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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Master of Arts in Financial Integrity (MAFI)?
    A new degree program launched by Case Western Reserve University School of Law that begins in Fall 2016 and prepares students for anti-money laundering and financial crime programs for financial institutions, regulatory and other government agencies.
  • How will a Master of Arts in Financial Integrity advance my career?
    Unlike a JD or MBA, MAFI is a comprehensive program designed to educate students about financial crime and and goes beyond other training and certification programs. This professional degree will make you a standout among your peers.
  • What are the courses like?
    Descriptions for required courses and electives are available here.
  • Where are the courses held?
    The Fall 2016 cohort will hold classes in Cleveland, Ohio at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. The capstone will be held in Washington, DC. We are currently planning a Fall 2017 east coast cohort. For more information on location please call (216) 368-6619 or email MAFI@case.edu.
  • Is this available online?
    Some of the courses are available remotely through live streaming. Most instruction is face-to-face to ensure both in depth learning and professional networking.
  • What time are classes held?
    The classes are held one weekend a month from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
  • Why will my employer value the MAFI degree?
    There are five pillars to an effective BSA/AML program and pillar #3 is “a thorough and ongoing training program”. MAFI gives you qualifications that will help your organization meet the controls of AML/BSA compliance.
  • What kinds of jobs do MAFI graduates receive?
    Competing for the highest-level positions in anti-money laundering requires advanced degrees and demonstrated knowledge in the field. This program will provide you with the credentials, knowledge and experience needed for such roles as Chief Compliance Officer, AML Investigations Officer, Compliance Investigator, AML Vice President and many more. The MAFI graduate will be a comprehensively trained expert sought after by private and public sector alike.
  • Is financial assistance available?
    Yes! Outside of a limited number of merit scholarships offered by the Financial Integrity Institute, other types of aid may include federal and/or state loans, and financial assistance through the military and employers.
  • How long does it take to complete the degree?
    16 months
  • What are the admissions requirements?
    BA and professional experience in financial integrity or a related field.
  • Who do I contact for more information?
    use our contact form
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