BU Law Certification – Certificate in Financial Services Compliance

Program Overview

The Certificate in Financial Services Compliance opens up BU Law’s renowned banking and financial services expertise to students seeking to join one of the fastest-growing careers in the financial service industry. This prestigious Certificate provides a valuable credential from a top-ranked law school.

Taught by industry experts and backed by more than 30 years of experience in financial services education through the Graduate Banking Program, the curriculum is specifically tailored to people looking to be leading compliance officers.

Scholarships Available

Scholarships are available for qualified applicants who enroll in BU Law’s online Certificate in Financial Services Compliance. Scholarships are awarded in form of partial tuition waivers. All applicants are automatically considered simultaneously with completed application review with no separate paperwork required.

“The courses represent our ‘compliance greatest hits,’ providing both a practical understanding of compliance work through modeling the work of a compliance officer, and also a conceptual framework necessary to understand the fast-growing, oft-changing field.”

Mary Moran Zeven
Director, LLM in Banking and Financial Law

Upon completion of the certificate, students will…

  • Grasp the range of competencies required of compliance officers in the financial services industry.
  • Understand the function of a compliance officer within the current US financial services industry.
  • Develop data analysis, risk sensitivity and project management skills.

“Even though I have been in the field a long time, it’s still enlightening for me to have the understanding of the law and policy behind the work I do. It has shifted my view from just the business side of things to now include the legal side.”

Sonia Desai
Head of Compliance for International Offices, Charles Schwab