Master of Legal Studies in Financial Compliance

Contact Us

For questions about the Admissions process, contact us at 206-398-4268 or by email.

Want to Learn More?

Want to Learn More?

Focus Your Degree in Financial Compliance

Fighting fraud, protecting privacy, strengthening cybersecurity. To protect their business and their employees, organizations need leaders who can do all three. Shifting regulations and the ever-growing complexities of technology mean that financial compliance is becoming ever more essential. The online Master of Legal Studies in Compliance and Risk Management will prepare you for leadership in financial compliance roles.

Watch Our Financial Compliance Webinar

Innovative and Strategic

The financial compliance concentration emphasizes the law and the policies behind the regulatory landscape of financial compliance. The courses in this concentration go beyond simple awareness of financial rules and regulations, empowering you to address the strategic needs of organizations and ethically create value for organizations, employees, customers, shareholders, and society as a whole.

  • Explore the reasons and ways that fraud is conducted and learn prevention and detection techniques in the Financial Fraud course.
  • Build a working knowledge of essential financial data privacy regulations and how the online environment impacts privacy in the Financial Privacy and Cybersecurity course.
  • Ground your practice of financial compliance in ethics and learn to foster a culture of compliance with a conscience through the Corporate Compliance and Ethics course.

These courses will deepen your understanding of financial regulations, including the CARES Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the whistle-blower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Bank Secrecy Act. At the same time, you’ll explore the overlap between financial, corporate, and cybersecurity privacy compliance.

Gain the skills to complete a thorough financial risk assessment and develop a critical eye for evaluating audit reports, conducting compliance monitoring, and correcting noncompliant deficiencies. In short, learn the skills you need to become a financial compliance leader.

Protecting Assets, Improving Results

Operating at the intersection of business, finance, and digital privacy, financial compliance experts minimize risk while improving business outcomes. The financial compliance concentration prepares you for senior leadership roles, including:

Chief Financial Compliance Officer – Oversee a team of financial compliance experts within a large or complex organization to foster a culture of compliance.

Financial Compliance Analyst – Assess the financial health of an organization while overseeing the application of internal rules to comply with external regulations.

Compliance Analyst – Audit organizational processes and procedures to minimize risk and ensure compliance with financial regulations.

Seattle U Law’s online MLS in Compliance and Risk Management program prepares you to protect property, people, and privacy in an increasingly digital world. Enroll today!

You can select from other concentrations depending on your professional goals and interests: