The office of the Executive LL.M. Program at BU Law is pleased to announce that we have received university approval for our third addition to our portfolio of all-online concentrations, this time in the rapidly-growing area of compliance. Our new Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance (ERMC) Concentration is a joint offering between LAW and the MET College at Boston University, leveraging industry and academic experts in the areas of risk management, business continuity, and compliance.
The ERMC consists of a basket of 7 online courses, offered in a mix of MET’s 7-week long intensive courses and LAW’s standard 13-week long courses. These courses therefore allow for an additional element of scheduling flexibility in addition to providing immersion in this highly-relevant growth field in international business law. 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. As always, one may enroll in these courses individually. These courses are offered at various times of the year, and not all courses will necessarily be available in the same calendar year.
In order to complete the ERMC Concentration, students must complete 12 or more credits (4 courses) from this basket, subject to the additional requirements below:
- Administrative Law (LAW, 3 credits)
- Enterprise Risk Management (MET, 3 credits)
- Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance (MET, 3 credits)
- Enterprise Risk Analytics (MET, 3 credits)
- Fundamentals of Compliance Management for Multinational Enterprises (LAW, 3 credits)
- Legal Risk Management in International Trade and Finance (LAW, 3 credits)
- Cyber Law, Cyber Security, and Corporate Governance (LAW, 3 credits) (new course, offered September 2016)
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.
Several of the faculty who teach these courses will be well-known to ELLM students: ELLM instructor Babak Boghraty has modified his previous course, Managing Compliance Risk for International Business Networks, into two new, complimentary compliance courses, Fundamentals of Compliance Management for Multinational Enterprises; and Legal Risk Management in International Trade and Finance. ELLM instructor Virginia Greiman is developing her new course in Cyber Law to focus on legal issues related to the regulation of cyberspace. MET faculty member Andrew Banasiewicz, an expert in risk management analytics (statistics) and frequent guest speaker in our “Issues in International Business Law” colloquia series, teaches Enterprise Risk Analytics.
We are confident that you will find these course offerings will further enrich an already-robust practical curriculum related to international business law. As always, we accept applications to the ELLM throughout the year, with our next classes beginning in January 2016–making it a great way to start the new year! For more information on these courses or the ELLM in general, please visit our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.