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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Effective Compliance Programs by University of Pennsylvania

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About the Course

Once you have an understanding of what compliance is, and why it may be important, it is natural to wonder next, “What should I do about it?” In this course, we’ll explore one of the key factors for creating a positive culture of compliance: human psychology. We’ll think about what drives us, what makes us pay attention, what distracts, and how all of these pieces help build a strong belief in an organizational culture of compliance. We will examine formal compliance programs, diving into the nuances of how they are applied in practice. We’ll also explore the technologies, workflows, policies, monitoring, and training necessary to create a toolkit for designing an effective compliance program....

Top reviews


Nov 24, 2019

The course was very useful for me. I learned a lot about compliance and its important role in business. I definitely will use such a valuable knowledge in my job. Thank you all for your kind work!


Jun 29, 2021

Wonderful information and presented very well. There would be benefit to updating examples and statistics (e.g. cyber threats) to bring it more current, but the fundamentals are all solid.

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By Yuqian W

Aug 11, 2019

I hope it can provide more case analysis materials instead of many brief news reports

By Srinivasan K

Jul 31, 2019

Best course for the risk professionals across the industry who want to enrich their knowledge in various key components of compliance program, design, execution and implementation. It also enable you to deeper understanding of different approaches / frameworks on post implementation strategies. And, this is one of mandatory for any senior professional in this VUCA business environment. Thank you.

By Stacey H

May 3, 2020

Yet another excellent course in this specialization. I really like Ms. Steinfield's and Mr. Kandel's delivery of these classes. Very informative and practical advice too!

By Aidan O D

Jan 23, 2020

Very interesting course covering many key areas of compliance programs. Covered key aspects of compliance that you often don't think about such as:

- why people do not comply

- how to build your own compliance structure

I found the examples provided did help my understanding a great deal.

One issue I will highlight is spelling & grammar mistakes throughout the transcripts. Also, one practice quiz stated that you should click two boxes for a correct answer, however the system would fail you if you ticked more than one box.

By Alex H

Nov 3, 2019

Course focus was mainly on code of conduct, employees training, monitoring programs, and incident response. Highly recommend week 3, as it delves into the psychology of why people either comply with regulation or violate regulations, and the various theories to explain their behaviors.

By Andres P d L

Oct 31, 2019

Culture, essentials, psychology and dealing with non compliance are covered and were all great building blocks to cover as the second course of four in the specialization. Many of these concepts can be applied to other departments.

By Andrea R C N

May 8, 2020

Practical and effective course! Even if you already have hands-on experience in compliance, it still teaches you new practical strategies on how to improve your program. Totally recommended!

By Eliana S

Jun 22, 2020

The course ran smoothly, The instructions on the course were great,

I would recommend this course and I would definitely take another MOOC offered by the University of Pennsylvania

By Kofi D

Aug 10, 2021

From beginning to end, the course presenters use a very practical yet in depth approach to exploring the subject matter that connects the theories with real world scenarios.

By Любовь К

Jun 5, 2020

Great practical course! I learned a lot about building compliance procedures in my company. Thanks to the University team for such a great course. I really liked it


May 10, 2020

Excelente curso, amplió mis conocimiento y me dio una nueva perspectiva sobre la importancia del cumplimiento y sus efectos en la organizaciones empresariales.

By Erigo p

Jun 1, 2020

Great all through. Never a dull moment with those absolutely fantastic lecturers

By Edward W E M

Jan 7, 2020

Eeffective compliance program is a very good course. I enjoyed studying it and successfully completed it about 8 days ago but I have not yet received my certificate and I was supposed to receive it on the 2nd January 2020.

Please, help me out with the certificate because I want to use it to apply for a job. Thank you for everything.


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By Brandon J

Mar 29, 2021

I loved the course, but leaving our grading to another student is kind of annoying. I don't like the peer-to-peer grading.

By Lam H

Jul 11, 2023

The course gives learner a good overview of what a compliance program should include. You will also learn where to start if you're in charged of the role to start the program at your organisation. I especially like the content explaining why people don't comply and what we can do to motivate more compliance.

The course is also beneficial for learners practicing outside the US because as far as I'm concerned, the principles for the compliance program are universal. It is, however, lacking in insights about compliance for subsidiaries and affiliates which usually does not allow much independence for the compliance department.

All in all, it is a good course for both beginner and someone with staff-level experiences in compliance aiming at managerial level. I wish my suggestion would be considered and incorporated into this course, or a new one.

By Mariia A G

Aug 9, 2023

The course provides an excellent overview of effective compliance programs, with a strong focus on practical applications and real-world examples. The peer-to-peer assignments were particularly valuable, allowing us to learn from one another's experiences and perspectives. Overall, I found this course to be informative, engaging, and well-structured. It provided me with a solid foundation for developing and implementing effective compliance programs in various industries. Highly recommended for anyone looking to advance their knowledge in regulatory compliance!

By Alexandre S

Aug 28, 2020

Regarding praise, know that I usually praise when I really like the result: and believe me, these classes were very good. I have been a student of MOOC Coursera for a long time. Whenever I can I evaluate the courses with immense sincerity. You can see the great explanation and the care you took with the explanations and reviews. And that can only mean one thing: you need to improve this course even more, with more content for studies and inclusion of articles and indication of technical books, this is the suggestion.

By Vikas P

Nov 25, 2021

The instructors are highly capable and seasoned. They have explained the course very effectively. I have also observed that how the course was enriched with practical examples, cases and how statements interview of noncompliance convicts were used to enrich the course. really systematic hard work was done to make this excellent course. i recommend all employees of enterprises should do this course


Apr 1, 2023

Hello, thank you for sharing the Compliance program is important because it ensures that a company or organization complies with the applicable laws and regulations in its sector and that it is consistent with the values and ethical principles. In addition, the compliance program helps prevent and detect fraudulent or illegal activities.

By Karim S

Mar 22, 2022

Effective Compliance Program was an extremely insightful and informative course, especially with illustrations of programs and trainings.Training materials were well organized and the instructors provided good case studies.The instructors were extremely professional , presentation skills excellent and hands down the best.

By Jorge G C

Jan 30, 2021

Excellent option to have a rich and hand-on perspective over the significance and value of compliance programs within any organization. The professors master the subject and show that they not only have a deep scientific knowledge of the subject but they can convey it in a simple and unambiguous way. Thanks for this course.

By Quanchai “ K

Mar 13, 2021

It's exactly an excellent course that provides broader perspectives on regulatory compliance as well as well-equipping learners with concepts, strategies and techniques that can be tailored to improve regulatory compliance in both public and private sectors.

By Shannon S

Dec 25, 2020

These instructors are insanely knowledgeable. And their teaching style is accessible and relatable. They know the material so well, that they can teach it in such a clear and organized way. Gives me the tools I need to start a compliance program at work.

By Fernando N

Jun 30, 2020

The program was very complete and theories of compliance and white collar crime were very interesting! The course presented good tips to create a strong compliance culture in a company. I will definitely put into practice many ideas from this course!

By abdul w

Sep 13, 2023

This course is not for students only, but for the professionals who are leading their organizations and resposible for Compliance and ethical activities. this course is more like a professional certification for a Compliance practitioner.