Program Overview

The Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance (CERMC) is a specialized certificate program allowing professionals to advance their skills in assessing and managing risk against an increasingly demanding and opaque compliance landscape. The certificate is an all-online 12 credit program. Students may complete the requisite credit requirement through completion of coursework from the below-stated selection of courses. There are no required classes, allowing students to tailor the certificate to their interests.

Global Compliance: Introduction and Best Practices, 3 credits 

Global Cyber Law and Governance, 3 credits

Enterprise Risk Management, 4 credits

Enterprise Risk Planning and Compliance, 4 credits

Enterprise Risk Analytics, 4 credits

Directed Study, variable credits

The Certificate is open to lawyers and non-lawyers. Prior work experience is required, but the length of experience may be less than the three-year minimum required for the LLM program. All other Executive LLM application requirements remain in place for certificate applicants. A strong performance in the Certificate Program will be considered for any applicants who wish to be considered for admission to the Executive LLM Program.

For students already matriculated in the ELLM program, they can earn the CERMC by completing 3 more credits during the course of their ELLM studies, for a total of 23 credits. The 3 additional credits completed need not be from the CERMC basket as long as the Certificate requirements are otherwise fulfilled during the ELLM studies.

Meet Some of the Instructors:

Virginia Greiman

Greiman

Courses taught: Global Cyber Law and Governance

Areas of expertise: International contracting, mega project finance, legal reform, privatization, foreign direct investment, corporate reorganizations

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Sidd Pattanayak

sidd-pattanayak

Courses taught: Global Compliance: Introduction and Best Practices

Areas of expertise: Corporate law, regulatory compliance, M&A, joint ventures, franchising and licensing, corporate governance

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FAQ

Academics


All courses for the Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance are offered online-only.


Students seeking to take classes residentially should apply to the Certificate in International Business Law or the Executive LLM, both of which allow students to take blended courses that contain a mix of online instruction and two-week residential sessions in Boston and Budapest. Alternatively, students can look at BU Law’s other top-ranked LLM Programs.

Admissions


Similarly to the Executive LLM, students are eligible to apply for entry into the Certificate program for the fall, spring and summer semesters.


The Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance program has been approved for federal financial aid for qualified students.


While the Executive LLM requires applicants to have a minimum of three years of work experience, the Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance is open to those with less than three years of work experience. All other Executive LLM application requirements remain in place for Certificate applicants. A strong performance in the Certificate program will be considered for any applicants who wish to be considered for the Executive LLM degree.

Tuition and Fees


Similar to the Executive LLM, students are charged tuition on a per credit basis each semester. The per credit cost is listed here, underneath the Executive LLM group.

Other


The Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance received American Bar Association acquiescence at the June 23-25, 2016 ABA Accreditation Committee meeting.

Have additional questions? Visit the extensive Executive LLM in International Business Law FAQ for more information on the courses, grading and the application process.