Juris Master (J.M.) in Compliance Navigating Regulatory Landscapes


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Most companies and organizations have anxiety about meeting ever-changing compliance requirements from government agencies. From health codes to harassment policies, professionals in every industry must meet regulations or face fines and penalties.

Liberty’s online Juris Master in Compliance can help equip you with critical expertise in the regulation and policy matters that affect all fields of business and nonprofit organizations. With an administrative state of regulatory bodies constantly updating requirements, companies and professionals need more expertise in handling compliance-related matters in corporate, privacy, financial, and educational institutions.

The Juris Master in Compliance focuses on the rules and regulations that govern business, healthcare, nonprofits, education, and any industry that is engaged with local or federal governments. Compliance law professionals who know the rules and regulations that govern their industry can better navigate the potential hazards of compliance successfully. For non-lawyer professionals who do not intend to practice law but want to study advanced legal principles, the online J.M. in Compliance can provide one of the best paths to becoming a compliance and policy expert.

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An increasing number of professionals who do not need a Juris Doctor need to understand the law to enhance their professional expertise in their fields. Liberty’s Juris Master is designed to offer an alternative to a residential Juris Doctor degree.

This master’s degree is taught from a Christian worldview and can help you understand essential legal concepts in health policy and law without the commitment of a residential Juris Doctor degree. Professionals who need to understand legal policy and regulations that influence the functioning of businesses, educational institutions, nonprofits, and government agencies can benefit from a broad-based and in-depth study of legal issues and compliance for their industry.

Liberty’s J.M. in Compliance is designed to equip you with an in-depth study of the American legal system as well as specialized compliance issues that may arise in your field.

The core of the online J.M. degree provides training in legal systems, legal analysis, research of law topics, and a history of law to give you a thorough background in legal studies. You can gain knowledge about legal issues that surround the healthcare industry while developing your critical thinking, reasoning, and writing skills. Because Liberty University is a Christian university and desires to Train Champions for Christ in the law and policy field, the online Juris Master program is grounded in biblical ethics and professional responsibility that reflects a Christian worldview.

Depending upon which electives you choose, the topics you study could include laws related to health care compliance, corporate compliance, intellectual property, administrative law, and risk management. You will examine the process of meeting legal, ethical, and professional standards set by government agencies and third-party players. You will also study how organizations can develop and administer effective standards to screen and evaluate employees, communicate and educate them on compliance issues, investigate non-compliance, and take appropriate disciplinary and remedial measures.

Through this program, you will examine domestic legal regimes that govern corporate conduct, norms, and ethics. You will also examine the development of compliance programs and the role of compliance professionals.

With a firm foundation in compliance and legal studies, earning the J.M. in Compliance can help equip you with a wide skill set that you can use to tackle regulatory challenges in several industries.

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