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MBA in Fraud Examination and Management

Get an MBA in Fraud Examination and Management

An MBA in Fraud Examination and Management helps you fulfill your leadership and career advancement goals in the financial crime audit industry. Our MBA program in Fraud Examination and Management teaches you how to lead your organization to effectively audit financial crimes, provide forensic accounting tools, an prevent fraud schemes including information technology cybercrimes, fraudulent financial reporting, misappropriation of financial assets among other financial crimes. We combine our deep ethical foundations as Chicago's first Catholic university with our highly-qualified professors' business knowledge and practice insights to support your career advancement and personal growth. Our AACSB-accreditation is widely recognized and evidences the high quality of the SXU MBA in the Fraud Examination Management program.



In-Person and Online


1 year to 20 months (depending upon schedule)


30 Credit Hours

important Dates

Start Dates
Fall I - Monday August 26, 2024
Fall II - Monday October 21, 2024
Spring I - Monday January 13, 2025
Spring II - Monday March 17, 2025



Tuition Per Credit Hour: $750
Credit Hours to Complete: 30
Approximate Cost: $22,500

Why COnsider an MBA in Fraud Examination and Management?

Fraud examination and management is a highly practical and rewarding course of study involving the process of resolving allegations of fraud from inception to disposition. Students are taught relevant, real-world knowledge and skills on how to detect, identify, and investigate different types of fraud as well as to construct an environment in which fraud is minimized.

An MBA in Fraud Examination and Management can lead to a rewarding career. Everyday across the world, thousands of organizations (businesses, not-for-profits, and governmental agencies) are victimized by fraud and millions of individuals are victims of crimes such identity theft. Who commits these bad acts? Why? And, how? In our courses we are going to help you answer the questions: who commits fraud, why and how. And at Saint Xavier University we will also help you develop skills for catching them and minimizing their impact.

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About the Program

Financial crime and cyber breaches are on the rise and companies are hiring professionals with specialized knowledge to combat these issues. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, more than 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies employ Certified Fraud Examiners. Saint Xavier University's Graham School of Management is a leader in educating professionals to fight fraud, financial crime, and cyber-crime, offering a comprehensive suite of cutting-edge courses to help career-oriented students become highly specialized in these growing fields.

Students in the Fraud Examination and Management program at Saint Xavier University are taught the core skills required to identify, detect, and prevent fraud schemes, including fraudulent financial reporting, misappropriation of assets, and corruption. Students also learn to develop a fraud response plan as well as effective methodology on how to properly plan and conduct a fraud investigation, building and presenting a case, and supporting it through litigation support and expert testimony techniques.

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  • The Fraud Examination and Management program is an educational partner with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
  • 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.
  • Designed to meet the requirements of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, this program is created to assist students in obtaining the education necessary for the CFE exam. This degree program covers the following four major sections of the professional certification offered through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners:
    • Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes
    • Law
    • Investigation
    • Fraud Prevention and Deterrence

Goal #1 (Communication Skills): Graduates apply effective communication using business knowledge.

  • 1.1 Ability to leverage appropriate technology(ies) to communicate business findings or solutions in a written or oral format.
  • 1.2 Ability to demonstrate an awareness of interpersonal differences and collaborate with others.

Goal #2 (Analytical Problem Solving): Graduates demonstrate the ability to analyze complex situations, utilizing appropriate quantitative methods and technology.

  • 2.1 Ability to perform analysis related to complex business problems using quantitative methods and appropriate technological tools.
  • 2.2 Ability to apply business knowledge to real-world scenarios to create solutions to business problems.

Goal #3 Graduates understand ethical principles and social responsibility.

  • 3.1: Ability to understand ethical principles and frameworks, and apply them in a business context to propose ethical solutions.
  • 3.2: Evaluate the societal impact of organizational activities on environmental and social sustainability.

Why should prospective students choose SXU for their degree?

  • The courses, developed by top forensic accounting academics and financial fraud industry professionals with managerial experience, deliver in-demand fraud examination knowledge and skills.
  • Small class sizes allow for close interaction with your professors and student colleagues.
  • You will develop the habit of life-long learning, and be ready to be a skilled investigative manager in the financial fraud examination industry
  • Saint Xavier University's core values of service, integrity, and excellence, critically important in industry, support your development as an asset to your employer and community.

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