MAFI in Saudi Arabia

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Case Western Reserve University School of Law (USA) in cooperation with Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS) is offering its Master of Arts in Financial Integrity (MAFI) program at NAUSS in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  The two-year program is designed for exceptional students interested in implementing anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism, and counter-proliferation financing policies.  Each cohort of students begins and finishes the master’s degree program together.

Leaders of CWRU School of Law and NAUSS sign an agreement paving the way for offering the MAFI program at NAUSS.

Increased scrutiny of anti-money laundering policies and practices by international organizations such as the Financial Action Task Force, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank, as well as by domestic compliance authorities such as the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) has resulted in a vast increase in demand for skilled anti-money laundering professionals by both private and public sectors.  This program was created in light of this need.

Case Western Reserve University, located in Cleveland, Ohio, was created in 1967 by the federation of the Case Institute of Technology (founded in 1881) and Western Reserve University (founded in 1826). Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS) was established in 1978 as part of an Arab resolution to form the first Arab university specialized in graduate studies, research and training in all areas of security in its most comprehensive sense. NAUSS receives full support, both material and non-material, from the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The University is also fortunate to be directed and supervised by HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif, Minister of Interior, the Chairman of the Supreme Council of NAUSS and Their Royal Highnesses and Their Excellences ​ the Arab Interior Ministers. ​NAUSS tackles the Arab world's most pressing security challenges by building capacity through extensive training programs, focused graduate studies, and research.

MAFI courses are taught by leading academics and practitioners from international organizations and domestic authorities around the world who are recognized leaders in the fields of anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism financing and sanction compliance protocols.

The first cohort of NAUSS MAFI students started in September of 2019 and graduated in May 2021. The current cohort will graduate in May 2024. This program is currently not accepting applications   

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