Online Certificate of Advanced Studies in Regulatory and Compliance Assurance: Career Outlook

Make a living ensuring ethical business practices and minimizing risk.

Financial misconduct in the financial services industry can result in costly fees, legal expenses, and long-term loss of confidence among customers and investors. In order to minimize this risk, businesses of all sizes hire professionals with the skills to make sense of constantly changing compliance requirements.

  • $81,690 median pay for financial examiners in 2017 with the top 10% earning an annual salary of $153,8501
  • $14.82 million is the average cost for organizations that experience non-compliance problems2
  • $1 billion per year in estimated compliance-related costs for the average tier-one bank3

With your Certificate of Advanced Studies in Regulatory and Compliance Assurance, you'll join the ranks of professionals equipped to ensure ethical, legal, and regulatory frameworks are followed when conducting business.

Plus, as you complete the program's industry-informed curriculum, you'll be preparing to sit for the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) exam.

Career Opportunities

Professionals with skills explored in this program hold positions like these:

  • Compliance Manager: Examine all processes and procedures to ensure compliance with current legal and regulatory standards. Communicate best-practices to leadership and financial decision-makers to reduce risk and minimize the likelihood of misconduct.
  • Financial Examiner: Monitor the activities and systems of financial institutions, evaluate processes and practices for vulnerabilities and risk, and make recommendations to improve financial stability.
  • Fraud Prevention Manager: Analyze and understand current trends in fraud and financial compliance. Employ technologies and systems to minimize risk or reduce vulnerabilities to all forms of fraud.

Request More Information

We'd love to get to know you and hear more about your educational and professional goals. If you'd like to learn more about one of our programs, fill out this form and we'll be in touch:

          Yes, I do want to communicate with Utica College via SMS. I am providing my consent by leaving the opt-in checked. Message and data rates may apply. Privacy and Terms.
          This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

          Learning Outcomes

          • Understand and assess the difference between management and leadership in a modern organization

          • Apply knowledge of legal and regulatory issues related to financial crime, fraud, and cybercrime investigations

          • Analyze, assess, and create techniques for fraud management and cybersecurity risk and compliance

          Beyond the Degree

          We have the tools to help you make your next career move:

          One-on-One Mentors

          Work with your program director and professors for professional mentorship and support.

          Job Search Assistance

          Build your résumé, do mock interviews, and find new opportunities in your area.

          Career Counseling

          Have our experts review your résumé and LinkedIn and learn to stand out from the crowd.


          Register for events, create a visual profile for employers, and apply for jobs and internships through our online portal.


          1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor (May 2017). Occupational Outlook Handbook, "Financial Examiners." Retrieved December 27, 2018, from
          1Globalscape (December 2017). "The True Cost of Compliance with Data Protection Regulations." Retrieved December 27, 2018, from
          1Farley, P. (July 2017). "Spotlight on Compliance Costs as Banks Get Down to Business with AI." International Banker, retrieved December 27, 2018, from