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Certificate of Achievement in Compliance & Ethics ONLINE GRADUATE-LEVEL CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT


Available for courses taken through 8/31/24

Program availability is dependent on course schedule. Ask an admissions counselor for details.

Highly effective corporations pursue a vision of balance of competition and success. Today’s firms are faced with constant challenges of making ethical choices in difficult times. Effective compliance and ethical practices improve performance and enhance the reputation of the firm. These organizations need skilled managers with creativity and integrity to lead them.

This program is designed for individuals who are seeking to guide a firm in making the right ethical choices through enhancing skills for ethics and compliance professionals. Become an ethical leader with the support of the Compliance and Ethics certificate of achievement program.

Students who complete the (3) three-course program have the option to take 7 additional courses to obtain their Master of Science in Business Ethics and Compliance (MBEC).

To request information about any of these options, call 800-997-1673. Or complete the Request Information from now.

What is a Certificate of Achievement?

Upon completing a certain number of courses in a specified discipline, students will receive a certificate of achievement from Cambridge College as recognition of their training achievement. These programs are designed to be completed relatively quickly and increase the student’s marketability by demonstrating to employers that they have developed or improved skills in these focused areas. The courses may also be transferable to related Cambridge College degree programs, reducing the amount of time required to obtain a degree. A certificate of achievement is not a formal academic credential and is not eligible for Title IV financial aid.

Course Curriculum

The Certificate of Achievement in Compliance and Ethics includes three graduate-level courses that focus on the efficiency and effectiveness of the development and implementation of corporate compliance and ethics.

Regulation and Regulators

This course is designed to provide a broad understanding of the philosophy, history, and context of regulations and regulatory agencies within various industries, including but not limited to financial services, healthcare, and human resources. Students will evaluate and assess the external role of the compliance process, including federal, state, and local regulatory agencies. Students will study the complex regulatory environment that has recently grown to safeguard the public’s personal information and prevent abuse within various industries.

Governance, Ethics, and Compliance

This course aims to provide students with a basic understanding of corporate governance as a term and as a practice involving relations between a firm’s executive leadership, its governing board, and its stakeholders. The course explores various governance models practiced in the US, including both for-profit and non-profit, and looks at the role and responsibilities of each of the parties in these relationships both as set down in the legal code and as suggested by current best practice. The role of various board committees will also be discussed, along with their relationships with regulatory agencies such as the SEC. A fundamental part of the course is a discussion of the ‘purpose of a corporation’ and of the various perspectives held by prominent thought leaders in the US on this subject. The course will also look at changes made in board practices following the Sarbanes Oxley legislation in 2002 and at recent trends in corporate governance.

Enterprise Risk Management

The purpose of this course is to understand the broad overview and perspective of risk management and both its theoretical and practical applications to corporate compliance issues, policies, and procedures. The course seeks to put Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance in context by providing an introduction and foundation to risk management.

Cost Per Course Total Program
$750* $2,250*
Additional Fees
Fees Cost
e-Resources Fee $85 per course**
Transcript Fee $8 per official transcript
Course Re-enrollment Fee Standard tuition rates apply
Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) Fee
California students only
$2.50 per one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) of institutional charges

* Special tuition rate applies to courses taken through 8/31/24. Standard tuition rates will apply beginning in the fall 2024 term. All prices are subject to change. No other scholarships or discounts are available for this program. Not eligible for Title IV financial aid. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for the most up to date pricing.

** e-Resources fee waived for the following groups (including their immediate family members/dependents2): military servicemembers3, DOD & USCG employees4

1 Employees, immediate family members of employees, and in some cases members of organizations that have engaged in a formal educational partnership agreement with Cambridge College.

2 Dependents and immediate family members are defined as the spouse and children.

3 A member of the United States Armed Forces (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, Space Force) that is currently serving on active duty, Guard or Reserve status. Members of the Guard and Reserves must be drilling members or on active duty. Servicemembers that are in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR) are not considered as currently serving for purposes of the military benefit but may qualify for the veteran benefit.

4 General schedule employees of the Department of Defense (DoD) and the United States Coast Guard.

5 Prior servicemember of the United States Armed Forces (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, Space Force) separated under other than dishonorable conditions. Servicemembers that are in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR) may qualify for the veteran benefit.

6 All first responders, including law enforcement, fire fighters, emergency medical services, and emergency management.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Please refer to the Academic Catalog for withdrawal and refund policy information.

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