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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.

Overview

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.

Curriculum

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 and Trade-Based Financial Crimes (2 credits)

  • Legal Aspects of Compliance (2 credits)

  • Financial Crime Investigations and Compliance Management (2 credits)

Electives (10 credits)

Sample courses:

  • Network Analysis (4 credits)

  • Cyber Security Governance (2 credit)

  • Fundamentals of Cyber Security (1 credit)

  • Forensic Accounting (2 credits; accounting course is a prerequisite)

  • 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 (4 credits)

Apply

To apply to the Financial Crime Management Certificate program, contact admissions.