Master in Global Corporate Compliance

IE University
Program overview
11 months
Part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
March 2024

New York City
March 2024

March 2025

New York City
March 2025

About this program

Master in Global Corporate Compliance

In every industry around the world, compliance is crucial for operating a successful business. Keeping pace with governance standards and regulations is paramount to avoiding fines, delays and building a trustworthy brand. Whether you’re starting to reshape the compliance culture in your organization or launching a new career path, this master should be your next step. Offered in a part-time format, the program takes a global, inclusive approach to helping professionals from all backgrounds develop a sophisticated understanding of business ethics, compliance strategies and the international legal framework.

Admission requirements

Freshmen Students

English Proficiency Requirements

All our programs are taught fully in English therefore all candidates will have their English communication skills assessed during the admissions process.

The possession of language certificates is not mandatory, particularly if candidates have spent the last 2 years in an English speaking country or studied in an Anglophone educational system (such as American High School, IB in English or A-levels).

Language Test guidelines:

  • TOEFL: minimum 90, 100 points recommended
  • IELTS: minimum 7 points
  • Cambridge: CAE (with marks A, B and in some cases C with a strong oral conversation) or CPE
  • Duolingo English Test: minimum 115 points, 120 or higher recommended

Transfer Students

English Proficiency Requirements

All of our programs are taught in English so that you’re set to excel in the professional world. For that reason, we test every candidate’s English communication skills during the admissions process.

It isn’t mandatory to possess a language certificate, especially if you have spent the last two years in an English-speaking country, or if you’ve studied in an Anglophone educational system. That includes attending an American high school, or completing an English International Baccalaureate or A-levels.

Language test guidelines:

  • TOEFL: minimum 90, 100 points recommended
  • IELTS: minimum 7 points required
  • Cambridge: CAE (with marks A, B and in some cases C with a strong level of oral conversation) or CPE

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Module 1. International Legal Framework
  • Module 2. Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Module 3. Compliance as a Corporate Defense
  • Module 4. Key Compliance Areas
  • Module 5. Compliance Industries
  • Module 6. MBA Module
  • Module 7. Soft Skills & Experiences
  • Module 8. Law and Technology

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

The master prioritizes hands-on learning, so you’ll gain the practical experience and skills of a compliance professional before you enter the field. Using an advanced learning methodology comprising live seminars, real-world simulations and immersive classes, you’ll develop the interpersonal competencies, digital skills and legal acumen vital to success in the compliance profession.


The tuition fees for this program are 34,200€ per year


Throughout the program, students will learn how to respond to complex regulatory challenges emerging in the global marketplace across a wide range of industries and jurisdictions. From building a new international legal strategy or compliance culture to fighting money laundering and cybercrime, students will undertake a unique learning journey with a practical, case study approach. Participants leave the program equipped with the knowledge and skill set to implement a compliance-based ethics program in any organization, as well as the ability to assure the reputation and assets of top companies around the world.

The program also includes an MBA Module which provides students with a broad knowledge of business management and strategy fundamentals, allowing them to earn a Certificate of Business Administration from IE Business School.

About this institute

IE University

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Why study at IE University

IE University is more than just an education, it’s a life-changing experience. With cutting-edge resources and innovation at our core, our programs guarantee that you gain the tools necessary to be a leader of tomorrow. Step into the IE Community—a world of like-minded colleagues, experienced faculty and an extensive global network—and step out as a well-rounded professional with a worldwide network, ready to tackle today’s challenges and predict tomorrow’s trends.

With our unique methodologies and over 45 master’s programs on offer, you’ll be able to find a program that best suits your needs. What’s more, you can personalize your studies to adhere to your schedule and professional goals. Don’t put your education on hold: the future is now.

Contact info

IE University

Calle de María de Molina, 11-13-15
28006 Madrid

Phone no: +3491 568 96 00


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