Corporate Governance Principles

Professional Development


A brief historical look at the evolution of the company, as well as some definitions of CG to show what it actually is. The problems of Agency Theory are examined along with some solutions to the issues it raises. A long-term view of banking failure is discussed as this module’s case study.

Session content

  • What do we mean by Corporate Governance
  • What constitutes Corporate Governance and why it’s important
  • Understand the problems of separation of ownership and control
  • Understand the different theoretical aspects of Corporate Governance
  • Appreciate the historical evolution of Corporate Governance

Learning outcomes

Having completed this course, delegates will:

  • Understand key theories and models of CG
  • Be aware of some of the language which makes up CG
  • Look at a recent case of failure and be able to put it in to historical perspective

Suitable For

Those working in financial and professional services in a senior capacity – Non-Executive Directors, Executive Directors, Senior Managers, Senior Governance Professionals, Company Secretaries – as well as those looking to build a better appreciation of the demands placed on directors and boards in the dispatch of their legal, contractual and fiduciary duties.

Always Available
1 CPD hours
1 hour
Jersey / Guernsey / Mauritius / Cayman Islands / Switzerland / United Kingdom / Isle of Man / British Virgin Islands / Luxembourg / International / Ireland
A CPD certificate will be issued to delegates

Purchase licences

GBP 75 per licence




Why choose BPP?

Real world application

BPP’s Corporate Governance programme has been designed to enhance your technical knowledge through the use of real-life examples, real-world corporate scandals, impacts and outcomes, interviews with individuals operating in the sector, and practical application.

Market-leading online delivery

Courses are delivered to your employees using our bespoke learning management system, the Hub. It is a self-contained system in which your employees can access the pre-recorded content, mark it as complete, or revisit and recap for up to 12 months.

A fully supportive environment

BPP provide high-quality learning, support and structure with the freedom for you to study in your own time from your home, the office or wherever you happen to be. Our tutors are experienced professionals who have been specifically recruited for their industry experience and passion for training.