Last week the Executive LL.M. office received official ABA acquiescence in our newest offering, the Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance, or ‘CERMC’ for short. Our second online certificate, following the Certificate in International Business Law (CIBL) launched in April 2016, the Certificate provides another flexible offering to Boston University School of Law graduate students. The CERMC has already attracted a gratifying level of interest and applications, and is both a logical as well as attractive addition to the ELLM portfolio, providing another flexible and marketable credential to meet the professional needs of global practitioners. “The certificate represents the perfect marriage between the School of Law and Metropolitan College’s subject matter expertise, and meets a market need in this fast-growing and dynamic field that has become of increasing relevance to practitioners in every jurisdiction,” says Ian C. Pilarczyk, director of BU Law’s Executive LLM in International Business Law program. “The courses provide real-world, practical knowledge delivered in a format that enhances students’ ability to incorporate study into their professional lives, while also providing a valued professional credential that may enhance their professional standing.”
Similar in content and structure to our Concentration in Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance, the CERMC is a collaborative effort between the School of Law and the MET College at Boston University, leveraging subject matter experts from both colleges in this dynamic and expanding field. The Certificate consists of four courses of three credits each (for a total of twelve credits), to be taken from the following basket:
- Enterprise Risk Management (LAW, 7 week intensive course)
- Enterprise Risk Planning and Compliance (LAW, 7 week intensive course)
- Enterprise Risk Analytics (LAW, 7 week intensive course)
- Global Compliance: Introduction and Best Practices (LAW, 14 week course)
- Global Cyber Law and Governance (LAW, 14 week course)
- Directed Study in Compliance (LAW, 14 week course)
There are no formal requirements or prerequisites for completion of the CERMC, although all courses must be completed with an overall CGPA of 3.o (‘B’) and with no grades below a ‘C’. Recipients of the CERMC may apply the 12 credits towards equivalent advanced standing in the ELLM. Candidates without extensive work experience, who are otherwise academically qualified, may be considered for the CERMC and upon successful completion of the Certificate may be accepted into the ELLM program. All ELLM or non-degree students may also complete any of these courses individually, as desired.
In addition to the two certificates and the Concentration in Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance, the ELLM program also offers two other concentrations, in International Environmental and Energy Law, and International Taxation.
Applications for these certificates and the ELLM program are accepted year-round, and we offer multiple starting points for enrollment throughout the year. For more information on the CERMC or how to apply, you may visit our website, read our press release, or of course contact our office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also happy to schedule an informational webinar at your convenience to discuss the ELLM or our certificate programs.
We look forward to hearing from you!