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SUSS Graduate Certificate in Compliance

Key Highlights

  • First and only graduate compliance programme
  • Developed by compliance professionals
  • Certification in as quickly as one semester
  • Apply best practices to cases and work scenarios

Programme Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Compliance (GCC) programme, developed by compliance professionals for aspiring compliance professionals, aims to provide a strong foundation in regulatory and financial crime compliance and to help students apply that knowledge in designing and implementing an effective compliance risk and control framework.

The first of its kind among local university programmes, the GCC programme is intended to help meet the growing demand for compliance professionals as regulators worldwide seek to build increasingly robust financial systems amid regulatory breaches and code- of-conduct issues.

As the GCC programme can be completed in one semester, the programme serves as a gateway into the area of compliance not only for fresh graduates but also for professionals working in other areas of the financial services industry who are looking to make the transition with minimal disruption.

To increase relevance for those working in the Singapore financial services sector, highlights of this programme include a focus on Singapore regulations, best practices in the combating of financial crimes (including money laundering and the countering of terrorism financing), the design of controls to address identified compliance risks, and an appreciation of how emerging trends like FinTech and RegTech, which have led to new business models, present unique compliance risks and challenges.

Classes will involve interactions with practitioners and will be conducted using case studies and work-based scenarios so that students can identify and analyse compliance- related issues and apply their knowledge in advising stakeholders.

Programme Structure

Each of the courses in the GCC programme is 5 credit units and can be taken on a stand-alone basis. These courses can be stacked to a Graduate Certificate in Compliance upon successful completion of 15 credit units of coursework.

Compulsory Compliance Courses (15 cu)

This is a programme with evening (during weekday) or weekend classes. Students can work in the day and study in the evening. Students have to maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.5 in their coursework as part of the fulfilment of the GCC programme.

Find out more on the admission eligibility criteria and tuition fee.

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