Online Graduate Programs

Financial Compliance and Risk Management Degree


in Flexibility



Master’s Program


TOP 20

Most Innovative Law School

(PreLaw Magazine)


New York Hosts the Financial Center in the World

(The Global Financial Centres Index for 2017)


U.S. GDP Is in Financial Services

(Bureau of Economic Analysis)

Albany Law School is located in the capital of New York, which hosts one of the largest financial centers in the world. Our Financial Compliance and Risk Management program leverages this location to provide the highest quality of instruction that is designed to advance the career of working professionals. The cost of financial compliance for financial institutions is expected to double over the next five years. Our program is designed to equip financial services professionals with the tools to fill this growing need in the financial services sector.

Master’s Degree (100% online)

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Complete in a little over a year
  • Dual degree options available

LL.M. Degree (100% online)

  • J.D. or LL.B. required
  • Complete in one year
  • Dual degree options available

Certificate Program (100% online)

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Complete in as little as 3 months

At Albany Law the faculty support you and find time for you. You’re not just a number and this is what drew me here: The school size, the location, and the ability to do work online and still have interactions and relationships with the faculty.

- Justan Foster, MSLS student

    Financial Compliance and Risk Management courses (each course is offered every year!)

    The Master’s degree requires 30 credits, the LL.M. 24 credits, and the Certificate program 9 credits. To earn a concentration at least 18 credits must be completed from courses within the concentration. The Master’s and LL.M. require a Thesis course and the Master’s requires Introduction to Law and Legal Methods. That leaves room for either completing additional courses within the concentration or taking some electives. The programs are built for flexibility

    • Technology & Financial Markets:  FinTech & Big Data (3 credits)
    • Market Structure & Investment Products, Vehicles (3 credits)
    • Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Technology & Financial Markets (3 credits)
    • The Compliance Officer: Risk Management and Compliance Obligations (3 credits)
    • Financial Crimes (3 credits)
    • Securities Fraud, Financial Crimes, and Internal Investigations (3 credits)
    • Introduction to Financial Institutions, Products, Professionals & Associated Regulatory Structure (1 credit)
    • Introduction to Broker-Dealer Regulation (1 credit)
    • Introduction to Investment Adviser Regulation (1 credit)
    • Introduction to Bank Regulation (1 credit)
    • Introduction to the Insurance Regulation (1 credit)
    • Compliance in the Retail Customer Relationship (1 credit)

    Sample of Elective courses (email graduateadmissions@albanylaw.edu for more information)