The Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting is designed to help students master a range of techniques for identifying, collecting, and examining evidence of accounting fraud and abuse.
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News surrounding corporate corruption has had a significant impact on businesses, particularly the accounting industry. In response, the government has enacted sweeping accounting and business laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley 2002 legislation. Many professional organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) have made the prevention, detection, and prosecution of fraud and accounting abuse a priority.
This graduate certificate in forensic accounting is designed to help students apply techniques in identifying, collecting, and examining evidence, including how to identify financial statement misrepresentation, transaction reconstruction, and tax evasion. Consisting of four required courses, the program also addresses related issues such as investigative accounting and litigation support.
Designed to enhance working professionals' skills in identifying and addressing financial fraud and accounting abuse
Online format provides ease and flexibility for working professionals to balance their coursework and offers new forms of interaction and collaboration with faculty and fellow students
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Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting General Requirements
Courses should be taken in the following sequence:
ACC 6210 - Forensic Accounting Principles
ACC 6220 - Dissecting Financial Statements
ACC 6230 - Investigative Accounting and Fraud Examination
ACC 6240 - Litigation Support
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