Master of Jurisprudence in Compliance and Risk Management

Lifelong Learning for a Lifetime of Success

Become an indispensable asset in any organization with legal expertise in compliance and risk management.

Program Details: 1.5 years | $867 Cost per Credit | 24 Credit Hours

In an increasingly complex legal and regulatory landscape, businesses are investing more in employees who have the legal and business expertise necessary to mitigate risk and ensure compliance in highly regulated industries. If you’re looking to take on a critical role in your current organization or to start a new, in-demand career, then a Master of Jurisprudence in Compliance and Risk Management will set you on the right path.

Drake University’s 100% online Master of Jurisprudence trains non-lawyers in the legal concepts and systems needed to ensure companies are meeting government regulations and adhering to ethical standards in fields such as financial services, insurance, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, agribusiness, and utilities. This unique, 24-credit program can be completed in one and a half years and is designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree, but have not earned a JD or its foreign equivalent. Also, all six-week courses are asynchronous, which means you can study when and where it works best for you. There are no in-person requirements or scheduled online class meetings.

Upon graduation, students will have a comprehensive understanding of key compliance and risk management topics, including:

  • State and federal regulations and agencies
  • Industry-specific regulations and how regulatory changes can affect business choices
  • Procedural law as it relates to agency rule-making, enforcement, and judicial proceedings
  • Implementation and assessment of effective compliance programs and strategies
  • Legal risk mitigation in the workplace

When you earn a Master of Jurisprudence in Compliance and Risk Management from one of the top universities in the Midwest, you benefit from the knowledge and experience of faculty who are highly respected in the fields of business and law, as well as Drake’s extensive alumni network.

The Professor was fully engaged throughout the whole course, BLAW 250: The Law of Business Organizations, and was available for questions when you had issues with an assignment, responses were quick so you didn’t feel like you were waiting until the last moment, and the feedback and weekly emails were engaging and motivating as we moved through this course. I learned a lot and truly enjoyed the course and the Professor who taught it. Thank you for a great experience!” -Kirstin Barber, Drake University Online Student

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Submit your official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities.
  • Submit an electronic copy of your résumé or curriculum vitae.
  • Submit a typed, one-page essay detailing your work experience in the area of compliance, why you wish to pursue the program, and how the program will enhance your career.
  • Submit contact information for two professional or academic recommendations.

About Drake Law School

Drake Law School combines a rich history with the latest technology and an innovative curriculum, including the nation’s only First-Year Trial Practicum. As the only law school in the capital city of Des Moines, Drake Law School provides a unique educational and practical learning experience through modern facilities, a top-ranked legal clinic, and an exceptional relationship with the bench and bar.

Drake Law School prepares graduates to promote justice, serve their communities, and uphold the ideals of ethics and professionalism. We cultivate critical thinking and professional skills, provide opportunities to acquire global perspectives, and engage in public service. We foster an exceptional learning environment in a welcoming and inclusive community distinguished by accessible and accomplished faculty and staff and a collegial student body.

About the College of Business & Public Administration

Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration prepares students for immediate and enduring success in a progressively technological, data-driven, and global environment. With a commitment to integrate data analysis, entrepreneurship, and globalization into our curriculum, our graduates are poised to thrive in today’s competitive job market.

Staying true to our mission of bringing the classroom into the world and the world into the classroom, our graduate degrees are enhanced by our expert faculty and relationships with local business leaders, as well as national and international executives and successful Drake alumni. These experiences put Drake students ahead of the competition come graduation; in fact, our employment outcomes outpace national averages when it comes to placement rates and starting salaries.

In addition to university accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, the College of Business & Public Administration (CBPA) is an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The CBPA is also one of just seventeen universities in the United States to be recognized as a Center for Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries.