Jun 03, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Compliance, Risk, & Anti‐Money Laundering Graduate Certificate

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This program is offered fully online.

Curriculum Code: XAM


This certificate program 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 program will provide students with a strong foundation in risk identification, assessment and management techniques. The program also focuses on providing students with knowledge regarding compliance with various rules, laws, and regulations affecting businesses. The forensic accounting course in the program 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 program will help prepare students to take the exam for the Certified Anti‐Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification. USF students qualify for a discounted price of $1,000 for the exam and two years of membership (regular price $1,890).

Course Location/Delivery

Online, Campus

Admissions Requirements

Must meet University Graduate Admissions and English Proficiency requirements.  In addition, 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 CoB or cyber‐security

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.


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, and have completed an undergraduate or graduate in statistics from a regionally accredited institution.

Requirements of this Certificate (12 Credit Hours)



Time Limit

2 years

Credit Toward Graduate Degree

The certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.


Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/cert

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