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Compliance Jobs for Today’s Professionals

In an era when regulations constantly change and corporate reputation can make or break your bottom line, compliance professionals are more relevant than ever.

One Degree, Many Paths

Compliance may seem like a niche field, but a growing number of industries can benefit from savvy, strategic thinkers with compliance knowledge.

Depending on your professional goals and strengths, a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) in Corporate Compliance can set you up for a successful compliance career in many industries, including:

  • Accounting
  • Cybersecurity
  • E-commerce
  • Energy, utilities, and power
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Human resources
  • Industrial manufacturing
  • Insurance
  • International business
  • Law
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Supply chain
  • Technology

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Top 25

Compliance Officer was ranked among the Top 25 Best Business Jobs by U.S. News & World Report1

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Learn More About SCU’s Approach to Compliance

Taught by industry experts, the Online MLS in Corporate Compliance curriculum focuses on industry-relevant content, including but not limited to corporate sustainability, global ethics, and compliance and ethical leadership. You’ll tackle real-world scenarios associated with this content in SiVCo, our digital learning environment.
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“Employees are more likely to get on board if they understand that, when implemented correctly, compliance can become a competitive advantage.”
- Thomas Sehested, Forbes Technology Council2

Transform Corporate Culture

To be an effective compliance professional, you need more than knowledge of the latest rules and regulations. You need impeccable communication skills to convey the importance of compliance to the executives who will be your key partners in creating a culture of compliance.

What Employers Want

Advanced soft skills can make you a truly invaluable contributor.
To increase your job prospects in the field of compliance, you should focus on increasing your competence in the following areas:

  • Investigative interviewing
  • Training theory
  • Dynamic presenting
  • Project management
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Relationship-building

Why do I need a degree in compliance?

Career change. Promotion. Salary increase. Specialization.
Whatever your motivation, it’s a fact that professionals with master’s degrees earn up to 89 percent more than those with a bachelor’s degree alone.3

And PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts that the role of the executive-level compliance professional will continue to grow. With the right training, you can be the glue that holds together the C-suite of any organization, enabling your business to meet strategic goals, operate efficiently, and communicate seamlessly while also analyzing risk and championing corporate ethics.4

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Important Dates

Feb
14

Priority Application Deadline

February 14
Spring 2020 Term

Mar
13

Application Deadline

March 13
Spring 2020 Term

Mar
30

Next Start

March 30
Spring 2020 Term

Sources

  1. Retrieved on January 21, 2019, from money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/compliance-officer
  2. Retrieved on January 21, 2019, from forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2018/09/17/creating-a-culture-of-compliance-why-all-successful-businesses-must-do-this-and-where-to-begin/#76cf1f295050
  3. Retrieved on January 21, 2019, from www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2015/article/should-i-get-a-masters-degree.htm
  4. Retrieved on January 21, 2019, from pwc.com/us/en/services/alliances/ethisphere/csuite-2025.html