Government and industry operate in a complex world of rules. Your skills in navigating the latest regulations and related compliance can help you map a strong career opportunity.

The Master of Laws (LLM) in Compliance & Enterprise Risk Management is a post-JD master's degree program tailored for attorneys seeking to develop or sharpen a special expertise in transactional law and compliance. You'll learn the practical skills for advising corporate clients on best practices across a wide range of industries. Should you choose to focus in compliance, through our accredited program you will be eligible to receive a Certificate in Compliance, enabling you to sit for compliance industry examinations.

Our commitment to you

Upon graduation with an LLM in Compliance & Enterprise Risk Management, you will possess the following knowledge, skills, and professional values:


You will be able to describe the various laws and regulations that impact the highly regulated business world across a variety of industries.


    You will be able to:
  • Analyze ways in which governmental, institutional, and professional policies directly and indirectly influence various business sectors and can give rise to ethical or compliance violations;
  • Integrate laws and regulations to operational policies and procedures to yield best practice and affirm ethical business conduct;
  • Demonstrate ability to draft and negotiate transactional documents for clients across industries;
  • Be prepared to successfully pass the Compliance Certification Board Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) certification exam (for students enrolled in the compliance certificate);
  • Communicate effectively in a professional and credible manner; and
  • Serve as a compliance professional across a number of industries.

Professional Values

You will be able to anticipate clients' needs and assist in developing tools and procedures for engaging clients across a variety of heavily regulated business sectors, advocating for changes necessary to advance social justice and equity across a variety of industries.

By the numbers








Coursework offers in-depth training in compliance, including courses in business planning, securities regulation, corporate compliance, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. You can complete the program online in two years as a part-time student. The program begins three times each year in the fall, spring, and summer.

Required Courses

  • Corporate Compliance
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • LLM Thesis Project, Term 1
  • LLM Thesis Project, Term 2

Sample Elective Courses

  • Advanced Investigations
  • Compliance Seminar Series
  • Compliance Training Methods
  • Conducting Internal Investigations
  • Contract Drafting
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Drafting Policies and Procedures
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • European Union Privacy Law
  • Financial Institution Regulation
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Global Compliance
  • Governance and Business Ethics
  • International Business Law
  • Leadership and Management Seminar Series
  • Leadership and Strategy
  • Privacy and Security of Corporate Information
  • Privacy Breach Incident Management and Reporting
  • Privacy Program Management
  • Racial Justice Seminar Series
  • Securities Regulation for Lawyers

Education Immersion Weekends

The Online Programs team typically holds Education Immersion Weekends (EIWs) twice a year. EIWs offer programming to reinforce learning objectives, provide a venue for networking, and foster communication among students, alumni, and faculty. EIWs are usually held at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Based on current guidance surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended the requirement to attend Education Immersion Weekends. At this time, EIWs remain recommended but optional. For more information, please email LawOnlineAdvising@luc.edu.

Degree Requirements

To earn your degree, you must complete 24 credits, including completion of a master's thesis. You are encouraged to attend two Education Immersion Weekends at Loyola's Chicago campus. Visit our Registrar for a complete list of degree requirements, academic calendars, and registration process. You may access full course descriptions through our student information system through guest access.

Tuition and Fees

The School of Law and Loyola's Office of Student Financial Assistance are committed to helping students secure the necessary financial resources to make their legal education at Loyola affordable.


To apply for the LLM in Compliance & Enterprise Risk Management program, you must possess a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university and a primary degree in law. You must demonstrate a professional connection to the subject area through two years of professional experience.

  • August 1: Fall Term Application Deadline
  • December 1: Spring Term Application Deadline
  • April 1: Summer Term Application Deadline


Do I need a JD degree and need to be a member of the Bar?

LLM applicants must possess a primary law degree. For U.S. lawyers, this is a JD degree. For international lawyers, the degree may vary per country. If you have earned a JD degree from a non-ABA accredited institution in the United States, you must also be a licensed attorney.

What can I expect from the online course experience?

The LLM program is comprised of attorneys with varying backgrounds in business. Students join the program at various points in their career and each student brings a unique background to the program.

Courses are taught by full-time faculty members at Loyola as well as leading practitioners, each experts in their fields. Each course is organized to teach key substantive areas and practical skills. All courses are offered online through Loyola’s learning management system and consist of reading assignments, recorded lectures, quizzes or exams, bulletin board assignments, writing assignments, and live classes. Course materials are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Please review this short video for an overview of the online course platform and experience.

Will I have access to Career Services?

Yes, you will have access to a full range of career resources provide by Loyola’s outstanding Office of Career Services.

Can I transfer credits from other schools?

Due to the unique nature of our online degrees, transfer credits are generally not accepted. Applicants or students seeking exceptions to this rule should request consideration of transfer credit in the application process.

To learn more about state and international authorization of programs, please refer to our State and International Authorization page. To learn more about the accreditation of Loyola University Chicago and its schools, as well as information about professional licensure, visit our Accreditation page.