Government and industry operate in a complex world of rules. Your skills in navigating the latest regulations and related compliance can help you map a strong career opportunity.
The Master of Laws (LLM) in Business Law is a post-JD master’s degree program tailored for attorneys seeking to develop or sharpen a special expertise in transactional law and compliance. You’ll learn the practical skills for advising corporate clients on best practices across a wide range of industries. Should you choose to focus in compliance, through our accredited program you will be eligible to receive a Certificate in Compliance, enabling you to sit for compliance industry examinations.
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
Upon graduation with an LLM in Business Law, you will possess the following knowledge, skills, and professional values:
You will be able to describe the various laws and regulations that impact the highly regulated business world across a variety of industries.
You will be able to:
Analyze ways in which governmental, institutional, and professional 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;
Demonstrate ability to draft and negotiate transactional documents for clients across industries;
Be prepared to successfully pass the Compliance Certification Board Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) certification exam (for students enrolled in the compliance certificate);
Communicate effectively in a professional and credible manner; and
Serve as a compliance professional across a number of industries.
You will be able to anticipate clients’ needs and assist in developing tools and procedures for engaging clients across a variety of heavily regulated business sectors, advocating for changes necessary to advance social justice and equity across a variety of industries.
OF ONLY 14 PROGRAMS IN THE US ACCREDITED BY THE COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION BOARD
FACULTY, ALL EXPERTS IN AREAS OF COMPLIANCE
ONLINE COURSES FOCUSING IN COMPLIANCE
Coursework offers in-depth training in compliance, including courses in business planning, securities regulation, corporate compliance, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. You can complete the program online in two years as a part-time student. The program begins three times each year in the fall, spring, and summer.
Governance, Ethics, and Compliance
LLM Thesis Project, Term 1
LLM Thesis Project, Term 2
Case Studies in Compliance
Compliance Seminar Series
Compliance Training Methods
Conducting Internal Investigations
Drafting Policies and Procedures
Enterprise Risk Management
European Union Privacy Law
Financial Institution Regulation
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
International Business Law
Leadership and Management Seminar Series
Privacy and Security of Corporate Information
Privacy Breach Incident Management and Reporting
Privacy Program Management
Securities Regulation for Lawyers
EDUCATION IMMERSION WEEKENDS
In addition to the required curriculum for the LLM in Business Law, you are required to travel to NORTHAMPTON’s campus at least twice during your program for Education Immersion Weekend (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.
To earn an LLM in Business Law degree. you must complete 24 credit hours of course work, including a thesis project. You must attend two Education Immersion Weekends at NORTHAMPTON’s campus.
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