The recent international financial crisis has revealed the existence of regulatory deficiencies and the control and supervision systems of many companies that have weighed the resilience of important sectors of activity in an unfavorable economic environment, causing risks for the stability of the global economic system . In order to respond to this phenomenon, the institutions of international financial governance have deployed a tedious normative activity that affects regulatory compliance mechanisms, their practical application modalities and their importance when exempting criminal responsibility in which companies may incur.

The classic financial sector, together with the advancement in new areas of business innovation, such as the so-called "start-ups" or "finTechs", raises great business opportunities in scenarios where deregulation is frequently the usual pattern that represents, in turn, a risk to the stability of the system when the appropriate control mechanisms are not put in place.

The Master in Compliance of EAE Business School is designed to train compliance experts, responding to an increasingly important demand of this type of professionals who are among the most sought after in the market, between 2008 and 2018. It calculates that the demand of these professionals has tripled globally.

Its main functions are: identify risks, analyze the impact of regulatory changes, determine preventive and corrective measures against corruption, fraud and crime, train managers on the rules that influence the performance of their tasks, elaborate prevention plans that contribute to exempt possible criminal responsibilities. Compliance officers contribute decisively to safeguarding corporate reputation and business ethics, are the reference interlocutors of regulators and supervisors and help manage internal conflicts in the company and develop internal reporting channels. In addition, compliance officers fight against money laundering, cybercrime or for an adequate protection of personal data among others.


Reasons to complete the Master in Compliance of EAE Business School

  1. CESCOM® Compliance Certification
    The program prepares students to obtain the CESCOM® Certification, issued by the Spanish Association of Compliance ASCOM, and that proves that the professionals who obtain it have the necessary knowledge to develop with solvency and efficiency the function of Compliance in any type the organisation.

  2. Business Networking
    Meetings with professionals from large companies and other students, which will allow you to expand your network of contacts. In 2017 we organized meetings with executives of companies such as Microsoft, Red Bull, HP, CEPSA or Grupo Hero, among many others.

  3. International Talent Program
    If you aspire to an international professional development, you will have maximum visibility among the multinationals that collaborate with EAE through Employment Workshops and interviews with headhunters and international selection consultants.

  4. Advisory Board
    Our master's degree curriculum is developed jointly with a consultative body made up of 25 professionals from companies such as Pepsico, Nike, DHL, Danone, Accenture, Fujitsu, Grupo Planeta, Mango or Grupo Puig, among others.

  5. Visits to Compliance Departments
    As part of the program, the regulatory compliance departments of representative companies from different areas of activity can be visited to learn about the particularities and strengths of their compliance plans and the "best practices" applied by their managers.

  6. Study of "Best Practices"
    Specific cases of national and international legal news will be worked on to promote dynamic and practical learning. Special emphasis will be placed on the analysis of "best practices" that will serve as the basis for the development, growth and professional impulse of the student.

  7. Major Minor
    EAE has launched for the first time in Spain the North American methodological system based on Major and Minor, which replaces the traditional method of electives choice.

  8. Innovative methodology
    Guidelines will be given for the development of a true "Culture of Compliance" in diverse organizations through innovative methodologies (gamification of learning, Storytelling and artistic and audiovisual creations).

  9. Soft Skills Program
    The objective of the Soft Skills program is for the participating professional to complete their training with the strategic mobilization of their personal skills. It consists of ten independent monthly workshops organized according to the Emotional Competencies Model.

Requirements and Admission

Double Degree

Those who successfully complete the program will obtain the Master's degree in Compliance from EAE Business School and the degree from the Rey Juan Carlos University (Madrid Campus). In order to obtain the qualifications granted by the universities, it is necessary to comply with the requirements requested by said institutions.

Admission process

The fundamental objective of our admission process is to ensure the suitability of the candidates, through their professional trajectory and academic curriculum. All participants should get the most out of this learning experience, through a context in which it is possible to develop a long-term relationship with classmates, teachers and alumni.

To start the admission process it is necessary to fill in the corresponding form, so that the profile of the candidate can be evaluated by our Academic Committee. If the resolution of the Admission issued by the Academic Committee to the Master in Compliance is positive, the candidate may formalize his / her enrollment in this Master.


Professional outings

The Career Careers Service of EAE Business School is responsible for creating new job opportunities that guide and accompany the student, with an analysis of their profile, to achieve their professional goals and adjust their expectations and interests to the labor market.

The Careers Department also organizes events to promote employability such as the Online Employment Forum; the Bank of Opportunities with more than 6,000 job offers published per year; or the International Talent Program, aimed at students seeking international development and visibility in multinational companies, with workshops and interviews with headhunters from different parts of the world. EAE also participates in the employability programs of brands with great projection such as L'Oreal, Banco Sabadell, Leroy Merlin, Kyocera, Schneider Electric, IBM, among others, to which students have access.

Professional outings:

  • Chief Compliance officers (CCOs)
  • Chief Ethics
  • Data Privacy Officers
  • Legal department of a company
  • Compliance advice and consultancy
  • Auditor in the field of compliance.
  • Criminal counsel for companies

Some data of our Employment Report 2017:

  • 93% of students find work before six months after the end of the program
  • 34% increased their salary up to 30% one year after completing the master
  • 67% of students have achieved a job opportunity through some of the available routes through EAE Business School
  • 74% accept a new profession offer after graduation
Program taught in:
  • Spanish

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Last updated December 21, 2018
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