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College of Law

Florida State University

 

Financial Regulation & Compliance Concentration

Curriculum developed with the advice of leading financial institutions and the Florida Bankers Association.

The Juris Master in Financial Regulation and Compliance is an online, 30-credit-hour master’s in law that can be completed on a part-time basis. The program enables working professionals to acquire legal skills to advance their careers in today's heavily regulated financial industry. 

You will gain a strong foundation in banking law, regulatory compliance and financial transactions. You will also acquire essential legal skills, such as: how to read and interpret statutes, regulations and case law, how to identify and address legal risks, and how to design and implement compliance programs. You will learn how to conduct legal research and how to communicate your findings to others within your organization.
 
The curriculum is designed for compliance officers and legal risk managers, as well as for other financial professionals, including loan officers, broker-dealers, asset managers and investment bankers. Students begin their studies by taking foundational courses in Contracts, Torts, Legislation and Regulation, Legal Studies and Research, and Regulatory Compliance. These are all core legal areas that students are likely to encounter while working at a bank or other financial institution. Students will then proceed to study more advanced topics in courses such as: Banking Law: Risk Management and Compliance Case Studies; Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance; Financial Records, Privacy, and Cybersecurity; Consumer Compliance; and many elective courses for a specialized focus.

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Key Benefits

Economical – Competitively priced at $688 per credit for in-state students and slightly higher, after scholarships, for out-of-state students. Find more information on our Juris Master Online Tuition page
Flexible – Can be completed fully online and on a part-time basis
Impactful – Lessons learned can be immediately applied at work
Sophisticated – Courses are taught by the same world-class professors who teach on campus, coupled with prominent industry experts
Relevant – Curriculum developed with the advice of the Florida Bankers Association, other industry professionals, and prominent in-house and outside counsel to combine academic knowledge and practice-based learning
Support – Access to online research databases and other resources available to on-campus students