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MJ in Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management

By staying ahead of the changing regulatory landscape, you can position yourself and your business for the future. In Loyola's Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) degree program in Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management you will focus on learning key compliance and risk management concepts across industries.

This online program is designed to help you build the legal knowledge and develop the skill set to create proactive solutions to day-to-day business challenges. You’ll also be eligible to sit for compliance industry examinations to earn additional credentials to advance your career.

Our commitment to you

Upon graduation with an MJ degree from Loyola, you will possess the following knowledge, skills, and professional values necessary to lead in the field of compliance:

Knowledge

You will be proficient in various laws and regulations that impact the highly regulated business world across a variety of industries.

Skills

You will be able to:

  • Analyze ways in which policies directly and indirectly influence various business sectors and can give rise to ethical or compliance violations
  • Integrate laws and regulations to operational policies and procedures to yield best practice and affirm ethical business conduct
  • Be prepared to successfully pass the Compliance Certification Board Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) certification exam
  • Communicate effectively in a professional and credible manner
  • Serve as a compliance professional across a number of industries

Professional Values

You will be able to advocate for the changes necessary to advance social justice and equity across a variety of industries.

By the numbers

1

OF ONLY 14 PROGRAMS IN THE US ACCREDITED BY THE COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION BOARD

25

FACULTY, ALL EXPERTS IN AREAS OF COMPLIANCE

40

ONLINE COURSES FOCUSING IN COMPLIANCE

Curriculum

You can choose to start the program in the fall term (early September), spring term (starting in January) or summer term (starting in May). Offered exclusively online, you can complete the program in 6 semesters (2 years, including summers).

Term 1

  • Introduction to Legal Study and Legal Writing

Term 2

  • Business Organizations
  • Introduction to Legal Research

Term 3

  • Corporate Compliance
  • Enterprise Risk Management

Term 4

  • Electives

Term 5

  • MJ Thesis Project, Term 1
  • Elective

Term 6

  • MJ Thesis Project, Term 2
  • Elective

Elective Courses

  • Case Studies in Compliance
  • Compliance Seminar Series
  • Compliance Training Methods
  • Conducting Internal Investigations
  • Contract Drafting
  • Drafting Policies and Procedures
  • European Union Privacy Law
  • Financial Institution Regulation
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Global Compliance
  • International Business Law
  • Leadership and Management Seminar Series
  • Privacy and Security of Corporate Information
  • Privacy Breach Incident Management & Reporting
  • Privacy Program Management
  • Securities Regulation
  • Transactional Skills

Education Immersion Weekends

In addition to the required curriculum for the MJ in Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management, you are required to travel to Loyola's Chicago campus at least twice during your program for Education Immersion Weekends (EIWs). Though you are encouraged to attend as many EIW sessions as you would like at any time in the program, you should plan to attend one EIW in your first or second term of the program to participate in orientation sessions. The second EIW or on-campus event can be scheduled at a time that is convenient for you (for example, to attend a symposium event or to participate in commencement). EIWs offer programming to reinforce learning objectives, provide a venue for networking, and foster communication among students, alumni, and faculty.

Degree Requirements

To earn your degree, you must complete 24 credits, including completion of a master's thesis. You must attend two Education Immersion Weekends at Loyola's Chicago campus. Visit our Registrar for a complete list of degree requirements, academic calendars, and registration process.

Admission

To apply for the MJ in Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management program, you must possess a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university. You must demonstrate a professional connection to the subject area through two years of professional experience.

  • August 1: Fall Term Application Deadline
  • December 1: Spring Term Application Deadline
  • April 1: Summer Term Application Deadline

Outcomes

Suely Mello

Student

“I searched for a program that could help me gain the skills and knowledge that I needed to understand complex legal and compliance issues.”

John Phillips

Student

“Every course I’ve taken has been relevant and helpful to my work as a compliance and ethics professional.”

Charley Poynter

Student

“I am very glad I did decide to pursue an advanced degree and pleased that I chose a well-respected school like Loyola. I should have done it sooner.”

Tuition and Fees

The School of Law and Loyola's Office of Student Financial Assistance are committed to helping students secure the necessary financial resources to make their legal education at Loyola affordable.

FAQs

What can I do with my MJ degree?

The skills and knowledge gained with Loyola's online MJ degree will equip you to develop and maintain regulatory compliance programs in a variety of public and private industries. Many students use their education to advance within their current organizations and others transition to new compliance and risk management roles. Our graduates work in a variety of compliance and risk management positions in different business settings, including banking and finance, tax, marketing, and higher education.

Can I transfer credits from other schools?

Due to the unique nature of our online degrees, transfer credits are generally not accepted. Applicants or students seeking exceptions to this rule should request consideration of transfer credit in the application process.

What can I expect from the online course experience?

Courses are taught by full-time faculty members at Loyola as well as leading practitioners, each experts in their fields. Each course is organized to teach key substantive areas and practical skills. All courses are offered online through Loyola’s learning management system and consist of reading assignments, recorded lectures, quizzes or exams, bulletin board assignments, writing assignments, and live classes. Course materials are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please review this short video for an overview of the online course platform and experience.

The US Department of Education requires any institution offering distance education/online programs to students outside of its home state to acquire authorization from the states in which students reside. Regulations vary from state to state. While Loyola University Chicago is authorized, exempt or pursuing authorization in most states, some restrictions apply. Please see our State Authorization page for the most up-to-date information.

Loyola University Chicago is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.