Curriculum & Course Descriptions

The course offerings include Criminology and Legal Issues, Fraud Data Analysis, Fraud Investigation, and the capstone – Advanced Fraud Investigation. Each course earns three (3) hours of college credit. A brief description of each course in the program is provided below:

MGMT 51500  FRAUD INVESTIGATION*

Types of fraud, documents, sources of evidence, and analysis of internal and external fraud schemes with an emphasis on the skills needed to identify and investigate fraud.

MGMT 51800  CRIMINOLOGY AND LEGAL ISSUES

Sociological and psychological theories of criminal behavior, rules of evidence, laws, the rights of the accused under investigation, interrogation and interviewing methods, report writing, and ethics as these topics relate to forensic accounting.

MGMT 51700 FRAUD DATA ANALYSIS

Computer-aided analysis techniques for detecting and investigating fraud cases, issues related to the collective use of digital evidence and the collection of data from electronic devices.

 MGMT 51900  ADVANCED FRAUD INVESTIGATION

Completion of a major fraud case investigation with an emphasis on forensic and litigation support aspects, including presentations in a mock court setting.

 

MGMT 60000  FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING**

Use of accounting and financial information by non-accounting executives in business decisions. Basic concepts underlying the preparation of financial and cost information will be examined. With this knowledge, students will be better qualified to interpret and analyze accounting information as presented in financial statements.

*Required for enrollment in the remaining three courses.

**Course only required for students with non-accounting backgrounds.