Learning to detect and prevent fraud
The forensic accounting certificate is a 12-hour program consisting of advanced accounting courses specific to issues of fraud detection, prevention and litigation support.
To receive your certificate in forensic accounting, you must take the following courses:
Certificate in Forensic Accounting
The Forensic Accounting Certificate program provides a 9 hour graduate-level experience in the forensic accounting field. The program involves in depth study of forensic accounting and information technology topics, including fraud examination, litigation support, financial expert witnessing, business valuation, investigative data mining and others. Contact the Director of the School of Accountancy or the MAcc Program Director for additional information.
Candidates for the certificate program must be admitted to the University as a graduate student. The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in accounting and meet minimum admission criteria for the Master of Accountancy program. All course work must be approved by the MAcc Program Director.
Required courses (9 hrs)
|Course Code||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|ACC 754||Forensic Accounting: Litigation Support and Expert Witnessing||3 hrs|
|Select two of the following:|
|ACC 741||Advanced Accounting and Management Information Systems||3 hrs|
|ACC 750||Advanced Auditing||3 hrs|
|ACC 752||Fraud Examination||3 hrs|
|ACC 751||Computer Forensics and IT Auditing||3 hrs|
|ACC 790||Current Topics in Corporate and International Accounting||3 hrs|
|ACC 794||Internship (Forensic Accounting related)||3 hrs|
|ACC 796||Independent Study (Forensic Accounting related)||3 hrs|
A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to earn this certificate.