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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

    Apply relevant economic theory to develop a framework of analysis and techniques that you can use to decide how to allocate a firm’s scarce resources to achieve its objectives. Use economic analysis to support business strategy decisions that promote competitiveness in an environment of changing domestic and international market conditions, government regulations, trade policies and resource availability. Systematically analyze how global economic integration affects the production, input sourcing and pricing decisions of firms operating in different market structures.

  • FIN 534 - Financial Management

    Understand financial concepts and review the basic tools and strategies for making financial decisions. Measure and compare risks across investment opportunities. Analyze how organizations choose the set of securities they issue to raise capital from investors as well as how organizations form a capital structure. Examine how the choice of capital structure affects the value of the firm.

  • LEG 500 - Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance

    Examine and evaluate the legal environment and ethical challenges of management and organizations. Review approaches to enhance corporate accountability, foster an ethical work environment, ensure legal compliance and provide effective leadership. Analyze the impact of management decisions, corporate governance and the leaders individual conduct on a business ability to meet its obligations to stakeholders. Evaluate alternative courses of action from an economic, legal and ethical perspective to ensure management meets corporate responsibilities to create wealth, obey the law and observe society's ethical standards. Examine the key elements of effective corporate governance, the predominate schools of ethical thought in relation to strategic management and the ethical consideration for global operations.

  • 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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