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Graduate Program Certificate:
Forensic Accounting

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

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Forensic Accountant
Median Salary

Required Courses

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.

Prerequisite: 53:010:502

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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BLDP Shadowing Days Application

After being notified of a match, students are responsible for providing personal information to the matched executive (e.g., current resume and cover letter with information on career ambitions). The information on this application is for internal use only, for us to match you as well as possible with and executive from among our alumni database.

BLDP Application

The Fall 2021 Application is now open! 

Priority will be given to applications received by Friday, April 2, 2021. Applications are accepted until all seats are filled. Space is limited, so apply early!

The seminar application process is our gateway for entry into the program. Upon acceptance into BLDP, students will be emailed their acceptance letter plus a special permission number allowing registration for the BLDP seminar.

Requirements

Seminar applications are solicited each semester and require the following:

  1. Completed application form (at the bottom of this page),
  2. Personal essay
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation (one academic; one other)

Rutgers-Camden students are invited to apply to apply for enrollment in the BLDP seminar. All applicants are expected to meet both of the following selection criteria:  (1) have sophomore standing or above and (2) have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. First-semester transfer students will be evaluated based on their GPA earned at Rutgers. Students who fail to meet these admission criteria may still be allowed to apply for (and possibly enroll in) the BLDP seminar, but they will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

The director balances evaluations to make final decisions on people accepted for the seminar (up to a maximum of 15-20 each semester).

Students who are admitted to the BDLP are required to adopt the BLDP Code of Conduct. A signed contract is required from each student.

Students may count activities toward “leadership units” that were initiated prior to taking a seminar, as long as those activities occured primarily during their enrollment in their academic program.

Application for Admission to BLDP Seminar

Applications for the BLDP Seminar will be ongoing until class is filled.

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  • Contact Information

  • Academic Information

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  • Transfer students only.
  • Employment Information

  • List relevant employment history

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  • School Leadership Information

  • Provide evidence of leadership initiative while enrolled in school by listing all school-based organizations and activities in which you have held a leadership role while a student.

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  • Community Leadership Information

  • Provide a list of community or volunteer activities in which you engaged in a leadership role.

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  • Essay

  • Please write a short essay between 150 to 350 words, in which you discuss the reasons why your application should be considered for the Business Leader Development Program, including what you hope to gain from the program and what you can contribute.

  • Additional Submission Instructions

  • For your application to be complete, this form and TWO REFERENCE LETTERS must be on file in the Student Experience Center. Ideally, you should receive one letter from an academic source (e.g., a former or current instructor), and one from a business source (e.g., a former employer - even if for a part-time or volunteer position). Your letter writers should be mail them directly to: Dan Rosenthal, Student Experience Officer, Rutgers University, School of Business, 227 Penn Street, Camden, NJ 08102 or email the letters to daniel.rosenthal@rutgers.edu.

    Please only submit one application. If you experience any technical problems or need to submit the application again, please contact ldrshp@camden.rutgers.edu.

    Thank you.

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