Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme (CGQP)
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The Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme (CGQP), formerly known as the ICSA Qualifying Programme, is the benchmark qualification for corporate governance professionals.
The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) is the international qualifying and membership body for company secretaries and governance professionals. Founded in London, ICSA has been recognised and respected across the world for more than 100 years as the world’s leading authority on governance and compliance.
With this Course, You Will:
- Get a firm grounding in good governance, ethical practices and corporate administration.
- Understand the legal framework within which commercial organisations operate.
- Be able to critically engage with the need for regulating financial reporting by entities.
- Understand the different roles and responsibilities of the company secretary.
- Be able to research and critically apply the growing global, regional and local information sources on corporate governance.
Why choose Brickfields Asia College?
As the Nation’s #1 Law School, BAC is one of the main institutions of higher learning in Malaysia offering this course, in collaboration with the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA).
MAICSA is the premier professional body for Company Secretaries and Governance Professionals with aims of promoting good governance and best practices in organisations. MAICSA has more than 4,200 members (comprising Fellows and Associates) and Graduates, 1,800 students and 600 Affiliates on its register.
Participants of this course will receive a firm grounding in good governance, ethical practices and corporate administration.
How Do I Get In?
- Holders of recognised Bachelor and Master Degrees are eligible to apply for admission to the CGQP. Those from approved universities will be admitted directly into the program with attractive exemptions.
- Fast Track for Qualified Professionals: Lawyers and accountants, with up to five years’ professional experience, are eligible for the fast track route.
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The aim of this module is to provide a thorough grounding in, and knowledge and understanding of, the legal framework governing certain business organisations, with particular focus on the registered company. Where appropriate, the module will also cover relevant corporate governance topics, and the relationship between company law and corporate governance.
Interpreting Financial & Accounting Information
You will develop your knowledge of finance and accounting and the ability to use that knowledge to interpret financial and accounting information in order to provide advice to the board, or a similar decision-making body, in strategy development and/or decision-making.
You will gain advanced knowledge and key skills necessary for the company secretary or governance professional to act as chief advisor to the board and other stakeholders on best practice in corporate governance, and as the facilitator for systematic application across a wide range of organisations.
Development of Strategy
This module aims to provide the elements, processes and techniques involved in the development and implementation of organisational strategy.
You will develop and extend your understanding of the discipline of risk management, including how risk management links to compliance management and complements effective corporate governance in organisations.
This module aims to provide advanced knowledge and tools to recognise the role of the company secretary/governance professional in supporting and influencing boardroom performance, by enabling both effective individual behaviours and group processes.
Company Secretarial Practice
You will develop the knowledge and skills to prepare for practice as a company secretary/governance professional, ensuring that the company operates in accordance with good governance principles and the regulations of the jurisdiction in which it operates.
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