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What you will learn

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    Define compliance within an industry setting

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    Describe the ways in which compliance affects any industry, company, or organization

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    Identify the reasons industries, companies, and organizations should engage in compliance

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    Examine the importance of compliance in supporting the financial, reputational, and functional aspects of an industry, company, or organization

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Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks, 3-4 hours per week...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

What is compliance?

What is compliance and why is it important? In this module, we answer those questions while also looking at some recent high-profile cases of non-compliance in the business world.

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8 videos (Total 36 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Defining Compliance5m
Making Rules "Stick"5m
Knowing the Rules5m
Case Study: Enron's Systemic Compliance Failures (Part 1)4m
Case Study: Enron's Systemic Compliance Failures (Part 2)5m
Case Studies: The "One Guy" Problem4m
Module 1 Summary3m
3 readings
Pre-Course Survey (Optional)10m
What Is Compliance?20m
Enron Scandal: The Fall of a Wall Street Darling25m
2 practice exercises
Making Rules "Stick"2m
Module 1 Quiz15m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Why is Compliance Important?

Non-compliance can have massive real-world implications for the general public, not just individuals directly related to a non-compliant company. In this module, we examine laws that specifically create compliance obligations, as well as the potential costs of non-compliance.

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6 videos (Total 23 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
6 videos
The Demands of a Settlement Agreement3m
The Board of Directors Has a Fiduciary Duty5m
Avoiding Reputational Harm3m
The Indispensable and Positive Value of Compliance4m
Module 2 Recap57s
1 reading
Avoiding Fines and Penalties45m
4 practice exercises
Is It a Financial Driver?4m
The Board of Directors' Duties6m
The Positive Values of Compliance6m
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Compliance & Risk

Every company and organization must deal with risk, and compliance is ultimately a vehicle to mitigate risk. This module explores the close relationship between compliance and risk management. We will analyze the ways in which compliance programs manage risk, as well as alternative forms of risk management.

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5 videos (Total 17 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Risk Analysis3m
Risk Tolerance2m
Outsourcing Risk & Compliance2m
Insurance as Another Vehicle to Manage Risk4m
2 readings
Responses to Reputational Harm20m
Chipotle's Food Safety Crisis25m
2 practice exercises
Reading Quiz - Assessing Chipotle's Risk5m
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Developments in the Field of Compliance

This module highlights developments in the ever-evolving world of compliance, with special emphasis on recent trends in regulatory focus.

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3 videos (Total 14 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Institutional Compliance v. Compliance in Specific Subject Areas3m
The Burgeoning Profession of Compliance2m
3 readings
"Loot Boxes" & Regulation20m
Concluding Thoughts10m
Post-Course Survey (Optional)10m
1 practice exercise
Generalist or Specialist?8m
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By MKApr 10th 2019

As someone with a lot of experience in compliance, I find the structure and delivery methods very meaningful

Instructors

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Andrew Kandel

Lecturer in Law
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Lauren Steinfeld

Lecturer in Law

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About the Regulatory Compliance Specialization

Every organization faces a myriad of risks that can threaten its operations, reputation, and bottom line. A robust, effective compliance program can make the difference between companies that successfully navigate those risks, and those that become cautionary tales. This specialization will introduce the essential elements of effective organizational compliance by exploring the concepts, considerations, and strategies for assessing risks and managing the compliance function. You will learn the fundamental principles of effective compliance, the components of an effective compliance program and their applications, and then closely examine two of the most important areas of compliance in today’s business climate: privacy compliance, and anti-corruption. The insights from this program will be applicable to a wide range of different types of organizations, from private companies to non-profits....
Regulatory Compliance

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