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Risk, Compliance, and the Law

Risk, Compliance, and the Law

Learn how to reduce risk and manage business processes efficiently and proactively with the Graduate Certificate in Risk, Compliance, and the Law. In today’s challenging business environment, there is an increased demand for competent risk and compliance professionals. UMD’s program provides graduate training and knowledge in the interdisciplinary fields of business law, ethics, criminology, and accounting. Become a responsible risk and compliance professional, and be prepared to manage 21st century business challenges in a necessarily ethical and legal way.

The Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Risk, Compliance, and the Law (GC-Risk) is a 12-credit online program that provides training and knowledge in the interdisciplinary fields of business law, ethics, criminology, and accounting. GC-Risk focuses on forensic audit investigations, software utilization as applied to discerning potentially fraudulent activity, and a detailed understanding of businesses’ legal obligations and the origin and consequences of non-compliance. Graduates will be able to understand and effectively implement the latest developments in empirically supported compliance strategies, investigation and audit practices (including the use of sophisticated software packages and statistical analysis to identify reporting and data aberrations). They will also learn about corporate ethical and legal obligations, both domestically and internationally; strategies to meet and maintain compliance; how to conduct investigations and attorney-client privilege.

Offered through the Center of the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, & Crime, GC-Risk is a joint effort between the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Instruction is provided by UMD faculty and experts in the field. The online learning environment benefits working professionals with flexibility, convenience, and accessibility. GC-Risk can be completed in as little as 12 months while minimally disrupting personal and professional life.

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