Your modules and reading materials are available online, and you will receive a study guide and a core reading book.

A team of distance learning academic staff and tutors will support you in:

  • using the full range of learning guides and tools
  • questions relating to particular issues in the field of study
  • preparation of assessments and research papers
  • feedback on assessments and research papers


Each module will be assessed by either:

  • a written exam and research paper (most modules are assessed in this way). The exam and research paper are each worth 50% of your total mark.


  • a written exam and case studies. The exam is worth either 60% or 70% and the case studies are worth either 40% or 30% of your total mark respectively.

Your compulsory choice module will be assessed by either:

  • an internship report - where you find an organisation willing to offer you a work placement (for 1 month), that is approved by your academic supervisor. You will also have to write an intellectual report of minimum 5,000 words.


  • a project report of minimum 8,000 words on a topic approved by your academic supervisor.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Module code: CP50001 Credits: 10 Semester: Semester 1

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Module code: BU51001 Credits: 20 Semester: Semester 1

You will study important themes in corporate governance, such as the nature and importance of corporate governance in both a national and international context.

As well as recent changes in governance applying to major UK and international companies, and the need for ethical business behaviour.

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