Banking Compliance Concentration

FIU Law’s Juris Master with a concentration in Banking Compliance is designed for the working professional and taught by industry leaders, regulators, and faculty whom are all experts in their respective fields.

Graduates also earn CPAML certification from the Florida International Bankers Association (“FIBA”), through completion of the program’s rigorous AML/BSA course of study. The CPAML is a credential tailor-made for a management or supervisory position in senior compliance, risk, and consulting. Graduates earning the CPAML credential can maintain their certification in active status by participating in 10 hours of continuing AML education annually.  Continuing AML education credits may be obtained through a variety of programs, such as the FIBA Anti Money Laundering Conference, FIBA webinars, select FIBA events, other approved AML training programs, or through in-house AML training at the graduate’s banking institution.

Banking Compliance Concentration Application


Core Curriculum (18 credits)*:

  • Introduction to American Law (3 credits)
  • Legal Analysis and Writing (4 credits)
  • Contracts and Business Law 4 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Criminal Law and Tort Law (4 credits)
  • Introduction to Regulatory Compliance (3 credits)

Concentration Curriculum (12 credits)*:

  • Banking and Finance Regulation
  • Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/ Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
  • Consumer & Commercial Lending Compliance
  • Consumer Financial Services

*Course offerings as of April 2018; subject to change

Fall 2019 JM Banking Law Compliance

Semester 1*Semester 2*Semester 3*
Introduction to American Law for non-lawyersConsumer & Commercial Lending for non-lawyersConsumer Financial Services for non-lawyers
Banking and Finance Regulation for non-lawyersBank Secrecy Act/ Anti-Money Laundering for non-lawyersIntroduction to Regulatory Compliance for non-lawyers
Fundamentals of Contracts and Business Law for non-lawyersTorts and Criminal Law for non-lawyersLegal Analysis and Writing for non-lawyers

*All classes are designed for non-lawyers. Class names, and schedule are subject to change.

The innovative curriculum has been developed in consultation with legal experts, banking compliance experts, government regulators, banking executives, and leading banking associations.

The tuition for the one-year program is $24,726.30*. Financial Aid is available.

*Plus university fees. A customary incremental increase in fees can be expected for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The BSA/AML Course will include a Florida International Bankers Association certification included with the course.