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Master of Science in Financial Crime and Compliance Management: Career Outlook

Combating economic threats and adhering to regulatory requirements.

In the wake of major economic scandals like Enron, Bernie Madoff, and the subprime mortgage implosion, the public demanded stronger business and financial oversight. To meet the demand, jobs in this developing field now require people who are up-to-date in cyberterrorism prevention to identify theft avoidance and conduct tax crime and credit card investigations. You’ll complete this program with the skills you need to manage corporate and advanced technological resources and combat financial crime.

“Demand for Risk Management Specialists is expected to go up, with an expected 54,350 new jobs filled by 2029.”4 Our Master of Science in Financial Crime and Compliance Management prepares you to tap into these opportunities and advance your career.

Graduate qualified for leadership positions in fraud analysis, fraud investigation, fraud examination, and compliance in many industries and law enforcement organizations.

DIRECTOR, ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT

$145,754/year

Enterprise risk managers work with companies to assess and identify the potential risks that may hinder the reputation, safety, security, and financial prosperity of their organization.5,6,7

FRAUD INVESTIGATOR

$62,371/year

Gather and analyze evidence, conduct interviews and interrogations, and build a case to identify and bring responsible parties to justice.7,8

MANAGER, RISK & COMPLIANCE

$90,000/year

The role of a compliance officer, sometimes called a compliance manager, is to make sure that a company is conducting its business in full compliance with all national and international laws and regulations that pertain to its particular industry, as well as professional standards, accepted business practices, and internal standards.9,10

Additional roles for financial crime experts:

  • Lawyer ($126,930/year)11
  • Officer with Anti-Money Laundering ($69,700/year)12
  • Senior Fraud Analyst ($51,247/year)13

Certification: Lead Investigations in Cryptocurrency Fraud and Theft

Through a unique partnership with CipherTrace — a leading cryptocurrency intelligence company — you can become a CipherTrace Certified Examiner (CTCE) and learn how to analyze and trace funds lost in cryptocurrency fraud and theft. You’ll use the same tools and get the same CTCE training as regulators and law enforcement members around the world do in becoming expert cryptocurrency financial investigators.

Once certified, you’ll be able to complete an active investigation at CipherTrace and write the case report, giving you direct, hands-on experience and demonstrating an incredibly valuable skill set to employers.

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Sources

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Financial Examiners. Retrieved on October 7, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-examiners.htm#tab-1
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Financial Managers. Retrieved on October 5, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Financial Examiners. Retrieved on October 7, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-examiners.htm#tab-5
  4. Recruiter. Career Outlook and Job Vacancies for Risk Management Specialists. Retrieved October 18, 2021, from https://www.recruiter.com/careers/risk-management-specialists/outlook/
  5. Salary.com. Salary for Risk Management Director. Retrieved on September 27, 2021, from https://www.salary.com/research/salary/benchmark/risk-management-director-salary
  6. All About Careers. Risk Manager. Retrieved October 18, 2021, from https://www.allaboutcareers.com/job-profile/risk-manager
  7. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators. Retrieved October 5, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/claims-adjusters-appraisers-examiners-and-investigators.htm
  8. PayScale. Average Fraud Investigator Salary. Retrieved September 26, 2021, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Fraud_Investigator/Salary
  9. PayScale. Average Compliance Risk Manager Salary. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Compliance_Risk_Manager/Salary
  10. Robert Walters USA. The role of a compliance officer. Retrieved October 18, 2021, from https://www.robertwalters.us/blog/the-role-of-a-compliance-officer.html
  11. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Lawyers. Retrieved October 5, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/lawyers.htm
  12. PayScale. Compliance Officer with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Skills Salary. Retrieved September 21, 2021, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Compliance_Officer/Salary/86503f63/Anti-Money-Laundering-AML
  13. Glassdoor. Salary: Senior Fraud Analyst. Retrieved October 18, 2021, from https://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/senior-fraud-analyst-salary-SRCH_KO0,20.htm