Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Business Administration



First Advisor

Ronald Moy


Terrorist and Criminal Activities pose a major threat to the international

financial system and society. To fund these criminal organizations, they typically acquire their funds from terrible crimes and corruption. These organizations then introduce their funds into the international financial system to continue to fund their organizations. In this research I examine the trends in which terrorist organizations use to exploit the international financial system, and what Governments and financial institutions are doing to stop these organizations from manipulating the system. I will compare the number of crimes committed and see how effective the laws and security

have been and construct further ideas to better safeguard the international financial system and society. I strongly believe ending crimes such as drug and human trafficking will mark a major blow to these criminal organizations and in turn cause less attacks to the international financial system.