University of Maryland - College Park

Risk, Compliance, and the Law

Address:

College Park

Washington, DC 20742

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Certificate in Risk, Compliance, and the Law (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.

The online learning environment benefits working professionals with flexibility, convenience, and accessibility. The Certificate can be completed in as little as 12 months while minimally disrupting personal and professional life. 

Accreditation:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Eligibility Requirements:

Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university with at least a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). Resume/CV. Statement of Purpose. 2 Letters of Recommendation. Experience, education, and/or interest in fields of business law, ethics, criminology, and accounting. No GRE scores or any other standardized scores required. Non-refundable application fee of $75 USD.

International Student Requirements:

Received at least a baccalaureate degree at a foreign university or college equivalent to that of a U.S. institution. A TOEFL score of 100 or higher unless otherwise exempt. Resume/CV. Statement of Purpose. 2 Letters of Recommendation. Experience, education, and/or interest in fields of business law, ethics, criminology, and accounting. No GRE scores or any other standardized scores required. Non-refundable application fee of $75 USD.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 12

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1000 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large Suburb

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