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 program.
Students who complete the (3) three-course certificate 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.
The Graduate Certificate 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 or 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 the 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|
|Graduate Application||waived through July 2021**|
|eResources||$85 per course|
* Special tuition rate applies to students enrolling int he spring or summer 2021 terms. Standard tuition rates will apply beginning in the fall 2021 term. All prices are subject to change. Partner discount does not apply to this program. Not eligible for Title IV financial aid. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for the most up to date pricing.
** Application fees waived through July 2021 to help relieve up-front costs for those who have been affected by COVID-19.
Withdrawal and Refund Policy
Please refer to the Academic Catalog for withdrawal and refund policy information.