University of Pennsylvania

What is Compliance?

This course is part of Regulatory Compliance Specialization

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Andrew Kandel
Lauren Steinfeld

Instructors: Andrew Kandel

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  • Define compliance within an industry setting

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

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

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

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There are 4 modules in this course

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 videos3 readings2 quizzes2 discussion prompts

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 videos1 reading4 quizzes1 discussion prompt

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 videos2 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

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 videos3 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt


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