BU launches compliance certificate

Boston University School of Law will offer a Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance beginning this fall.

The certificate is designed to give working professionals an in-depth understanding of risk management and compliance and equip them with the practical skills to create, execute, and implement international transactions and corporate governance practices in today’s increasingly regulated markets.

Developed in conjunction with BU’s Metropolitan College Risk Management programs, the 12-credit certificate is the first of its kind to be offered by a law school ranked in the top 50 by U.S. News & World Report.

“The certificate represents the perfect marriage between the School of Law and Metropolitan College’s subject matter expertise, and meets a market need in this fast-growing and dynamic field that has become of increasing relevance to practitioners in every jurisdiction,” said Ian C. Pilarczyk, director of BU Law’s executive LLM in international business law program. “The courses provide real-world, practical knowledge delivered in a format that enhances students’ ability to incorporate study into their professional lives, while also providing a valued professional credential that may enhance their professional standing.”

Current course offerings include: Enterprise Risk Management; Enterprise Risk Planning and Compliance; Enterprise Risk Analytics; Global Compliance: Introduction and Best Practices; Global Cyberlaw and Governance; and a Directed Study in Compliance.

All courses are available in an asynchronous online format. Students must complete a minimum of four 3-credit classes to receive the certificate.

The certificate also makes students eligible to apply to BU Law’s Executive LL.M. in International Business Law on an advanced standing basis, and the certificate credits count toward the 20-credit requirement.