Corporate Governance Institute Courses

Develop your strategic governance skills with a 100% online Corporate Governance course.

With The Corporate Governance Institute, it's easy to shape your course around the demands of full-time work. You have complete control over when and where you learn, letting you shape your learning around your life.

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Elevate your career with a 100% online, university credit-rated corporate governance qualification with the Corporate Governance Institute. 

Courses with the Corporate Governance Institute are designed to be flexible, making it easy for you to find the balance you need to balance work, life and other commitments. 

They're also valued by employers as they provide world-class governance skills to take your career to the next level and help you achieve great things, including: 

  • Help you get promoted and increase your salary 
  • Support you in making a positive impact in your organisation 
  • Learn how to communicate with a board more efficiently
  • Bring out your high-level leadership skills
  • Validated knowledge with a university credit-rated diploma 

When you enrol with us, you’ll set your own schedule, learn at your own pace, and benefit from learning from industry experts to ensure you're getting insightful and comprehensive industry expertise. 

Corporate Governance Institute FAQs

Corporate governance refers to the methods by which companies are directed and managed, making good corporate governance the cornerstone of any ethical organisation. 

Directors and board members are responsible for the effective governance of their companies,  meeting regularly to retain control over the business and to discuss clearly defined objectives, best practices, responsibilities and solutions, with the ultimate goal of maintaining both the business and its integrity. 

The Corporate Governance Institute is a leading professional body for corporate governance and its qualifications are recognised across the world. 

Offering education and certification in corporate governance to aspiring and existing directors, CGI takes pride in providing enhanced knowledge and skills people to those who need to know how to engage with boards and organisations effectively.

Designed by and delivered by directors for directors, qualifications from the Corporate Governance Institute are globally recognised and are ideal if you're looking to enhance your knowledge and take your career to the next level. 

Completed entirely online, you'll be able to work through the course at your own pace, fitting study around your work and life commitments. 

Both the Diploma in Corporate Governance and the Diploma in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) are credit-rated by Glasgow Caledonian University, a highly-rated UK university.

They are recognised at Level 7 on the Scottish Curriculum and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). For the EU, British Isles, Ireland and other parts of the world there will be an equivalent award in your relevant educational systems. For guidance, please review the ‘Qualifications can Cross Boundaries‘ guide.

Find out more about Glasgow Caledonian University.

Find out more about the European Qualifications Framework.

Yes! Even if you don't work in Corporate Governance, qualifications with the Corporate Governance Institute were designed to clarify and define what it means to be a company director and a boardroom leader, and all that it encompasses. 

You will learn best boardroom practices, experiences and knowledge from company directors, as well as benefit from real-world case studies that you can apply to your own organisation. 

Yes! The Corporate Governance Institute offers a variety of bite-sized courses that are ideal if you're looking to develop your professional leadership skills and enhance your CV. 

The shorter courses offered, include: 

  • Digital Transformation for Company Directors 
  • ESG for Directors 
  • Cyber Security for Company Directors 
  • The Effective Company Secretary 
  • Best Practice in ESG Reporting 
  • Fundamentals of Risk Management for Directors 
  • Getting Your Next Non-Executive Director (NED) Role
  • The Board's Role in Organisational Culture 
  • Best Practice in ESG and Risk Management 
  • The Importance of Governance in ESG

The course that is right for you will depend entirely on your personal, professional and organisational goals. 

The Corporate Governance Institute Diploma in Corporate Governance is designed for aspiring directors, current directors and aspiring executives who report to boards and need to know the most effective ways to work with them. 

The Corporate Governance Institute Diploma in Social, Environmental and Governance is aimed at leaders, managers and directors who are responsible for ESG strategy at a company. It's also designed for professionals looking to enhance their knowledge of ESG in general. 

The certificates offered by the Corporate Governance Institute, on the other hand, are great if you're looking for a shorter supplementary course to advance your professional development, with a commitment time of only 3.5 hours per certificate.  

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