Postgraduate Certificate in Governance and Management

MQF Level 7

Postgraduate Certificate

Governance and Management

TBA 2024
Price  (Local/EU)
Part-Time: 12 months
Full-Time: 7 months
ECTS Credits
30 Credits (ECTS)
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Course Description

Gain an in-depth understanding of the relationship between governance and public policymaking. This course is designed to balance cutting edge academic research with real-world examples to prepare you for the policymaking world.

This programme provides you with an insight into modern day and future governance principles, practices and issues. It is designed to provide a sound understanding of governance and leadership from corporate, investor and stakeholder perspectives.

The course also provides an insight into the major reports that have been published on the subject, and delves into the related organisational and ethical issues facing directors, governors and organisations’ stakeholders.

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must possess one of the following:

  • Level 6 Degree;


  • a Level 5 diploma or higher diploma and 5 years’ work experience in a supervisory or managerial role.

Preference is given to applicants having a Level 6 degree in a discipline related to the study programme and a minimum of 3 years’ work experience in management.

Target Audience

This course is targeted at:

• public administration practitioners, managers and officials from ministries, local authorities and public and private bodies

• public leaders and CEOs from the public and private sector

• policy practitioners from the private sector and civil society organisations

Career Paths

The possible positions for which this programme aims to prepare you for include:

  • Executive secretary
  • Supervisor
  • Manager


You are required to complete all 5 compulsory modules (30 ECTS), to fulfil the requirements of this postgraduate certificate.

Structure and Assessment

This is a part-time programme and will typically take 30 months to complete. The programme comprises a total of 10 modules. The method of assessment is assignment-based.

The course comprises:

  • 6 lectures per module;
  • 3-hour lectures (evening);
  • 12 hours of guided learning, presentations, comprising synchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos;
  • Self-study hours comprising research, reading and assignment work.



The programme includes different forms of assessment which allow for and promote students’ critical engagement. The formative and summative assessment tasks may include an in-class assignment and/or a home-based written assignment using diverse assessment tools which may take the form of online and in-class discussions, examinations, case studies, reports, proposals, essays, and presentations, etc., as applicable to the diverse modules.


Course Intake Dates

TBA 2024

Learning Outcomes

The learner will be able to:

1. Critically analyse and evaluate the fundamental principles related to governance in a local and global context.

2. Explain and critically appraise the nature and origins of corporate governance issues facing both the public and private sectors and the ethical implications that arise.

3. Critically assess and apply the necessary characteristics and roles of managers in public and private sector in context of management theory.

4. Critically assess leadership theories in the context of public and private organisations.

5. Appreciate and assess the implications of regulatory and governance issues and consequences of making certain operational and financial decisions.

6. Show an appreciation of the political, moral, and economic pressures that determine the form, content, and development of aspects of the general principles of business and corporate law.

7. Examine strategy and strategic processes that focus on improving organisational performance over the long term.

8. Carry out research within the specialised field and develop the ability to criticize the research of other authors.

9. Communicate the knowledge acquired from research to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

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