Forensic and Investigative Accounting Concentration
The demand for professionals who have a specialized qualification in fraud and forensic accounting has grown significantly; various studies indicate that the demand for well-trained fraud and forensic accountants will likely continue to grow. According to the industry trade publication Accounting Today, nearly 40 percent of the top 100 accounting firms in the U.S. are now expanding their forensics-related services.
The MBA concentration in Forensic Accounting offers graduate students a rigorous academic experience that provides the knowledge and skill to begin a career in financial fraud investigation and prepares them with expertise in the area of forensic accounting examinations. This concentration is ideal for accounting and security professionals looking to balance the broad business knowledge of the MBA with specialized knowledge in forensic accounting.
The forensic and investigative accounting MBA concentration will not only prepare students for the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification, but will also assist students to complete the needed hours for the CPA. The Forensic and Investigative Accounting concentration gives our students another option in the field, compared with our Financial Fraud Examination and Management concentration. Forensic accountants commonly work with law enforcement agencies to examine financial records for evidence of fraud; however, their specialized skill set helps them to find employment with a variety of agencies in the public and private sectors.
Prepare for the CPA exam
- Courses are taught by faculty who are experts in their field, including Certified Public Accountants (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE), and licensed attorneys.
- Graduates of this program are employed at accounting firms, private industry and governmental agencies such as the Chicago Police Department, FBI, CIA and U.S. Postal Service, and other agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.
- Designed as an evening program for working professionals, it is available full-time or part-time.
- Hybrid and online options: All the classes are available online or you can combine online classes with on-campus classes
- The Graham School of Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, also known as AACSB.
- Designed to meet the requirements of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, this program is created to assist students obtain the additional 30 hours of education requirement necessary to sit for the CPA exam.
For graduate students who do not have prior undergraduate business course experience, the foundation modules are required to give a basic understanding of business essentials. For more information, please review the foundation modules in the SXU Academic Catalog.
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