St. Thomas School of Law Compliance Brochure

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Every business exists by virtue of the trust of its customers and employees. Without strong ethics, companies not only lose customer loyalty, they lose potential employees who prioritize ethical standards above the size of their paychecks. Meanwhile, ethical lapses and compliance missteps have had a significant financial impact on companies like Wells Fargo and Volkswagen. Without strong, ethical cultures and the processes, procedures and systems to back them up, businesses leave themselves vulnerable to potential fines, increased scrutiny from regulators and damage to their reputations that can last for years. It’s not surprising, then, that the call for professional leadership in ethics and compliance is growing. It’s a crucial field for highly regulated industries such as banking, investments and health care, and you’d be hard pressed to find an entity in any industry today that doesn’t recognize its importance.

Be a strong voice in creating the organization of the future.

PROGRAMOPTIONS The University of St. Thomas graduate pro- grams in Organizational Ethics and Compliance are offered in partnership between its ABA- accredited School of Law andAACSB-accredited Opus College of Business. You’ll gain the leader- ship skills to persuade and influence — talents that are well-honed in the St. Thomas law and business environments. And you’ll learn to build consensus, collaborate and solve problems within diverse organizational structures. No matter where you start, we have a path for you. M.S.L. The Master of Studies in Law (30 credits) is for those who hold an undergraduate degree and seek a graduate degree specifically tailored to a career in ethics and compliance. Online M.S.L . The online Master of Studies in Law (30 credits) allows those who hold an undergraduate degree to earn a specialized graduate degree from anywhere in the country. This program operates in a cohort model with the entire curriculum preselected. LL.M. The Master of Laws (24 credits) is for those who already hold a U.S. law degree and seek an LL.M. degree specifically tailored to a career in ethics and compliance.

Online LL.M . The ultimate in flexibility, the online Master of Laws (24 credits) allows those who already hold a U.S. law degree to earn a specialized LL.M. from St. Thomas from anywhere in the country. This program operates in a cohort model with the entire curriculum preselected. J.D./LL.M. Dual Degree The Juris Doctor (88 credits) and LL.M. in Organizational Ethics and Compliance (24 credits) dual degree is for those who want to earn two law degrees in a shortened time frame. J.D. Compliance Concentration The J.D. with a compliance concentration (88 credits, 12 of which must be in ethics and compliance) is for those pursuing a J.D. who want to note a compliance concentration on their transcript and resume. Certified Securities Compliance Professional (CSCP) The Organizational Ethics and Compliance program offers a certification course in conjunction with the National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP). The certification obtained at the completion of the final exam distinguishes individuals with intermediate to advanced proficiency and a commitment to advancing securities compliance practices.

4.6% compliance profession growth rate through 2022 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics $ 82K- $ 238K average total compensation for compliance professionals by title/level 2019 Cross Industry Chief Compliance Officer and Staff Salary Surveys, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics With a St. Thomas degree, you’ll be sought out for abilities that are in demand, and you’ll be well- compensated. In fact, in a recent survey of our M.S.L. graduates, a majority reported they were newly hired or promoted, with a pay raise, due to earning their master’s degree in Organizational Ethics and Compliance from St. Thomas. CAREERS As a professional in the growing field of ethics and compliance, you’ll have a meaningful career helping companies maintain their integrity, while working to prevent, detect and respond to ethics and compliance issues.

Skills and Expertise Whether you are new to the field of ethics and compliance or a seasoned practitioner, St. Thomas’ program will help you take the next step in your career. Our program will provide you the knowledge you need to confidently present complex concepts and factual patterns to all levels of your organization. You will also develop the soft skills necessary to persuade

and influence your business partners. • Legal and regulatory compliance • Ethics and culture • Internal investigations • Risk management and control

Job Titles You can work almost anywhere in ethics and compliance − companies large and small, and departments ranging from legal and human resources to business, accounting or perhaps a separate compliance division. Common job titles include: • Compliance officer

• Ethics officer • Risk manager • Regulatory compliance manager • Compliance specialist

During the program I participated in an externship course with Land O’Lakes which led to a full-time

position with the company. And in my current position with MTS Systems, I know that having this degree was instrumental again with me being hired. - Ryan Habeger ‘17 M.S.L.

