Course Syllabus: Global Anti-Corruption and Bribery

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Course Description

In today's world, bribery and corruption unfairly help to accelerate the growth of individual businesses.   Even though it is illegal, many corporations stand to benefit from corrupt practices that give their companies an advantage in national and global markets.  However, the widespread and long-term effects of corruption and bribery on business, nations, and the world are anything but positive.

This course was designed to teach business owners and individuals the laws that regulate bribery and corruption both at home and abroad.   Students can use this course as a starting point to educate themselves on the regulations in different countries and to make sure that their company is compliant.   This course is also for the student who is interested in learning more about anti-corruption and bribery laws, as well as how bribery and corruption effect organized crime and terrorism. 

Students will learn about:

·    Regulations and laws regarding bribery and corruption in the United States and the UK.

·    Regulations and laws regarding bribery and corruption in different regions of the world

·    The definition of anti-corruption compliance programs

·    How anti-corruption compliance programs prevent bribery and protect companies from liability

·    The different controls that can help prevent corruption and bribery

·    The elements of an anti-corruption compliance program

·    How to conduct a corruption risk assessment and audit

·    Industry considerations for corruption and bribery

·    The ties between corruption, organized crime, and terrorism

·    And more

This course is broken down into fifteen lessons to make learning organized and easy.   A lesson exercise follows each lesson.   These exercises are designed to quiz students on the material presented.   Lesson exercises are graded and must be completed in order to successfully pass this course. 

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics

Lesson 1: Introduction to Global Anti-Corruption and Bribery

Lesson 2: The Evolution of Organized Crime and Its Connection to Terrorism

Lesson 3: Anti-Corruption and Bribery Laws in the United States

Lesson 4: Anti-Corruption and Bribery in the UK

Lesson 5: An Introduction to Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs

Lesson 6: Elements of an Effective Anti-Corruption Compliance Program

Lesson 7: Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policies and Procedures

Lesson 8: Conducting a Risk Assessment

Lesson 9: Monitoring

Lesson 10: Investigating Allegations and Acts of Corruption or Bribery

Lesson 11: Anti-Bribery and Corruption Laws in the Asia Pacific Region

Lesson 12: Anti-Bribery and Corruption Laws in the Middle East and Africa

Lesson 13: Anti-Bribery and Corruption Laws in Latin America

Lesson 14: Anti-Bribery and Corruption Laws in Europe

Lesson 15: Industry Considerations for Corruption and Bribery

Course Materials

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Grading Policy

Several lessons will be accompanied by a brief quiz. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what Global Anti-Corruption and Bribery is.
  • Describe the evolution of organized crime and its connection to terrorism.
  • Describe anti-corruption and bribery laws in the United States and UK.
  • Know anti-corruption compliance programs.
  • Describe elements of an effective anti-corruption compliance program.
  • Identify anti-corruption and bribery policies and procedures.
  • Describe processes for conducting and monitoring a risk assessment.
  • Describe processes for investigating allegations and acts of corruption or bribery.
  • Anti-Bribery and Corruption Laws in other countries, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Assessment Guide

Lesson 1 Quiz10
Lesson 2 Quiz10
Lesson 3 Quiz10
Lesson 4 Quiz9
Lesson 5 Quiz10
Lesson 6 Quiz10
Lesson 7 Quiz10
Lesson 8 Quiz10
Lesson 9 Quiz10
Lesson 10 Quiz10
Lesson 11 Quiz10
Lesson 12 Quiz10
Lesson 13 Quiz10
Lesson 14 Quiz10
Final Exam80
Lesson 15 Quiz10
Total Points:229
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