What is corporate governance?

Professional Development


This course provides an overview of corporate governance, distinguishing it from management. It examines governance processes, concepts and structures, specifically highlighting and improving awareness of areas that are frequently overlooked or misunderstood using practical activities where possible.

Suitable For

New entrants into the industry and junior administrators.

2 CPD hours
2 hours

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Learning Outcomes

Having attended this course, delegates will:

  • Be able to explain how governance differs from management
  • Understand the various governance theories, especially agency theory
  • Be able to explain what a stakeholder is
  • Discuss the role of the board
  • Appreciate the need for effective risk management and internal control


  • Governance: what is it?
  • Stakeholders and the theory of agency
  • Regulatory issues around effective corporate governance
  • The effective offshore board (+ committees)
  • Internal control and risk