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What will I learn?

A unique program that prepares students for success as Ethics and Compliance professionals in growing industries such as healthcare, biotech, information technology, manufacturing, and hospitality.

The Business Certificate in Ethics & Compliance equips students with the necessary skills to prevent their organizations from committing errors that violate ethical standards of best practice or regulatory compliance. Ethics and compliance (E&C) specialists assess a company’s ethical impacts on their stakeholders and use analytical tools to proactively measure the effectiveness of ethical practices and assess compliance with U.S. and global regulations by identifying specific situations of risk to an organization’s employees, customers, suppliers, regulators, and communities.

Examples of tools developed and supported by E&C specialists include corporate codes of conduct, employee training, regulatory compliance processes, analytical assessment and forecasting, negotiation strategies, and advising top management and senior organizational leaders on ethical corporate practices, policies and cultures.

Students who earn a Graduate Certificate in Ethics & Compliance will develop skills in a variety of E&C areas, including:

  • Ethical issues identification and solutions-based mindsets.
  • Ethical analysis and data-analytics decision-making models for strategic planning.
  • Understanding the complexities of technology and protections for stakeholder privacy.
  • Operating as change agents in the negotiation to effect organizational change.
  • Developing best practices in leadership of organizational processes.

Which department am I in?

Lam Family College of Business

Study options

Full Time (9 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,210.00 per year
Start date

24 January 2022


Lam Family College of Business

1600 Holloway Avenue, Business Building,



94132, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

This certificate is available to individuals who have a four-year bachelor’s degree and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

TOEFL score of at least 80 (or 550 PBT), IELTS score of at least 7.0 or PTE score of at least 65 is required.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with deadlines in May and October.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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