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 program is offered through the Center of the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, & Crime in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

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. The program 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. Students learn 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).  Students 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.

GC in Risk, Compliance, and the Law is a 12-credit graduate program designed to be completed in as little as 12 months while minimally disrupting personal and professional life. The program features online instruction, offering flexibility and accessibility that fits in with personal and professional responsibilities. UMD’s online learning environment delivers online content through easy to use web-based technology that enables learning in an engaging, interactive environment. Instruction is provided by UMD faculty and experts in the field. GC in Risk, Compliance, and the Law uses the term academic calendar: in a 12-week term, students complete course work in 11 weeks; week 12 is reserved for finals.

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