Drake's MJ in Compliance and Risk Management combines the legal and business knowledge necessary to thrive in today's highly regulated environment.
Drake Law School and Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration offer an MJ in Compliance and Risk Management that responds to the growing need for employees to ensure that their companies are meeting government regulations and adhering to ethical standards.
Employers in highly regulated fields such as financial services, insurance, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, agribusiness, and utilities increasingly need people who can do the following:
Even entities in areas that are not considered highly regulated, such as higher education, are hiring compliance officers to make sure they follow regulatory and ethical requirements.
With a combination of law and business courses as well as electives, Drake’s 24-credit MJ in Compliance and Risk Management program will equip students for careers in a variety of industries.
The program is designed for individuals who have received a bachelor’s degree, but have not earned a JD or its foreign equivalent. Required courses are scheduled to accommodate working professionals with some online components.
Intro to Law—Compliance and Risk Management
Operational Risk Management
The Law of Compliance and Risk Management
Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
The Regulatory Process
Business Law or Business Associations
Foundations of Law
Note: Those who have completed the Professional Certificate in Compliance and Risk Management and are accepted into the MJ in Compliance and Risk Management may use their earned 12 credits toward the MJ program.
Students will use their remaining 5–6 credits on their choice of elective courses offered through Drake Law School or the College of Business and Public Administration. Elective courses are available in the areas of health law, business law, agricultural and environmental law, and more.
For more information, see Drake Law School's course descriptions.
Drake Law School offers various intensives throughout the year that can be combined with optional classroom work to qualify for one-half credit toward the Compliance and Risk Management Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) degree.
Attendees can receive 1 credit toward the MJ in Compliance and Risk Management for each two intensives they attend if they complete the academic requirements.
Financial Services Intensive:
Creating and Maintaining a Robust Financial Services Compliance and Risk Management Program
Sept. 15-16, 2017
Cartwright Hall, Room 206
Learn more and register on the Drake CLE webpage.
Optional classroom work requirements:
Sept. 19 and Sept. 27, 2017
Cartwright Hall, Room 213
Building on the knowledge gained from "Key Components of an Effective Compliance and Risk Management Program: Developing a Financial Services Compliance and Risk Assessment Plan," participants will discuss, develop, and present a formal risk assessment plan. The plan will help identify, measure, monitor, mitigate, and control real-world financial industry risk exposures.
Faculty: Jeffrey Karch, Associate Chief Counsel, John Deere Financial; John McKinney III, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, West Bank