About the Program

Global enforcement authorities increasingly investigate and prosecute fraud and corruption. Corporations must develop comprehensive compliance and ethics programs to ensure they satisfy obligations under national and foreign laws and minimize their risk of liability.

Earn Temple Law’s Certificate in International Business and Compliance to develop and expand your knowledge and skill to advance in compliance roles or break into this rapidly growing job market. With coursework grounded in international compliance and specialty regulatory areas, students will acquire both a strong substantive background and greater edge in the workplace.

As part of Temple Law’s Center for Compliance and Ethics, this certificate program is for international law students and foreign-trained lawyers who wish to acquire this valuable credential as a compliance specialist.

Certificate Pre-requisites

English Proficiency ExamMinimum Accepted Score
IELTS6.5 with no individual score below 6.0
Duolingo English Test (DET)115


This certificate may be earned in one semester on a full-time basis.

Certificate Requirements

To earn this certificate, students must earn 12 credits as follows:

Mandatory (7 credits)

  • Introduction to US Law (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Compliance and Ethics (2 credits)
  • International Compliance (2 credits)

Electives (5 credits)

  • Administrative Law
  • Corporations
  • Cyberprivacy Law
  • Drug and Medical Device Law
  • Global Anti-Bribery and Corruption
  • Health Care Fraud: Investigation, Prosecution and Compliance
  • Informational Privacy Law and Compliance
  • International Commercial Transactions
  • Business Merger and Acquisitions
  • International Law
  • International Organizations

Tuition is the same as that of one semester of the LL.M. for Foreign-Trained Lawyers program. The certificate may be earned simultaneously with the LL.M. if all graduation requirements for the certificate and the LL.M. degree are met independently.

Next Steps

For more information, please contact:

Michael Donnella

Practice Professor of Law
Director, Center for Compliance and Ethics

michael.donnella@temple.edu | (215) 204-7149


Students who wish to study compliance who are not law students or lawyers in their home countries may wish to consider Temple Fox School of Business’s M.S. in Corporate Compliance and Ethics.

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