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 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:
Courses taught: Global Cyber Law and Governance
Areas of expertise: International contracting, mega project finance, legal reform, privatization, foreign direct investment, corporate reorganizations
Courses taught: Global Compliance: Introduction and Best Practices
Areas of expertise: Corporate law, regulatory compliance, M&A, joint ventures, franchising and licensing, corporate governance
How are courses offered?
All courses for the Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance are offered online-only.
I am interested in taking a residential class. Does this program allow me to do that?
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.
When can I apply for admission?
Similarly to the Executive LLM, students are eligible to apply for entry into the Certificate program for the fall, spring and summer semesters.
Are students eligible for financial aid?
The Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance program has been approved for federal financial aid for qualified students.
Are the admissions requirements for the Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance different from the Executive LLM requirements?
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
What is the cost of this program?
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.
Has this program received ABA acquiescence?
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.