On behalf of the Executive LL.M. program, I am thrilled to announce our latest addition to the curriculum: a new concentration in compliance!
Our third all-online concentration, joining our offerings in International Taxation and International Environmental and Energy Law, the new Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance Concentration (ERMC) is now available to ELLM students. This concentration will further augment our already-strong curricular offerings by expanding the opportunities for our students to specialize in this dynamic and fast-growing field. As Babak Boghraty, professor in the ELLM, states, “In light of recent enforcement trends, compliance has become an integral part of global business operations, and companies are moving to adapt by instituting internal risk management systems. The new content positions our students to participate in and take advantage of the opportunities produced by this process.”
Offered in conjunction with MET College’s Administrative Sciences master’s program, the ERMC leverages industry and academic experts in the field of risk management, business continuity and compliance at both BU LAW and the MET College. This Concentration is offered entirely online, with no residential components, in a mix of 7-week long intensive courses and LAW’s standard 13-week long courses. Completion of the ERMC Concentration also allows students to complete the Executive LL.M. program requirements through two, rather than the usual three, residency sessions if desired. Students may also enroll in these courses individually, as all these courses will count towards the Executive LL.M. degree. In order to complete the IEEC Concentration, students must complete 12 or more credits from this basket, subject to the additional requirements below:
- Administrative Law (3 credits) (7 weeks)
- Enterprise Risk Management (3 credits) (offered in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016, 7 weeks)
- Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance (3 credits) (offered in Spring 2016 and Fall 2016, 7 weeks)
- Enterprise Risk Analytics (3 credits) (offered in Fall 2015, 7 weeks)
- Fundamentals of Compliance Management for Multinational Enterprises (3 credits) (13 weeks)
- Legal Risk Management in International Trade and Finance (3 credits) (13 weeks)
- Cyber Law, Cyber Security, and Corporate Governance (3 credits) (anticipated to be available in September 2016, 13 weeks)
In addition, ELLM students wishing to obtain the ERMC Concentration must meet the following requirements: non-U.S. trained lawyers, or those without a first degree in law, must complete: (a) Administrative Law; (b) Enterprise Risk Management, or Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance, or Enterprise Risk Analytics; (c) Fundamentals of Compliance Management for Multinational Enterprises or Legal Risk Management in International Trade and Finance; and (d) at least one more course, for a total of 12 credits. ELLM students who are U.S.-trained lawyers are subject to the same requirements, except that Administrative Law is not required and therefore they must completed at least two more courses in addition to (b) and (c), above, for a total of 12 credits. Completing the Concentration and fulfilling the ELLM degree requirements will therefore result in having to complete a minimum of 26 credits. For ELLM students who have already taken Managing Compliance Risks for International Business Networks offered in 2014-2015, that course will count towards the Concentration and will take the place of Fundamentals of Compliance Management for Multinational Enterprises.
While there are no formal prerequisites, it is highly recommended that students take Enterprise Risk Management and/or Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance before taking Enterprise Risk Analytics. As with all of our concentrations, students are welcome to enroll in individual courses without pursuing the formal concentration. I hope you will agree with us that this is a highly-desirable addition to the ELLM.
For information on the concentration, please visit our description on our website. For more information on the ELLM, please visit our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!