Duration Options

Flexible, 11 Weeks or 1 Week


Approx 60 hours in total

What you’ll learn?

Diploma in Corporate Governance




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ESG and the next generation of company directors


ESG is a significant growth area, 2020 saw a 96% increase in sustainable investing from the biggest investment funds. 2019 saw $20.6bn in new money transferred to ESG funds – 4x the amount seen in 2018.


Two thirds of European workers expect employers to help solve societal issues.
Consumers now demand social and environmental commitments from businesses.


Companies are expected to commit to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
ESG is your company’s 360-degree response to risk and opportunity.

Learn more about the course modules and what you will learn.

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Develop the practical knowledge, insight and global mindset of a new generation of board directors.

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Invest in your future with a comprehensive and valuable Diploma in Corporate Governance

The full Diploma in Corporate Governance offers comprehensive knowledge of corporate governance, including environmental, social, and governance (ESG).

The course will provide the skills necessary to enable sound decision-making and impart best governance practices, including ESG.

In a rapidly changing environment, directors must be fully informed on all aspects of their responsibilities.

Obtaining a Diploma will improve your leadership skills and give you the mindset of a director.

With the Diploma in Corporate Governance, directors and executives will gain a distinct career edge by better understanding their duties and responsibilities.

Having an ESG certification is important, but directors who complete the Diploma are better equipped and more fully qualified to lead real change.

97.3% of delegates

recommend this diploma

Here is what they have to say

Thank you for creating this Diploma. It is a much-needed service. Other Diplomas like this are unobtainable for many because of the cost. To be honest, having reviewed the other Diplomas, you have the best lecturers. I networked with some great people doing this Diploma. You really are going to make a difference in the business landscape. I certainly recommend this course.

Declan Cahill – Ireland

MBSI Programme Director

The purpose, content and tone of the Diploma from the Corporate Governance Institute are compelling. The Diploma has really brought to life my understanding of how governance works. I deal with the boards of various companies, and the Diploma gave me whole new insights and a refreshed reference framework for what I do. It sharpens how I approach the work I do on their behalf. Thanks for such a rich opportunity.

Patrick O’Meara – Ireland

Owner P Woods & Associates

“This was an excellent course. The materials were well designed and fully supported the first class Tutorials and presenters throughout. I have no hesitation in recommending this course to those seeking to enhance their understanding of Corporate Governance, and of the nature of working in Boards”.

Jon Gillies – United Kingdom


Frequently Asked Questions

Our faculty members are industry experts with an interest in teaching the next generation of directors and board members. Along with teaching, our lecturers are professionally involved in numerous types of businesses.

You will examine the most current and relevant case studies and learn about the latest thinking at the board level. To see the full list of faculty members, click here

You can study for this Diploma in three different formats, each one designed to be flexible so they work for busy people.

  • Some students choose to learn at their own pace by taking the online, self-paced format.
  • Some prefer the part-time Diploma which takes 11 weeks to complete and involves three hours of teaching per week.
  • And then there is the Bootcamp format which is ideal for busy executives who wish to become certified directors in just one week.

You can learn more and decide which format suits you the best, here.

Definitely. We designed this Diploma to demystify and define what it means to be a company director and a boardroom leader. You will learn best boardroom practices from company directors, who share their experiences and knowledge. The case studies are real-world, practical and full of insights. Your resulting certification is globally recognised.

This Diploma is ideal for the next generation of leaders who wish to make a positive impact at the highest levels of organisations around the world.

Absolutely! We’ve had teams join us from PLCs, NGOs, law firms, public bodies, today’s financial and tech giants, and everywhere in between. If you’re interested in participating in teams of five or more, email paul@thecorporategovernanceinstitute.com for more information.