May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Compliance, Risk, & Anti‐Money Laundering Graduate Certificate

Department: Dean’s Office

The Compliance, Risk, & Anti-Money Laundering Graduate Certificate is targeted to meet the needs of students seeking a career in the growing field of business risk assessment, compliance, and anti‐money laundering.  The four courses in the Certificate will provide students with a strong foundation in risk identification, assessment and management techniques. The Certificate also focuses on providing students with knowledge regarding compliance with various rules, laws, and regulations affecting businesses.
The forensic accounting course specifically focuses on fraud prevention, detection, and investigation, including the litigation aspect of fraud. The information technology control and audit course is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to add value to organizations as an auditor of IT‐intensive accounting systems. The statistical data mining course will equip students with the skills necessary to apply advanced statistical techniques to “mine” data to glean actionable insights relating to meet anti‐money laundering objectives. Completion of this Graduate Certificate will help prepare students to take the exam for the Certified Anti‐Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) Certification. USF students qualify for a discounted price for the exam and two years of membership.

Graduate Certificate Admissions and Process

Students must apply and be admitted into the Graduate Certificate to be eligible to receive a Graduate Certificate. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Certificate Director prior to applying. 

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. University Admission Requirements, including English Proficiency    
  2. Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements    

Additional Admissions Requirements

Must also meet the following:

  • B.S. or M.S. in any business discipline from an AACSB‐accredited or equivalent (EQUUS) or admit to M.S./Ph.D. Program in College of Business  or Cyber‐security
  • Applicants who have not taken an undergraduate or graduate course in financial accounting and business law must pass a 30- question proficiency exam covering topics in accounting and business law administered by the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy.  

Curriculum Requirements (12 Credit Hours)

Graduate Certificate Time Limit

Five (5) Years.

Graduate Certificate Completion

For procedures to confirm completion of the Graduate Certificate, please refer to the website.