Description of Program
Recent multi-billion-dollar corporate scandals have shaken the business world. The public and govermental reaction to these events has been enormous. It has triggered congressional action that resulted in legislation and auditing standards that require companies and their auditors to be more aggressive in detecting and preventing fraud. This, in turn, has elevated the importance of the accounting profession in protecting the integrity of the financial system in order to prevent and detect such scandls. Additionally, there is widespread growth in white-collar crime. Racketeering and terrorist groups rely on money-laundering schemes to finance and disguise their activities. The increased use of computer technology as a tool for conducting criminal activities, such as identity theft, present new challenges to forensic accountants. This environment has created many job opportunities in federal, state, and local governmental agencies and in both forprofit and nonprofit organizations for accountants and others with forensic and fraud investigation skills. Students may earn a certificate in Fraud and Forensic Accounting by completing a five-course*, stand-alone graduate credit certificate program curriculum and earning 15 graduate credits. This certificate program can be completed in 10 months. It prepares participants for a career in the field of forensic accounting by providing them with skills and tools to both prevent fraud from occurring and to discover fraud after it has occurred.
We need to add course descriptions for face to face and online course.
Can we add anything on the upcoming MS of Economic Fraud?