The University of Manchester, in association with The International Compliance Association (ICA) – part of Wilmington plc, has launched an MSc in Financial Crime and Compliance in Digital Societies to equip compliance leaders of the future with the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to respond to increasingly sophisticated financial crime concerns, such as illicit finance, corruption and fraud within digital societies and economies.
Exclusively available to holders of ICA Professional Postgraduate Diplomas, the first enrolment for the new part-time, flexible, blended master’s degree will be in February 2022. The University of Manchester will lead on the overall programme delivery, which is complemented by ICA managing the practical masterclass components of the course, covering compliance and how theoretical elements fit with current regulation.
The course is delivered through a mix of online content and three practical masterclasses, in-person or online. The practical masterclasses will provide students with an opportunity to strengthen their learning, enhance their practical skills and connect with a global community of like-minded professionals. Held over three days, they involve talks by The University of Manchester academics and interactive workshops with ICA on related and topical issues. They will take place in Manchester, UK, but will be streamed or recorded for those unable to attend.
Nicholas Lord PhD, Professor of Criminology, University of Manchester explains: “This Masters-degree course is designed specifically for working professionals in the financial crime, governance and compliance fields. The flexibility and practical nature of content will allow participants to gain valuable insight into the real-world applications of their acquired knowledge as they continue to work.
“By bringing academic, social scientific and criminological insight into the compliance world, senior and strategic managers can identify and understand the issues and implications that can occur within business if or when financial crime occurs, in addition to developing comprehensive risk strategies.”
The new MSc programme will be delivered in three specific units and for more information please see: MSc Financial Crime and Compliance in Digital Societies (top-up) | The University of Manchester or for more information about ICA, visit https://www.int-comp.org/ or follow the organisation on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intcompassoc.