Online Master of Legal Studies – Corporate and Healthcare Compliance Emphasis
Businesses and health care providers must follow relevant laws to promote safety and organizational stability. As a result, compliance has become a professional field with high demand. Earning a Master of Legal Studies with an emphasis in corporate and healthcare compliance builds knowledge of legal concepts that’ll be useful for careers in industries where compliance is a top concern.
Next start date: 01/09/2023
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
Degree questions, answered.
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What is corporate and healthcare compliance law?
Sectors like healthcare, insurance and banking are highly regulated, requiring organizations in these areas to adhere to a variety of legal guidelines. Compliance law focuses on the rules and mandates these organizations must follow to continue operating safely and legally. Large institutions often establish compliance departments dedicated to creating processes that conform to these requirements and compiling data that verifies the organization’s track record.
Do you need a law degree to work in compliance?
Professionals with many different backgrounds work in this field, and pursuing a legal education can support your performance on the job. A master’s in corporate compliance builds knowledge of the legal principles that underlie various business and healthcare regulations. This educational background can facilitate your understanding of how to create institutional frameworks that meet policy demands.
What healthcare and corporate compliance skills will I earn in this specialization?
The Master of Legal Studies with an emphasis in healthcare and corporate compliance promotes the development of skills, such as:
- Assessing and managing risk.
- Creating and implementing compliance processes and programs.
- Interpreting regulations.
- Investigating facts.
As part of your education in compliance law, you’ll study strategies for devising and maintaining reporting mechanisms associated with industry guidelines. Through foundational courses in the Master of Legal Studies program and your own electives, you’ll also develop abilities associated with legal writing and other broadly applicable skills.
Does my master's degree in legal studies say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Master of Legal Studies. Your emphasis in corporate and healthcare compliance will not appear on your diploma or transcripts.
MLS corporate and healthcare compliance courses
The Master of Legal Studies with an emphasis in corporate and healthcare compliance program includes two required courses that provide a foundation in U.S. law and associated concepts. Pursuing an emphasis in compliance law means you’ll complete courses in this focus area, as well as other electives of your choosing. Examples of courses in this program include:
U.S. Law and Legal Analysis
Fundamentals of Contract Law
U.S. Constitution Law
Conducting Fact Investigators and Reporting
Data Privacy and Protection
Healthcare Industry Compliance
What can I do with a compliance law degree emphasis?
Compliance experts are in high demand and will be equipped with the knowledge and experience needed to succeed in a variety of roles and industries. Career examples include, but are not limited to:
Master’s in corporate compliance and healthcare emphasis admission requirements
Applicants to the Master of Legal Studies program must fulfill the requirements of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
U.S.-educated applicants can apply through our FastApp process, which streamlines the application process and may allow for an offer of conditional admission to the MLS program while the applicant continues to submit any additional requested documentation. Find more information about the FastApp process here.
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