Master of Science in Financial Crime and Compliance Management

Program Overview

Following the money: managing risk, investigating fraud, and preventing loss.

Established in 1999, our Executive Master of Science in Financial Crime and Compliance Management was the first program of its kind—and it's stayed at the front of its field ever since.

Established in 1999, our Executive Master of Science in Financial Crime and Compliance Management was the first program of its kind—and it's stayed at the front of its field ever since.

Fast Facts

Modality

100% Online

Total Credits

36

Cost Per Credit

$880

Time to Complete

2 years

 
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          Earning Potential of $100,000+

          This two-year, 36-credit master's program equips you with a combination of management, technology, and analytical skills, as well as a global understanding of economic crime. You'll focus on fraud and compliance strategies and apply innovative technological and analytical solutions to current economic challenges.

          You'll complete this program ready for positions including fraud investigator, attorney, loss-prevention manager, auditor, and compliance manager in risk management, anti-money laundering, and more.

          Career Outlook

          With your master's degree in financial crime and compliance, you'll hone your professional skills, advance your career, and be prepared to manage corporate and advanced technological resources to combat financial crime.

          With a 10 to 14 percent increase in employment opportunities projected from 2016 to 2026, the demand for fraud examiners, investigators, and analysts will only increase.1 Plus, you could qualify for a variety of specific roles, including Director of Enterprise Risk Management, a position that garnered a median salary of $132,063 in 2018.2

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          Curriculum: Integrate Theory with Practice

          This rigorous curriculum was built to mirror the intensity of the regulatory regime to prepare you to excel in high-demand roles, so you can easily relate your learning to your career. Courses are routinely updated to keep pace with the ever-changing field and technology and stay on the edge of industry growth.

          By applying research methods, organizational theories, and management practices to issues like economic crime, legal issues, internet security, and fraud analysis, you'll explore the ways financial crime experts work within private industry, government, and law enforcement.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Curriculum: Integrate Theory with Practice

          This rigorous curriculum was built to mirror the intensity of the regulatory regime to prepare you to excel in high-demand roles, so you can easily relate your learning to your career. Courses are routinely updated to keep pace with the ever-changing field and technology and stay on the edge of industry growth.

          By applying research methods, organizational theories, and management practices to issues like economic crime, legal issues, internet security, and fraud analysis, you'll explore the ways financial crime experts work within private industry, government, and law enforcement.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Admissions Requirements

          All students must have attended a regionally accredited institution and hold a Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Other requirements include:

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          Tuition and Financial Aid

          This 36-credit program costs $880 per credit hour. Utica College is dedicated to making an advanced education accessible and affordable and offers many avenues for financial aid.

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          Faculty: Learn from Industry Leaders

          Our distinguished faculty have held high-level fraud management positions in the financial services industry and will share their extensive experience in risk analysis, fraud control implementation and investigations. Having worked with Utica College's Center for Identity Management and Information Protection, as well as organizations like the National White Collar Crime Center and the New York Clearing House Check Fraud Committee, faculty members offer tremendous first-hand insights.

          Benefit from their industry expertise and advance your career with an edge.

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          Benefits of Being an Online Student

          Whether you are advancing your career or switching it, online learning gives you a unique perspective from your instructors and fellow students. You'll get the same high-quality education, credentials, and faculty support without slowing down your life.

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          Paying for an online education doesn't have to be stressful. We've compiled helpful resources that can get you well on your way to financing your education. Learn more about available options and how you can get started.

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          Frequently Asked Questions

          Advancing your life and career with an online degree comes with lots of questions, and we want to ensure your search for answers is effortless. If you have a question we haven't covered, call (866) 295-3106 to speak with a program manager.

          This 36-credit hour program can be completed in two years when you take one class every 8 weeks.

          As an emerging field with growing demand, job prospects are strong. Program graduates who pass the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification exams report higher salaries and greater career opportunities following certification.

          Additionally, O*NET—a part of the U.S. Department of Labor—has designated this a "Bright Outlook" field because "occupations are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, or will have large numbers of job openings."

          Learn more on our Career Outlook page for this master's degree.

          Work experience is not required but is recommended. The background and experience of our students usually includes fraud investigations, law enforcement, attorneys at law, private investigators, military police, loss-prevention managers, auditors, or compliance officers.

          The Master of Science in Financial Crime and Compliance Management is a 36-credit-hour program. With a cost of $880 per credit hour, the total estimated tuition cost is $31,680. A detailed list of all related expenses and fees is available on the Tuition page.

          This part-time program is designed as a cohort learning experience. Together, you and a group of your peers will take one, three-credit course every eight weeks (during a 16-week semester). This is considered full-time for financial aid purposes. In some instances, a different course scheduled may be allowed, but only with approval from your academic advisor.

          In order to complete the program, you'll be required to complete 12 courses for a total of 36 credit hours. See the full Financial Crime and Compliance Management curriculum for detailed information.

          SOURCES:

          1O*NET Online. (2018). Summary Report for Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts. Retrieved November 1, 2018, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-2099.04#WagesEmployment
          2Salary.com. (n.d.) Salary for Risk Management Director. Retrieved on November 1, 2018, from, https://www1.salary.com/Risk-Management-Director-salary.html