College Governance

Corporate and Academic Governance at IBCM

IBCM governance structure has been developed to support its commitment to transparency and good governance in all of its activities, and strives to conduct its affairs in a responsible and transparent way. It has adopted the CUC Higher Education Code of Governance, which sets out the core values of good governance in Higher Education and the primary elements of governance that support those values. Governance is conducted according to the Seven Principles identified by the Nolan Commitee on Standards in Public Life, and follows the Public Interest Governance Principles established by the Office of Students.

Governing Body

The company shareholders (International Business College Manchester Ltd) have established a Board of Governors (the Board) as the governing body of IBCM, to ensure the success of the college by setting the strategic direction and ensuring the mission, goals and objectives are achieved.

Academic Board

The Board of Governors has established an Academic Board as the senior academic authority at IBCM. Subject to overall responsibility of the Board of Governors, the Academic Board acts as the overarching authority and decision-making body for matters concerning academic strategy and policies, academic standards, curriculum design and development, the organisation of teaching, assessment and research and the overall quality of learning opportunities and student welfare. This is aligned with the expectations of awarding bodies and academic partners.

Executive Committee

The Board oversees the activity of the Executive Committee, who have delegated responsibility to manage the day-to-day operation of the College.

The Executive Committee leads on day-to-day activities; including, annual budgeting, ensuring compliance with current legislation including equality, health and safety, and data and ensuring the effective management of IBCM’s financial, human and physical resources.


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