Rutgers Business School Executive Education and Rutgers Law School

Mini-MBA: Ethics and Compliance

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With fast-evolving workplaces, technologies, and industries, it’s more important than ever that ethics and compliance programs are aligned with both legal requirements and organizational missions; but it’s not always easy. As a compliance professional, you need to be an effective advocate for sustainable compliance processes that meet the needs of your organization’s C-Suite, General Counsel, and employees. You have to efficiently develop strategies that meet evolving regulatory requirements and industry needs and position them within organizational and global conversations around ethics and values. You also have to constantly assess the effectiveness of your work, helping define your organization’s ethical culture.

Our Mini-MBA: Ethics and Compliance is a unique interdisciplinary program designed to situate ethics and compliance in a strategic context. You’ll leave the program able to provide tactical and expert partnership to stakeholders across your organization, harmonize regulatory requirements with business strategy, and build sustainable compliance initiatives that meet the latest workplace challenges and opportunities.

Program Benefits
  • Curriculum designed by expert faculty from Rutgers Law School and Rutgers Business School, creating a truly interdisciplinary program.
  • A rigorous university environment that results in a program certificate, as well as academic credits applicable toward future education goals.
  • Access to industry specialists with practical experience and a wide range of perspectives, providing the opportunity to expand your network and learn in an interactive and engaging setting.
Program Outcomes
  • Be a strategic partner across your organization, speaking both the language of business and the language of law. Draw on behavioral science to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate the value of your ethics and compliance program, situating policies in regulatory, business, and workplace environment contexts.
  • Strategize for developing and implementing compliance processes in evolving situations and with emerging technologies.

Along with mastering new skills, our Mini-MBA credential comes with:

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Joanne B. Ciulla

Professor and Director of the Institute for Ethical Leadership

Joanne B. Ciulla is a pioneer in the field of leadership ethics. Her research focuses on the ethical challenges of leadership. She has also written extensively on topics in business ethics such as meaningful work. Before joining RBS, she held the Coston Family Chair in Leadership and Ethics at the...

Who Should Attend

Early to mid-career compliance professionals who are looking for a credential to elevate their career progression, pivot into a different industry, or expand their network. Participants may come from a J.D. background and/or a business background and will be interested in ethics and compliance from an interdisciplinary perspective. This is an intermediate program and assumes familiarity with basic compliance functions; participants will be looking to move from a functional mindset to a more strategic one.


Featuring 10 modules (each covered in 3.5 hours), this program will dive into the following topics:

  • What is ethics?
  • What is compliance?
  • Bridging ethics and compliance
  • Enterprise risk assessment and management
  • Ethical leadership
  • Cultivating organizational culture
  • Implementing an effective ethics and compliance program
  • Measuring the effectiveness of ethics and compliance programs
  • Ethics and emerging technology
  • Ethics and compliance in the global environment

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Questions about this program?

Please contact Christina Murphy, Program Manager at (848) 445-9243 or