The Emerson Ethics Center in the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University has announced the new online Certificate Program in Corporate Ethics and Compliance Management (CECM).
The field of business ethics and compliance is growing rapidly as companies face increasingly complex operational challenges. Legal regulations impacting businesses are extensive and professionals must be familiar with a wide variety of subjects in order to identify issues and effectively manage risks.
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Today's business climate is significantly impacted by scandals, investigations and prosecutions, making the stakes high for companies to have well-trained professionals and strong ethical cultures.
Nitish Singh, Ph.D., CECM program leader, said the growing need for ethics and compliance training led to the development of the specialized program.
"The new online Certificate in Corporate Ethics and Compliance Management is an outreach effort from us to inculcate the importance of ethical culture and its role in mitigating compliance risk," Singh said.
"This comprehensive program is the result of very dedicated industry-academic collaboration to bring forth a training program that best addresses today's ethical and compliance-related challenges."
Ellen Harshman, Ph.D., J.D., dean of the Cook School, said the program is in line with SLU's Jesuit mission.
"The John Cook School of Business and its Emerson Ethics Center have been on the fore front of ethics education," Harshman said. "With the launch of our new online certificate in corporate ethics and compliance, we want to extend our expertise in ethics globally to benefit individuals, organizations and society at large."
The certificate program provides almost 130 hours of online training and can be self-paced to be completed in about eight months. Participants who successfully complete the program curriculum will earn the title "Certified in Corporate Ethics and Compliance Management" from SLU's John Cook School of Business.
Registration is now open.