Online Programs in Financial Compliance and Risk Management | Albany Law School
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#2New York Hosts the Financial Center in the World
The Global Financial Centres Index for 2017
20%U.S. GDP Is in Financial Services
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Albany Law School is located in the capital of New York, which hosts one of the largest financial centers in the world. Our Financial Compliance and Risk Management program leverages this location to provide the highest quality of instruction that is designed to advance the career of working professionals. The cost of financial compliance for financial institutions is expected to double over the next five years. Our program is designed to equip financial services professionals with the tools to fill this growing need in the financial services sector.

Master’s Degree

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Complete in a little over a year

LL.M. Degree

  • J.D. or LL.B. required
  • Complete in one year

Certificate Program

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Complete in as little as 3 months

Curriculum

Required Courses

Master's Degree:

  • Introduction to Law and Legal Methods
  • Thesis
  • Remaining courses, select from below

LL.M. Degree:

  • Thesis
  • Remaining courses, select from below

Certificate Program:

  • All courses can be selected from below

For course descriptions, contact graduateadmissions@albanylaw.edu

Financial Compliance and Risk Management courses (each course is offered every year!)

  • Technology & Financial Markets:  FinTech & Big Data (3 credits)
  • Market Structure & Investment Products, Vehicles (3 credits)
  • Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Technology & Financial Markets (3 credits)
  • The Compliance Officer:  Risk Management and Compliance Obligations (3 credits)
  • Financial Crimes (3 credits)
  • Securities Fraud, Financial Crimes, and Internal Investigations (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Financial Institutions, Products, Professionals & Associated Regulatory Structure (1 credit)
  • Introduction to Broker-Dealer Regulation (1 credit)
  • Introduction to Investment Adviser Regulation (1 credit)
  • Introduction to Bank Regulation (1 credit)
  • Introduction to the Insurance Regulation (1 credit)
  • Compliance in the Retail Customer Relationship (1 credit)

Sample of Elective courses (email graduateadmissions@albanylaw.edu for more information)

  • Cybersecurity courses. See full course list.
  • Privacy Law courses. See full course list.
  • HIPPA Compliance (3 credits)
  • Healthcare Compliance (3 credits)
  • The Compliance Officer:  Risk Management and Compliance Obligations