Introduction to Corporate Governance

Professional Development


The module starts with an introduction to Corporate Governance and why it is important and why it is worth learning about. With so much of Corporate Governance being born out of corporate failure, some of the reasons why businesses fail are examined, which includes a case study concerning a colossal failure. 

Session content

  • Historical context to CG
  • The relevance of CG
  • Where do you fit in with Corporate Governance?
  • Appraising why companies fail
  • Observing and understanding a major corporate failure

Learning outcomes

Having completed this course, delegates will:

  • understand why we are studying CG
  • understand why CG is relevant
  • appreciate some of the reasons why some companies fail

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.

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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.