Course Outline

The MA in Board Practice and Directorship (Stage 3) comprises of two modules taught over one intensive rezidential week, an 8 month individual research project and a 1 or 2 days Board Annual Conference. Module cover topics like:

PG MA Module 6: Research and Analytical Skills for Board Directors

PG MA Module 7b: Private, Public or Third Sector Boards

PG MA Module Module 8: Business Challenge

PG MA Module Module 9: Board Annual Conference


Assesment Process

For Module 8 there will be a written assignment of 12,000 words (100%). For Module 9 a written assignment of  2,500 words (100%) and a 3,000 words (50%) paper plus presentation and Q&A at the Conference (50%). Module’s 8 assignment accounts for 40 credits. Module’s 9 assignment for 60 credits.


Course & assesment timeline

23-24th November 2024 / MA Module 6
25th November 2024 / MA Module 7b
24th January 2025 / MA Assessment Module 7b
3rd March 2025 / Paper development webinar (online attendance)
2nd June 2025 / MA Assessment Module 8
2nd July 2025 / MA Assessment Module 9, followed by in-person delivery at the conference at Henley Business School ( 10-11th July 2025)
2nd September 2025 /Student Experience Reflections (online attendance)


Application Process

Entry requirements
Applicants should have successfully completed Stage 1: Postgraduate Certificate and Stage 2: Postgraduate Diploma of Henley MA Board Practice and Directorship Programme.

Enrolment process outline
Mandatory graduation of PG Dip (Stage 2)

Enrolment Timeline

Programme start date: 23rd November 2024


Fee MA Stage 


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