The MA in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility) ranks in the top 50 Masters programmes worldwide in Corporate Social Responsibility

The Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking 2021 has revealed the rankings for the best Masters and MBA programmes worldwide with the MA in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility) ranking no.37 worldwide in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility.

The MA in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility), a level 9 qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications is offered jointly by Dublin City University and Mater Dei Institute of Education in partnership with the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland. The programme is part of a professional development framework for ACOI members and for individuals within the wider business community who wish to develop their leadership skills for Business Ethics & Corporate Responsibility roles within organisations.

Upon completion of the programme, graduates are invited to become Fellows of the Compliance Association in Ireland (FCOI), FCOI is the highest-level designation the ACOI offers its members.. By accepting the invitation to take up an ACOI designation, the holder embraces an ethos of life-long learning by keeping abreast of developments in the dynamic field of regulatory compliance and ethics. 

Worldwide ranking
The Eduniversal ranking covers 154 countries within nine geographic zones including; Africa,  North America, Latin America, Central Asia, Eurasia and Middle East, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Far East and Oceania. The ranked courses come from more than 1,800 universities and schools.

Dr Alan Kearns, Assistant Professor of Ethics and the coordinator for the MA in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility), said: “Corporate Social Responsibility is vital to every industry as managers in every sector strive to find a balance between the pursuit of business goals and making ethical decisions. DCU’s MA in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility) is a unique course that provides our graduates with a range of business ethical theories and practical tools to address ethical issues in organisations. The recognition of the MA is testament to its relevance and effectiveness in an increasingly socially conscious society.”


For more information on the MA in Ethics (Corporate Social Responsibility) a part-time programme, delivered over two years, click here.