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An online Master of Science in Forensic Accounting will give you the skills to:

  • Analyze key areas critical to effective forensic accounting functions, including the risk environment 
  • Manage accounting responsibility in the control environment
  • Perform fraud audits and prevent and detect fraud
  • Navigate state boards of accountancy for specific CPA exam requirements.
  • Apply key forensic accounting concepts

AT-A-GLANCE

Winter Classes Start:

January 6

Courses to Complete:

12

Cost Per Course:

$1,680

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ONLINE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN FORENSIC ACCOUNTING COURSES

COURSES IN CONCENTRATION

  • ACC 571 - FORENSIC ACCOUNTING

    Get a framework for understanding forensic accounting. Study various foundation areas of importance to the forensic accountant, the basic forensic accounting tools and practice areas relevant to forensic accounting.

  • ACC 574 - EMERGING AUDITING TECHNOLOGIES

    Focus on the independent auditor’s assurances for financial statements and other documents in the context of auditing organizations and their business strategies. Compare traditional independent auditing procedures to those found in the emerging new audit process and risk models.

  • ACC 578 - FRAUD PREVENTION AND DETECTION

    Evaluate the fraud risk environment, key roles related to fraud prevention and strategies for fraud prevention and detection.

COURSES IN MAJOR

  • ACC 557 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

    Get a framework for financial accounting concepts and practices used internally and externally in businesses. Topics include the accounting cycle, financial reporting, financial statements analysis, ratio calculation and interpretation, and management decision making based on financial results.

  • ACC 560 - Managerial Accounting

    Prerequisite: ACC 557

    Covers the creation, use, and interpretation of internal accounting data and information. Emphasizes the managerial functions of cost control and reporting, budgeting, profit planning, and projections used in decision-making.

  • ACC 562 - ADVANCED AUDITING

    Analyze current auditing issues in depth, including professional standards and ethics, internal control gathering and documentation of evidences, and statistical sampling. Focus on detailed analysis of audit programs and EDP, as well as concepts concerning the financial condition and operation of commercial enterprises.

  • ACC 564 - ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    Get an introduction to systems analysis and how information systems concepts apply to the accounting process and accounting models, both manual and automated.

  • ACC 599 - GRADUATE ACCOUNTING CAPSTONE

    Apply knowledge related to financial and managerial accounting, forensic accounting and auditing concepts. Use critical thinking and decision-making skills in real-world business cases involving complex accounting decision through analysis, synthesis, prescription and application of accounting concepts. A grade of ‘B’ or higher is required.

  • ECO 550 - Managerial Economics and Globalization

    This course demonstrates how the U.S. and global economies function and how they impact your digital business. Topics covered include the power of markets, economic incentives, productivity and human capital, financial markets, government and political influence, the Federal Reserve, trade, and globalization. It will also get into the impact of technical advances such AI, robotics, automation and their related implications for the unscaled economy of the future.

  • FIN 534 - Financial Management: From Wall Street To Board Room

    Understanding financial concepts from board room basics to Wall Street wisdom is crucial at your digital startup. This course will provide an overview of key financial principles, statements and reports. Topics covered include financial concepts and analysis, the stock market, mergers and acquisitions, and financial statement development and evaluation as well ast FinTech topics such as blockchain, AI and cryptocurrency.

  • LEG 500 - Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance

    Understand how to apply ethics and evaluate the legal environment when making business decisions in the Digital Age. This course reviews approaches to enhance corporate accountability, foster an ethical work environment, ensure legal compliance and provide effective leadership at a digital startup. Learners will analyze the impact of management decisions, corporate governance and the leader's individual conduct on a digital business's ability to protect its business and meet its obligations to stakeholders.

  • LEG 565 - COMMERCIAL LAW

    Analyze the legal environment in which business must operate. Examine key provisions of the major federal laws related to labor, consumer protection, property rights, securities, bankruptcy and environmental protection. Review the various forms of business and the topic of corporate governance. Examine contracts and the UCC, product liabilities, torts and issues associated with intellectual property. Discuss legal issues associated with international business.

  • MAT 540 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS

    Apply quantitative methods to systems management (Decision Theory), and/or methods of decision making with respect to sampling, organizing and analyzing empirical data.

SOLVING PROBLEMS AND PROTECTING THE BOTTOM LINE

Theft. Fraud. Embezzlement. Hidden funds. Suspicious bookkeeping. Forensic accounting is a cat-and-mouse game between you and the numbers. You untangle a story using the clues that only a trained professional can find in the rows and columns of a spreadsheet.

Your master’s in accounting with a concentration in forensic accounting from Strayer University provides you with the background you need to complete cutting-edge audits and evaluate the most complex risk models.

We train you to detect and prevent fraud. You will learn to recognize the risk environment that allows the embezzler to sock away company funds and execute the detection process when management realizes something’s going terribly wrong.

A master’s in accounting with a concentration in forensic accounting allows you to help businesses that are caught in the worst position— compromised trust, disappearing assets, and no clear answer why.

Your education, your attention to detail, and your understanding of how fraud is committed, covered, discovered, and prosecuted allows you to be the resolution and relief to an anxious business owner or executive.

That’s a heavy responsibility. We’ll make sure you are ready.

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