Certificate of Advanced Studies – Regulatory and Compliance Assurance

Program Overview

Bring clarity to complex financial regulations and prepare for ACAMS.

Staying compliant with financial law and regulations is expensive and time-consuming for businesses of all sizes. In fact, banks across the world lost more than $320 billion to fines that resulted from compliance misconduct in 2016.1

Staying compliant with financial law and regulations is expensive and time-consuming for businesses of all sizes. In fact, banks across the world lost more than $320 billion to fines that resulted from compliance misconduct in 2016.1

Fast Facts

Modality

100% Online

Total Credits

18

Cost Per Credit

$880

Time to Complete

1 year

 
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          Essential Skills for Businesses Everywhere

          With an online Certificate of Advanced Studies in Regulatory and Compliance Assurance from Utica College, you can distinguish yourself as a professional with the skills to make financial regulatory law clear and actionable, while ensuring compliance and reduced risk of misconduct.

          As you learn, you'll also be preparing to sit for the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) exam—the foremost certification for anti-money laundering professionals.

          Career Outlook

          Professionals with the skills to understand, apply, and communicate the rapidly changing terms of financial compliance law are an indispensable piece of any successful finance operation. With an online certificate, you'll have the ability to navigate regulatory complexity and manage internal systems to prevent misconduct in any sector.

          JOBS AND INCOME

          Curriculum: Become the Go-To Expert on Compliance

          Become acquainted with the basics of legal and regulatory issues while gaining a deeper understanding of organizational theory, compliance management, and information security. Emerge with a clear picture of best practices for businesses of all kinds to ensure compliance and minimize risk.

          Plus, Utica offers a seamless transfer process into its Master's in Financial Crime and Compliance Management and Master's of Business Administration (MBA) programs, so when you're ready, you can continue your education and graduate with your master's in less than two years. Not all credit hours may transfer into the Master's degree. Permission of the Program Director is required.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Curriculum: Become the Go-To Expert on Compliance

          Become acquainted with the basics of legal and regulatory issues while gaining a deeper understanding of organizational theory, compliance management, and information security. Emerge with a clear picture of best practices for businesses of all kinds to ensure compliance and minimize risk.

          Plus, Utica offers a seamless transfer process into its Master's in Financial Crime and Compliance Management and Master's of Business Administration (MBA) programs, so when you're ready, you can continue your education and graduate with your master's in less than two years. Not all credit hours may transfer into the Master's degree. Permission of the Program Director is required.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Admissions Requirements

          To apply to this advanced studies certificate, you'll need to meet the following requirements:

          • Bachelor's degree or international equivalent
          • Completed application
          • Official transcripts
          • Personal statement
          • Resume
          • Minimum GPA of 2.7. Applicants with GPAs below 2.7 can be admitted at the discretion of the department.
          • No GRE or GMAT exam required

          Note that there are additional admissions requirements for international students.

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          Tuition and Financial Aid

          This 18-credit online certificate costs $880 per credit hour. Utica College is dedicated to making an advanced education accessible and affordable and offers many avenues for financial aid.

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          Faculty: Real-Life Lessons in Risk Management

          Benefit from our faculty members' extensive fraud-management experience in risk analysis, compliance management, and financial law across the public and private sectors. Learn from their real-world perspective and leave the program with a professional network of experts.

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          Why Learn Online
          With Utica College?

          Benefits of Being an Online Student

          Whether you are advancing your career or switching it, online learning gives you a unique perspective from your instructors and fellow students. You'll get the same high-quality education, credentials, and faculty support without slowing down your life.

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          Planning Your Budget

          Paying for an online education doesn't have to be stressful. We've compiled helpful resources that can get you well on your way to financing your education. Learn more about available options and how you can get started.

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          Frequently Asked Questions

          Advancing your life and career with an online degree comes with lots of questions, and we want to ensure your search for answers is effortless. If you have a question we haven't covered, call (866) 295-3106 to speak with a program manager.

          Completing this certificate requires 18 credit hours that can be taken at a pace that fits your schedule. On average, this program is completed in 12 months when you take one class every eight weeks, but it depends on the amount of credits you are able to complete per semester. Please contact your Program Manager for detailed guidelines.

          Financial crime and compliance is a growing field with an increasing demand for skilled and experienced employees. Job opportunities investigating fraud, financial compliance, and other white-collar crimes are available in the federal government, as well as other sectors like securities and commodities.

          According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, opportunities for financial examiners are projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is faster than average for all occupations. The current median salary for information financial examiners is $81,690 per year.

          See the Advanced Studies Certificate in Regulatory and Compliance Assurance career outlook page for more.

          Utica College's suite of financial crime programs is nationally acclaimed and has been formally recognized for its excellence by the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA).

          We are also the first college in the nation to become an education partner with the preeminent association for financial crime specialists—Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). As such, the curriculum will also support your preparation for the CAMS certification exam.

          Utica provides all the perks of a larger institution, but with the personal attention usually associated with small, private colleges. We believe that effective learning can take place anywhere and at any time.

          Our online programs provide the same rich academic experience as on-campus instruction with rigorous coursework, direct interaction with professors, and discussion with classmates to help you succeed beyond the classroom.

          A background in the compliance field is helpful to have, but not required to be admitted into the online Regulatory and Compliance Assurance certificate program.

          Admission to the program does require a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Applicants with GPAs below 2.7 can be admitted at the discretion of the department.

          If you have any concerns or questions, visit our admissions requirements page or feel free to connect with a program manager at (866) 295-3106 to see if you would be a good fit for this certificate.

          Tuition cost for this certificate is $15,840. Additional fees may apply. Visit the Regulatory and Compliance Assurance certificate online program tuition and fees page for full details.

          Utica College is dedicated to making an advanced education accessible and affordable and offers many avenues for financial aid, from scholarships to military benefits.

          The program is designed specifically for students who will continute to work full-time. You will be expected to complete one class every eight weeks in each 16-week semester, which is considered full-time for financial aid purposes.

          SOURCES:

          1Thomson Reuters (2018). Cost of Compliance Special Report. Retrieved November 10, 2018, from https://risk.thomsonreuters.com/content/dam/openweb/documents/pdf/risk/report/cost-of-compliance-special-report-2018.pdf.