Nicki Wood - Programme Leader
Nicki Wood is a lecturer in the school of Accounting, Finance and Economics at Lincoln International Business School. She is the Programme Leader for MSc Governance and teaches a wide variety of modules in management accounting, financial accounting, and governance. Nicki qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2000 and worked in audit and accounts for four years. This was followed by 15 years working as a Financial Accountant, Financial Controller, and Financial Director in a variety of companies.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Welcome to MSc Governance
How You Study
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
International Postgraduate Taught Application Deadline
Please note that international applications for taught postgraduate programmes starting in September 2022 have now closed.
Entry Requirements 2022-23
This programme is fully accredited by The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland (CGI UK&I).
Students successfully completing this Master’s programme can be jointly awarded Graduate CGI UK&I status.
Graduates must demonstrate three years of relevant professional experience to qualify as a Chartered Secretary. CGI UK&I is also introducing the alternative designation, Chartered Governance Professional. Further details can be found on the CGI UK&I website.
Chartered status is the gold standard governance designation, recognised and valued by employers. Qualifying as a Chartered Governance Professional or Chartered Secretary demonstrates that you have developed the knowledge, skills, and experience to take on a job with significant and wide-ranging responsibilities.
The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland (CGI UK&I) is a chartered membership, professional body, and world-leading authority on governance, risk, and compliance. CGI UK&I supports its members in organisations of all sizes across all sectors of the economy, including large corporates, SMEs, the public sector, and charities.
The Business Ethics practical application element of this programme was designed with support of the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) and aims to develop future business leaders, managers, senior finance officers, accountants, solicitors, or governance professionals who understand and appreciate the importance of going beyond numbers and supporting good ethical business practices to help companies to sustain long-term success.
Staff teaching on this programme are usually either professionally qualified accountants, lawyers, or governance practitioners with relevant industrial experience, or research specialists with wide research interests. In addition, students can benefit from external visiting speakers who are experts from the financial and business world.
100 Funded Field Trip Places
Lincoln International Business School students can expand their horizons and see international business in action by joining funded international trips to exciting overseas destinations.
LIBS 100 gives students the opportunity to enhance their global mindset, connect with our global community and partners, and learn from international experts through 100 funded field trip places each academic year.
Places are open to all students enrolled on a programme within Lincoln International Business School.
Find out more about our 100 funded field trip places for students.
“Studying MSc Governance at Lincoln has been a fantastic experience. The course has been both exciting and challenging, and has provided me with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to pursue my ideal career in governance.”Michael Bann, MSc Governance graduate
Career and Personal Development
The MSc Governance programme is designed to help students develop the knowledge and skills to compete effectively in the domestic and international labour markets, and support best governance practices within organisations.
The programme aims to develop the knowledge, professional, management, and transferable skills that may be useful in a wide variety of job roles in governance, leadership, management, finance, accountancy, strategy, law, secretariat, or administration in the corporate, not-for-profit, and public sectors.
At Lincoln International Business School students can access careers information, workshops, and guidance through the University’s Careers and Employability team.
Working in Partnership
Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.
The University of Lincoln is a member of AACSB, a global nonprofit association connecting educators, students, and businesses to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Find out more.
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