ADVISORY BOARD The Organizational Ethics and Compliance program at St. Thomas was thoughtfully planned with input from leading experts in the field. The university tapped its vast network of corporate partners across multiple disciplines to establish an advisory board of leaders in the ethics and compliance field from all over the United States. The advisory board meets regularly to ensure the program remains relevant to meet the needs of corporations both big and small. HEALTH CARE Daniel R. Roach, chief compliance officer, Optum360 Tobi Tanzer, vice president for integrity and compliance, chief compliance officer and privacy officer, HealthPartners Michele M. Duncan, chief international compliance officer; senior vice president, compliance operations, UnitedHealth Group Shannon Hendricks, chief compliance officer, Delta Dental of Minnesota MEDICAL DEVICE Thomas J. Schumacher, vice president, chief ethics and compliance officer, Medtronic, plc INSURANCE Michael Brennan, head of legal, annuities and insurance, AIG Steve Koslow, chief compliance officer, Allianz Life

HOSPITALITY – AIRLINE Dawn Kimmich, assistant general counsel and director of compliance, Delta Air Lines MANUFACTURING Michael Duran, vice president and chief compliance officer, 3M Ash Mishra, senior assistant general counsel, ethics and compliance, international legal, Polaris Joanne Mullen, chief compliance officer and associate general counsel, Ecolab AGRIBUSINESS Jeffrey Johnson, director and senior lawyer, global ethics and compliance, Cargill Sheilah Stewart, vice president and deputy general counsel, Land O’Lakes Jack Lenzi, vice president for compliance and integrity, CHS CONSUMER PRODUCT GOODS Chris Collin, senior ethics and compliance manager, General Mills PRIVATE PRACTICE – LEGAL Peggy Kubicz Hall, partner, Greene Espel (retired) FINANCIAL SERVICES Jim Fiebelkorn, vice president, GCO compliance and global anti-money laundering officer, Ameriprise Financial Justin D. Windschitl, senior vice president, total compensation director and chief risk officer, U.S. Bank Pamela K. Ziermann, senior vice president for compliance, Dougherty Financial (retired) HIGHER EDUCATION Robert L. Foehl, faculty, Ohio University College of Business ENERGY Laura Lonsdale, director of corporate compliance and business conduct, Xcel Energy Michael J. Wietecki, general counsel and vice president for business operations, Powin Energy TECHNOLOGY Ann Scovil, vice president for internal audit, GoDaddy

ST. THOMAS Where Values Matter Most

The University of St. Thomas is at the forefront of graduate education in organizational ethics and compliance. St. Thomas has a long history of shaping business ethics through its Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions and the Center for Ethics in Practice, which are known nationwide for their research and programming on ethics and professionalism. A degree in organizational ethics and compliance positions graduates to step into the profession with a deep understanding of the reasons behind the broad movement to incorporate ethics and compliance, while providing practical skills at a high level. Campus

The University of St. Thomas Minneapolis campus is located in the heart of downtown, connected by eight miles of indoor skyway to Fortune 500 companies, law firms, businesses and restaurants – a prime location for networking with industry professionals. ADMISSIONS Learn more about program admission deadlines and requirements, find our application and learn about

tuition and financial aid online.

“Companies need to rely on their values and culture as their moral and ethical guideposts now more than ever. The vectors for strategic decision-making have shifted. Ethics and compliance professionals can navigate these challenges by identifying the elements that inform risk-based decision-making and helping leaders make decisions that enhance corporate reputations long term.” – Ash Mishra, senior assistant general counsel, ethics and compliance, international legal for Polaris and member of St. Thomas Law’s Compliance Advisory Board


Admissions (651) 962-4895 Program Director Colleen Dorsey (651) 962-4864

On-campus and online appointments Meet admissions professionals, current students, our program director and administrators in person or virtually to learn more about the application process, career services, faculty, student life, areas of study and more.


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