Master of Arts in Financial Integrity

Law student from Case Western Reserve University School of Law

The Master of Arts in Financial Integrity (MAFI) program at Case Western Reserve University School of Law provides students with a unique, comprehensive and practical education in all aspects of preventing illicit international financial flows.  Among other topics, students study anti-money laundering (AML), combating the financing of terrorism and targeted sanctions law, policy, compliance and risk management.

The field of financial integrity is diverse, encompassing international standards and domestic rules for combatting money laundering, terrorist financing, weapons proliferation, drug trafficking, human trafficking and other nefarious conduct that can be funded through the misuse of financial systems.  

Our students graduate ready to work in the field of financial integrity across all sectors, including international organizations, government, law enforcement, banking, business and consulting. 

A unique program for working professionals

MAFI is structured as a weekend program designed for working professionals, with classes meeting Thursday through Sunday approximately once a month. Students in this program will earn the MAFI degree in four semesters.

Stay tuned for information about upcoming MAFI cohorts. Tuition for this program is currently $2,000 per credit. Scholarships are available.

Each cohort of students begins and finishes the degree program together. Because you and your cohort experience the entire program as a group, you will have the opportunity to develop deep and lasting professional associations.

MAFI Leadership

Director,  Richard Gordon
Associate Director, Michael Benza
Program Director, MAFI in Cleveland, Ohio (2021-22) - Cathy Lesser Mansfield
Program Director, MAFI in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Alek El Kamhawy
Senior Program Manager, Patty Harbold
Program Assistant, Deitrhia (Dee Dee) Finch

Industry-leading Faculty

MAFI courses are team-taught by full-time Case Western Reserve University faculty and a corps of senior experts in the AML field. 

As a student in the MAFI program, you will interact in-person with these leading practitioners and academics, including current and former executives from the International Monetary Fund, the Financial Action Task Force, the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the World Bank, FinCEN, NATO, the FBI, the Office of Foreign Asset Control, multinational corporations, consulting firms and major banks and financial institutions. 

See a list of individuals who have taught in the MAFI program or supervised Capstones.

Comprehensive curriculum

Our master’s program gives you an in-depth, 360-degree understanding of the many critical anti-money laundering and financial integrity areas. You will study U.S. administrative law, criminal law, banking law, compliance and risk management, international monetary flows and a host of other topics necessary to a comprehensive understanding of financial integrity. 

View our MAFI course offerings.

Admissions Requirements

Students entering the MAFI program should have a bachelor’s degree and a demonstrated interest in studying financial integrity, anti-money laundering or a related field. 

In exceptional circumstances, individuals without a bachelor’s degree but with extensive professional experience in the AML field may be admitted to the program.

Ready to apply? You’ll need a resume, personal statement and more.

See our application instructions.

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"This program exceeded my expectations. The courses were extremely informative, interactive and were taught by the foremost industry leaders."

Kelly Cooper, '18, VP of a global bank on Wall Street

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"This program, in particular, made a huge difference to me and to my career."

Alexander Russell, '18, VP of a global bank on Wall Street