Fraud and Forensic Accounting Certificate Online

Prevent, deter and detect economic crime with the accounting and auditing techniques you will learn in our Fraud and Forensic Accounting Certificate online program.

Apply by: 5/8/23
Start classes: 5/22/23
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Program Overview

Find out more about our fascinating Fraud and Forensic Accounting Certificate online

Total Tuition: $14,775
Program Duration: As few as 11 months
Credit Hours: 15

Prepare for a career in the exciting world of forensic accounting with the capabilities, tools and insights you will gain in the Fraud and Forensic Accounting Certificate online program. Trace funds, identify and recover assets, root out corruption and prevent embezzlement with the specialized investigative tools and techniques conveyed in this graduate certificate program.

This certificate will prepare you for a career in the field of forensic accounting by offering skills and tools to both prevent fraud from occurring and uncover fraud after it has occurred. Nonprofit agencies, law enforcement offices, large corporations and small businesses all have need for employees with strong investigative skills and a love of numbers to prevent, investigate, remediate and deter embezzlement, identity theft, corruption and other financial crimes. Add to your accounting skillset with this fast, flexible and convenient program designed for working adults. Coursework can also be applied toward a master’s degree.

In this online Fraud and Forensic Accounting Certificate program, you will:

  • Gain a basic comprehension of fraud, prevention and detection
  • Learn interview principles and techniques
  • Evaluate and support accounting and auditing concepts related to the causation of corporate economic crime
  • Devise plans and processes to prevent and deter economic crime
  • Gain a basic comprehension of fraud, prevention and detection
  • Learn interview principles and techniques
  • Evaluate and support accounting and auditing concepts related to the causation of corporate economic crime
  • Devise plans and processes to prevent and deter economic crime

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Total Tuition: $14,775
Program Duration: As few as 11 months
Credit Hours: 15
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Tuition

We make it simple to cover the cost of this career-relevant accounting certificate

Our Fraud and Forensic Accounting Certificate online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All program and course fees are included in the total tuition cost.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition: $14,775
Per Credit Hour: $985

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition: $14,775
Per Credit Hour: $985

Calendar

Make note of this program’s start dates and payment deadlines

La Salle University online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date: 5/8/23
Next Class Start Date: 5/22/23
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Summer 15/22/235/8/235/12/235/17/235/18/237/16/238 weeks
Fall 18/28/238/14/238/18/238/23/238/24/2310/22/238 weeks
Fall 210/23/2310/9/2310/13/2310/18/2310/19/2312/17/238 weeks

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date: 5/8/23
Next Class Start Date: 5/22/23

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Admissions

Apply for admission to this Fraud and Forensic Accounting Certificate simply and quickly

Applications for the Fraud and Forensic Accounting Certificate are evaluated on a holistic basis. The Admissions Committee takes into account interest, aptitude and potential for achievement in graduate studies. The requirements include:

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • No GMAT required

Prior to evaluation by the Admissions Committee, applicants must submit the following:

  • Transcript(s) from the college/university where you earned your bachelor’s degree and, if applicable, master’s degree. You will be notified if you need to submit additional transcripts for advising purposes.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • No GMAT/GRE required
  • A current professional resume
  • Provide a personal statement (about 500 words in length) explaining why you are interested in this program, your qualifications and how this program will assist with your professional goals

Documentation can be sent via email to [email protected]. If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

La Salle University
Office of Adult Enrollment
Box 112
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141

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Courses

Discover the concepts you will explore in this Fraud and Forensic Accounting program

For the Fraud and Forensic Accounting Certificate online, the curriculum is comprised of a maximum of five courses (15 credit hours)—depending on prior academic and professional experience.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course provides an overview of the legal systems and expertise required for fraud risk professionals. The course enables participants to deepen their knowledge of the U.S. legal system by acquiring a broader understanding of processes and procedures that focus on fraud investigation, prosecution, and civil remedies. The course covers knowledge of law enforcement agencies, federal rules and regulations and evidence management, and expert testimony.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Financial statement fraud involves intentional misstatements or omissions of financial statement amounts or disclosures to deceive users of the statements. This topic, commonly known as “cooking the books,” will introduce students to management's motives and pressures to achieve desired financial results as opposed to true economic financial results. This course will enable students to both understand and detect the creative accounting methods management employs to “cook the books,” along with related fraud prevention strategies.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Occupational fraud and abuse is described as the use of one’s occupation for personal enrichment through the deliberate misuse or misapplication of one’s employing organization’s resources or assets. Through the use of real-life case examples, this course will focus on the types of persons most likely to perpetrate occupational fraud, the conditions under which fraud might be committed, and the specific schemes used to defraud organizations of amounts ranging from hundreds to millions of dollars.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Computers have made organizations easier to run. All accounting information, inventory records, customer data, and intellectual property that an organization possesses is contained somewhere in an electronic file. As such, these electronic files are vulnerable to attacks from both employees and outsiders from around the world. This course will provide the student with an understanding of how computer fraud and manipulation is accomplished and what security measures should be instituted to prevent it.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The opportunity to commit and conceal fraud exists only when there are assets susceptible to misappropriation and a lack of internal controls to prevent or detect fraud. This course will focus on the high-risk fraud environments wherein assets are more vulnerable to misappropriation and fraud because of either a lack of, or non-functioning of, internal controls. The study of various fraud investigative methods and the process for communicating an expert report will be an essential part of this course.

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