Certificate in Corporate Governance

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Certificate in Corporate Governance
Certificate in Corporate Governance


The AGRC Certificate in Corporate Governance provides participants with a thorough understanding of a topic that has gained increasing significance and attention amongst corporations, regulators, and researchers. At the same, the Certificate offers guidance as to how corporations can best prepare in creating solid governance structures that will help them deal with the myriad of modern-day corporate challenges and risks.


Introduction to Corporate Governance

  • Definition of Corporate Governance
  • Ethics and Governance
  • Key Relevant Governance Theories
  • Agency Theory
  • Stakeholder Theory

The Benefits of Corporate Governance

  • Board of Directors
  • Duties and Responsibilities of Directors
  • Specific Requirements for Financial Institutions
  • Board Appointments and Composition
  • Independent and Non-Executive Directors (INEDs)
  • The Importance of Diversity in a Board
  • Committee Structure
  • Board Committees
  • Committee Structure
  • Audit Committee
  • Risk Committee
  • Nominations Committee
  • Remuneration Committees
  • Key Post-Holders in a Board
  • Chair of the Board
  • Senior Independent Director (SID)
  • CEO (Ex-Officio Board Member)
  • Evaluation & Continuous Development
  • Knowledge of Industry and OrganisationInternal Control Mechanisms
  • Internal Controls and Risk Management
  • Three-Lines of Defence model

Intra-Board Relations

  • Effective Meetings

CSR, ESG and Sustainability

  • Definitions of Relevant Terms
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Environmental Social Governance (ESG)
  • Sustainability
  • The Business Case for CSR, ESG, and Sustainability
  • ESG, Sustainability, and the Role of the Board


• Register at any time for this online, open Certificate
• Study in your own time and at your own pace (you have up to 3 months to complete)
• Assessed by online multiple-choice exam

What is included

• 15 hours of self-paced online interactive learning including analysis of 7 practical case studies
• 1-year free AGRC membership
• Online Exam and AGRC Certificate


  • On-Demand Course

  • Intermediate level

About The Association of Governance, Risk & Compliance

The Association of Governance, Risk & Compliance
The Association of Governance, Risk & Compliance

AGRC is a global, non-profit, professional accreditation & certification organisation, as well as a networking platform, that was founded in 2020 and started its operations a year later. 

We facilitate the exchange of knowledge and sharing of experiences among governance, risk and compliance (GRC) professionals. 

We support our community of multi-jurisdictional GRC professionals in the financial services industry and beyond by sharing their common values, experiences, expertise, and business development opportunities. 

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