Looking for a PDF overview of all of our graduate certificate programs in one place? You can find that here. Otherwise, peruse our options at their dedicated sections below.

All-Online

Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance

A specialized certificate program allowing professionals to advance their skills in assessing and managing risk in an increasingly demanding and complex compliance landscape. The Certificate is an all-online 12 credit certificate program, which students may satisfy through completion of four 3 credit classes.

Certificate in Financial Services Compliance

A 12-credit online certificate program taught by the industry-leading faculty of the Graduate Program in Banking & Financial Law, this program is ideal for early-career compliance professionals, or those seeking a career in compliance.

Online with Optional Residential Session

Certificate in International Business Law

Enables professionals to access the innovative online and blended-learning courses of the Executive LLM in International Business Law, without having to commit to the full degree program. Students are required to complete one three credit course, and can select from the wide array of elective courses when choosing their remaining courses. A minimum of 12 credits is required for the Certificate.

Certificate in Transactional Skills

A specialized certificate program allowing professionals to advance their skills related to international business law transactions. Among the certificate’s offerings is International Business Negotiations, taught by Professor Robert Burdick, the Director of BU Law’s Civil Litigation Program.  The course features live moderated negotiations among students, all of whom receive Professor Burdick’s expert coaching and guidance based on his 30+ years of teaching experience.

Online or Residential

Estate Planning Certificate

A specialized certificate program built upon the Graduate Tax Program’s strength in estate planning instruction, enabling estate planners and wealth management professionals to learn from industry experts. Offered in an accessible part-time program available both residentially and online, the certificate can be completed through six 2 credit classes.

Residential

Legal English Certificate Program

The Legal English Certificate Program is offered in two tracks: the “Certificate-only” track, a one-year program for lawyers and other professionals not seeking entry into a BU Law LLM program; and the Two-Year LLM Program track, whereby LLM candidates attend the program for a year in anticipation of joining one of our LLM programs.

Continuing at BU Law

Students who complete certificates may be eligible to apply for the corresponding degree program with advanced standing. This allows them to apply their 12 or more certificate credits towards the graduation minimum of the degree program, provided they are accepted to the degree program. The degree programs are as follows:

  • Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management & Compliance – Executive LLM in International Business Law
  • Certificate in International Business Law – Executive LLM in International Business Law
  • Certificate in Financial Services Compliance – Graduate Program in Banking & Financial Law
  • Certificate in Transactional Skills – Executive LLM in International Business Law
  • Estate Planning Certificate – Graduate Tax Program