Master of Studies in Law in Corporate Compliance

Delivered Online from Fordham Law School

Fordham Law School offers an online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) in Corporate Compliance that can be completed in as few as 12 months. Through this online master’s program designed for non-lawyers, you can develop the skills needed to excel in this growing field and solve complex compliance challenges that ensure your organization complies with best practices and legal regulations.

The online master’s in compliance program is designed for professionals who do not hold a degree in law.

Fordham Law School also offers an on-campus MSL in Corporate Compliance program, along with other MSL, LLM, and JD degree programs. Visit the Fordham Law School website to learn more about in-person programs.

Prepare to Uphold the Integrity of a Business

In a time where business transgressions make regular news headlines, compliance experts have become necessities in protecting businesses from violating laws and regulations. As a student in the online master’s in compliance program, you will acquire the skills needed to assess your organization from a compliance perspective and confidently act with foresight.

The program’s curriculum provides students with a comprehensive understanding of how the law impacts the way corporations operate and the potential implications of unhealthy business practices. You will develop advanced legal knowledge required to handle compliance issues and operational risk management across a range of corporate settings.

Develop the Skills Needed to Advance in the Growing Compliance Field

Learn to promote better business practices through the online master’s in compliance.

Learn from a Specialized Curriculum

Our curriculum provides an introduction to U.S. law and legal institutions. Coursework covers areas such as investment management, legislation and regulations, business organizations, and risk assessment.

The master’s in compliance curriculum comprises 30 credits and can be completed in as few as 12 months or as many as 36 months.

The flexible online curriculum can be completed at your own pace. You will take nine courses online and attend an in-person colloquium at Fordham Law’s Lincoln Center campus in New York City.

To learn more about the curriculum, please refer to our course descriptions.

30

credits

9

online courses and a colloquium in NYC

Featured Online MSL in Corporate Compliance Courses

Global Corporate Compliance

This course explains the major features of an "effective" corporate compliance program. Students will examine various areas of law, regulation, and policy, as well as various industries to adapt compliance protocols for a global corporation.

Compliance Risk Assessment

The course covers the basic elements of compliance risk assessment and how the assessment functions within an overall compliance program. Students will learn key compliance risk and themes across various corporate industries, including banking and financial services.

International Financial Crime

This course examines insider trading, market manipulation, money laundering, government corruption and bribery, and related topics. The primary focus will be U.S. laws and regulation, but with consideration for the international dimensions of criminal activity and enforcement.

Develop Key Fundamental Compliance Skills

Earn your MSL in compliance online in as few as 12 months.

Why Fordham Law School?

Fordham Law School is committed to educating professionals who are dedicated to becoming trusted assets in their compliance-specific roles and to safeguarding organizations’ integrity. We are located in the heart of New York City, one of the corporate capitals of the world.

Fordham Law School is one of the only top-40 legal institutions1 offering a compliance-focused master’s degree. As a student, you will be able to complete your degree in as few as 12 months while you continue working and advancing your career in compliance.

Distinguished Faculty

Learn from and cultivate relationships with top compliance experts in the field. The online master’s in compliance is taught by Fordham Law faculty and senior compliance officers.

Online Flexibility

Earn a Fordham Law School degree from anywhere in the world through online learning. You will come face-to-face with classmates and faculty in weekly live, online classes and will complete engaging coursework online.

Networking Opportunities

Launch your career by attending compliance-specific networking events, often hosted in partnership with Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business, and taking advantage of Fordham's New York City connections and global alumni network.

In-Person Colloquium

Interact with classmates and faculty during an in-person colloquium at Fordham Law’s New York City Lincoln Center campus. During the colloquium, you will have the opportunity to network with top compliance professionals and Fordham Law alumni.

Accelerate Your Career with an MSL in Compliance

Investing in a career in compliance provides you with the opportunity to make an impact in an industry you are passionate about and advance in this fast-growing field.

In this challenging profession, you will be responsible for keeping up with frequent regulatory and compliance changes that can affect the viability of your organization. The compliance skills learned through the online master’s in compliance program will qualify you to develop processes and protocols that protect your business from legal risks.


Apply to the Online MSL in Compliance Program

Upcoming final application deadline: November 12, 2019

Apply today to start classes in January 2020.


Application Requiremements

All applications to the online Master of Studies in Law in Corporate Compliance program should include the following:

  • personal statement
  • two letters of recommendation
  • resume
  • official transcripts
  • application fee of $70

Applicants with compliance-related work experience are preferred.

If you have earned a J.D., an LL.B., or any other law degree, you are not eligible for the online master’s in compliance program. You should instead explore Fordham Law School's in-person LL.M. in Compliance.

Invest in a Career in Compliance

Become an integral asset to your organization with a Master of Studies in Law in Corporate Compliance online from Fordham Law.