In collaboration with BU’s Digital Learning Initiative, we have just launched our first MOOC (massive open online course) in Legal Risk Management for Multinational Enterprises. Developed and taught by Babak Boghraty (’89), an instructor in both our Executive LLM in International Business Law Program and our JD program, this course meets CLE requirements in a number of states.
I encourage our alumni and their colleagues who represent companies doing business overseas to consider registering for the course. It is designed for a wide audience of lawyers, accountants, and other professionals involved in transnational business operations to learn how to identify, analyze, and manage legal risk in the global marketplace.
At BU Law, we are increasingly using technology to offer law courses to our own students, as well as working professionals interested in legal topics. We are focusing our first MOOC on compliance because it is a fast-growing field with significant demand in the US and abroad. Additionally, our Executive LLM Program has just added a new concentration in Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance offered entirely online in conjunction with the Master of Science in Administrative Studies program at BU’s Metropolitan College (MET).
With the launch of our MOOC and other online programs, we continue to find ways to use new technologies to deliver our educational offerings to an increasingly global audience of students.
In 2011, we launched a first-of-its-kind Executive LLM Program in International Business Law, where students learn in a blended format of residential and online courses. In 2012, our Graduate Tax Program launched a fully online enrollment option. We now offer 25 online tax courses, with over 80 students enrolled in the online program.
Beginning with the JD class that entered just this fall, all students are required to take or test out of an online Introduction to Business Fundamentals class. We developed this course because of feedback we heard from alumni at a 2013 retreat that stressed the importance of basic business knowledge for all new lawyers, regardless of practice area or setting.
Regardless of where you work or live, a BU Law course is now only a click away on your computer or tablet!