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MSc Financial Crime and Compliance in Digital Societies (top-up)

Course level : Level 7 - Expert

Gain the digital edge in financial crime and compliance 

The next course commences in February 2022. 

This executive Master’s degree offered by the University of Manchester is exclusively available to those who hold an ICA Professional Postgraduate Diploma in either Governance, Risk and Compliance or Financial Crime Compliance.

  • Gain leading and up-to-date knowledge - benefit from the University's Department of Criminology reputation and be at the forefront of financial crime and fraud research
  • Transform your business operations - enhance your knowledge and turn science into practice to drive corporate strategy, policy and processes
  • Build a global network - meet your international peers, academics and subject experts 

University of Manchester

  • Develop a theoretical and conceptual toolkit for determining the most plausible explanations for risk, threats and transgressions inside and outside your business.
  • Recognise the complexity and multiplex nature of the business world within which regulatory and governance problems, and financial crime risks occur.
  • Gain knowledge of how to interact with regulators and enforcement authorities, including information sharing and self-reporting of internal failures.
  • Acquire advanced level knowledge on business risks and opportunities related to digital trust and digital security.
  • Obtain expertise on the range and nature of insider and outsider financial crime risks in relation to people, technologies, data and information, and be able to develop strategies for mitigation and development for specific cyber-security incidents.

This 12-month, part-time, blended top-up course is delivered via a mix of online content and three-day practical masterclasses, three times a year, and allows you to study at your own pace. The masterclasses will take place in Manchester, UK but will be streamed or recorded for those unable to attend.

The next course begins in February 2022.

£10,000. This is a University of Manchester programme, so ICA member discounts do not apply. 

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