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Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility

Ethics & Compliance Certificate


Organizational leaders face the constant challenge of making ethical choices in difficult times. In two content-rich days, this certificate in Corporate Ethics & Compliance will deliver insights into how organizations are responding—and should respond—to today’s ethical challenges. You’ll strengthen your professional credentials and give yourself an immediate edge as you prepare for higher levels of responsibility. The program is a collaboration within Southern Methodist University among the Cox School of Business, the Robert B. Rowling Center for Business Law & Leadership at the Dedman School of Law, and the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility.

"With dynamic presentations, challenging dialogue, and an interactive case discussion, this outstanding certificate program helps you build your knowledge and skills related to legal, compliance, internal audit, and corporate security, in order to implement, maintain, and improve your compliance program," says Eric F. Hinton, Director of the Rowling Center for Business Law & Leadership.


The 2019 Certificate Program took place on February 27th and 28th. It was attended by over 45 professionals from organizations across the country and included presentations by professors, general counsels, compliance officers, and consultants. Featured speakers include Ron Kirk, former Mayor of Dallas and Senior of Counsel at Gibson Dunn, and Cynthia Wales, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for the Dallas Mavericks. 


The 2022 Certificate Program will take place on February 23rd and 24th. For more information about this program, please contact the Director of the Robert B. Rowling Center Eric Hinton at 214-768-2501 or