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. View the program brochure.

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. View the program brochure.


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. View the program brochure.

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 Financial Services Compliance – Graduate Program in Banking & Financial Law
  • Estate Planning Certificate – Graduate Tax Program