In this module, the role of data, models and technology is discussed. The starting point is that these have a dual role: on the one hand, they provide tools to better understand the organisation and, on the other, they are themselves subject to compliance and integrity risks. Normal business operations generate a wealth of data. Students gain insight into the relevant legal, organisational, technological and ethical aspects of this data. The use of data is bound by laws and regulations. A sound technological and organisational infrastructure is also required to handle this data in an appropriate manner. Finally, this data must always be seen in its proper context, taking into account the organisational culture and set standards.
Models help organisations to make decisions and automate processes. These models therefore have a significant impact on the way the organisation relates to its stakeholders. Students gain insight into the fundamentals of model building and control with an emphasis on integrity principles. In addition, they will discuss how models help to structurally identify compliance and integrity risks, such as in the Financial Economic Crime thematic lecture.
At the end of this module and looking back over the entire programme, there is a Skills Class on Board Dynamics in which the knowledge gained is used in a simulated conversation with directors/board members.
What are the benefits of following this module 'Compliance: Quantitative Integrity Management'?
- You learn to approach compliance and integrity issues in a multidisciplinary manner.
- You are able to identify compliance and integrity risks using data analysis and modern technological control measures.
- You are able to facilitate a data-driven critical discussion about the bottlenecks in culture and behaviour with regard to compliance and integrity and to define possibilities for intervention.
- You are able to determine the acceptability of the models and tuning of tooling proposed within the organisation, in accordance with laws and regulations, as well as the values and norms of the organisation.
- You are able to apply the above in your own work environment, and to other companies and sectors, in a national and international context.
- You are able to apply the above in a scientific research setting by writing essays.
This module is offered in Dutch. Please visit the Dutch website to see the whole programme.