Graduate Program Certificate:
Take an in-depth look at the investigative skills accountants use to uncover fraud and other litigation support.
This specialization provides the core knowledge of and exposure to issues related to accounting fraud and helps students better understand and develop the necessary skills to effectively participate in a world of business that is increasingly aware of and protective against criminal activities. Application of tools and procedures to detect and correct accounting fraud is a major part of this certificate.
Courses, such as Commercial Business Law, Financial Statement Analysis, and Accounting Information Systems, offer practical insight into security analysis, substantial data analytics, fraud detection, and much more. Investigating data manipulation and performing computer forensics are increasingly in demand and companies are seeking accountants in this area.
Forensic accounting professionals can be employed in a wide a variety of settings, including in public and private companies, law firms, government agencies, and more.
Career in Forensic Accounting
This course covers theory of the attest function and advanced practical applications with attention to methods and procedures for evidence gathering, evaluation, and reporting. Philosophy, statistical sampling, EDP auditing, fraud examination, professional ethics, and audit research cases are emphasized.
This course introduces the field of forensic accounting and the role it plays in both preventing fraud from occurring and discovering fraud after it has occurred. Forensic accounting is relevant to many opportunities in the field of accounting and fraud detection in the private sector, public accounting, and government. Topics include complex financial investigations, compliance and financial audits, money laundering, net worth analysis, the psychology of white collar crime, financial statement fraud, and more.
Add two of five approved electives from the curriculum list.
Alternative courses can be considered in certain circumstances. Permission of the Program Director or Associate Dean for Graduate Programs is required. Contact your graduate academic advisor for more information.
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