There’s a growing need today for professionals who can skillfully prevent, detect, and investigate illicit financial activities.
The Financial Crime Management program gives you the skills and confidence to pursue a career in the fields of private sector compliance and investigations, government intelligence, training and research with multilateral organizations, and anti-corruption compliance for NGOs.
The Institute’s Financial Crime Management Certificate can be taken as a specialization for students currently enrolled in an Institute degree program or as a stand-alone certificate for nondegree students. Individuals interested in the stand-alone certificate should have a graduate degree or several years of relevant work experience in areas such as law, law enforcement, intelligence, banking, or data analytics.
Upon completion, students will be prepared to do the following:
Uncover financial crime in public, private, and nonprofit contexts.
Analyze cyber risks relating to financial crimes and help organizations take measures to prevent them.
Help organizations make effective use of data analytics in financial crime compliance.
Ensure conformity to laws regulating financial crimes, such as the Bank Secrecy Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, Sarbanes Oxley Act, and Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctions, as well as non-U.S. laws, such as the U.K. Bribery Act, and international standards issued by the Financial Action Task Force.
Communicate a financial crime analysis report in clear, direct, jargon-free style via written, verbal, and visual schematics.
Identify violations of laws and regulations in the context of organized crime, corruption, terrorism, and WMD proliferation, and work to proactively thwart such activities.
The certificate consists of 16 credits. Core classes are only offered in spring semester. Electives are available in spring and fall semesters and winter term.
Core (6 credits)
Money Laundering, Trade-Based Financial Crimes, and Sanctions (2 credits)
Legal Aspects of Compliance (2 credits)
Financial Crime Investigations and Compliance Management (2 credits)
Electives (10 credits)
Network Analysis (4 credits)
Cyber Security Governance (2 credit)
Teaching Cybersecurity (1 credit)
Advanced Data Analysis (4 credits)
Terrorism Financing Seminar (4 credits)
WMD Proliferation Financing (2 credits)
Nonproliferation Laws, Sanctions, Policy, and Financing (1 credit)
Financial Statement Fraud Detection (1 credit)
Strategic Trade Controls and Nonproliferation (4 credits)
Alumni of the financial crime management program have used the skills they learned in the following sectors and organizations:
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
U.S. State Department
Department of Justice
Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry & Security
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Private sector intelligence
Thomson Reuters Special Services
First Republic Bank
Silicon Valley Bank
Bank of the West
Ernst & Young
U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
If you take 12–16 credits in a semester, you will be charged the comprehensive fee, which is $21,317 per semester for the 2020-21 academic year.
If you take 11 or fewer credits in a semester, you will be charged at the per credit rate, which is $1,777 for the 2020-21 academic year.
If you take more than 16 credits in a semester, you will be charged the comprehensive fee and an additional $1,777 for each credit over 16 that you take.
To apply to the Financial Crime Management Certificate program, contact admissions.
Moyara Ruehsen, professor of financial crime intelligence and director of the Financial Crime Management program, was recently interviewed by Kyckr as part of their Future of Financial Crime Series to share her perspectives on trends in the financial crime industry.
The Government Accountability Office has named the Middlebury Institute a partner school, ensuring targeted outreach and recruiting of Institute students for internships that frequently result in job offers after graduation. The designation came about after extended collaboration with MIIS and Middlebury alumni employed at GAO.