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IE’s Master in Global Corporate Compliance: the only master outside of the US accredited by the CCB®

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Prestige and innovation are key elements of success in the legal sector. For us at IE Law School, innovation means updating our programs on a regular basis. For our students, it’s about developing a comprehensive understanding of local and global law alongside big data, ethics and the latest technologies.

To demonstrate our unending commitment to prestige and innovation, we have recently collaborated with the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® through the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE). Now, our Master in Global Corporate Compliance students will be accredited by this institution, and will have automatic access to the Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional – International (CCEP-I)® examination.

Not only will program participants benefit from a hands-on teaching methodology based on case methods, but their qualification will carry added, unrivaled prestige. As the only compliance-related master’s to be accredited by the CCB® outside of the United States, students can enter the legal sector knowing that they hold a truly international qualification.

About CCB® and SCCE

The Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® is an independent body made up of compliance and ethics professionals who have developed criteria to determine competence in the practice of compliance and ethics across various industries and specialty areas. CCB offers 7 different compliance certifications, assesses continuing education units (CEUs) and also accredits external compliance and ethics education and training. CCB is governed by a board of directors who are appointed by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association’s (SCCE & HCCA) Board of Directors.

The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) is a member-based association for compliance and ethics professionals across all industries. The vision of SCCE is to be the pre-eminent compliance and ethics association promoting lasting success and integrity of organizations worldwide. SCCE offers educational conferences, products and networking opportunities for compliance professionals.”

Prestige comes credibility

Professionals with this certification are known among organizations for their expertise in relevant regulations and compliance processes related to legal obligations. Certificate holders will be prioritized by top compliance professionals as they can demonstrate that they possess the knowledge required to pass such a sector-renowned exam.

“This certification is a recognition of the truly international spirit of the Master in Global Corporate Compliance and the comprehensive approach to Compliance, Governance and Ethics that our students benefit from at IE Law School. We can proudly say that we are the only Compliance-related master’s certified outside the USA by this prestigious institution.”


María Hernández, Academic Director of the Master in Global Corporate Compliance and Partner of the Compliance Department at Eversheds Sutherland Nicea

Why compliance is more important than ever

Corporate compliance is one of the most comprehensive and far-ranging fields in the legal sector. Not only are compliance professionals required to develop a profound understanding of law, but they must hone a variety of skills alongside it. To become a leading compliance professional today, you have to be an expert in big data, ethics, culture, reporting and, of course, how corporations work.

And as our world becomes more globalized, it is crucial for top legal experts to have a thorough understanding of compliance on an international scale. In recent years, organizations have been recognizing that enforcing compliance in corporate policy is a way to guarantee that business runs as smoothly as possible.

Abiding by the law should be more than a minimum requirement. Businesses are increasingly understanding that a more thorough approach to compliance will not only help them to avoid criminal charges, devastating fines and lawsuits, but will enable them to strengthen their reputation among investors and communities. It will also have the added benefit of promoting higher productivity among personnel due to an increasingly positive and fair environment.

Why complete the Master in Global Corporate Compliance at IE Law School?

IE Law School’s Master in Global Corporate Compliance boasts a practical, highly international approach that ties sophisticated skills together with macro-juridical frameworks. Participants will benefit from a unique blend of compliance disciplines, business skills and complex IT compliance solutions as they focus on ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Upon graduating, participants will have a 360-degree understanding of what to expect from a career in global corporate compliance, no matter where they choose to work. With a sharp focus on case studies, role playing, class simulations and debates, Master in Global Corporate Compliance students gain cutting-edge insights into how compliance works in the real world.

Additionally, students will benefit from the incredible opportunity to intern in compliance departments of top global companies, along with undertaking an intensive, week-long Global Experience module on US Corporate Law & Governance Program at New York University School of Law campus in New York City.

Thanks to our collaboration with the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)®, our Master in Global Corporate Compliance students will now hold qualifications from a total of three prestigious institutions after completing the program.


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