he was based at the EUC Research Centre (Cyprus) and was also a Visiting Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory of the LSE. In addition, he has been involved in numerous research projects, published his work in various peer-reviewed journals and participated in numerous international conferences. Moreover, he has taught at the European University Cyprus (EUC) (2014-2016) and has been an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Cyprus since 2015.