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Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 days
, MA,
Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies (SMREA) examines the distinctive strategic and managerial challenges that surround government agencies’ regulatory and enforcement functions, focusing on issues of social regulation (the control of risks to society) rather than economic regulation (the control of markets).
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This course explores the operations and management of regulatory and enforcement agencies rather than the reform of law.

  • What does it mean to adopt a risk-based approach to regulatory policy?
  • What is the full range of tools available to regulatory policymakers to identify and control risks?
  • What are the difficulties of performance measurement in the regulatory domain?
  • How can policymakers develop effective collaborative partnerships with diverse stakeholder groups?

The course will examine some of the current prescriptions for reform (such as customer service orientation and process improvement) in light of the unique task that regulatory agencies face.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 days
  • Languages
    • English
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  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Topics to be explored include:

  • What are the appropriate applications and limitations of applying the customer service model to regulatory agencies?
  • Can agency performance be measured in terms of effects or impacts?
  • What role should enforcement outputs and compliance rates play in performance reporting?
  • How can agencies leverage innovative compliance-oriented tools without being perceived as going “soft” on violators?
  • How can partnerships be structured to avoid compromising the enforcement deterrent?
  • What constraints should be imposed on the use of self-audit privileges, amnesties, and immunity from inspection of prosecution?
  • Given imperfect information, how can agencies learn to assess risks and set priorities among competing risks?
  • How should agencies understand and manage the relationships among preventive, proactive, and reactive work?



English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

  • Schedule a TOEFL® test
  • Schedule an IELTS test

Academic Requirements

  • Admission to this program is competitive and is based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. There is no formal educational requirement, but fluency in written and spoken English is a necessity for the program.
  • Early application is encouraged. Qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, and the program often fills to capacity. Because of the interactive nature of this program, the number of participants is limited. Applications received after the deadline will be considered only if space remains in the class.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    8500 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 USD per module and a duration of 5 days.
  • National

    8500 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 USD per module and a duration of 5 days.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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