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Forensic Accounting, B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
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Greensboro, NC, United States
The B.S. in Forensic Accounting and minor at Guilford College prepare students to detect complex fraudulent activity that may be missed in an audit of financial statements.
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Overview

Learn to hunt down complex fraudulent activities and prepare to serve as an expert witness when you study Forensic Accounting at Guilford College.

Learning outcomes

Forensic Accounting at Guilford College is a fast-growing segment of the accounting industry, involving litigation support and investigative accounting. A Forensic Accounting major provides students with the skills necessary to prevent and detect fraud. Students also learn to apply analytical techniques and computer digital techniques to detect fraud, provide expert interviewing skills of possible fraud perpetrators, learn to gather evidence legally and how to testify as an expert witness.

A forensic accountant finds evidence to support a fraud hypothesis, understands human behavior that might lead to fraud and displays excellent oral and written communication skills.

The degree program consists of eight major courses (32 credit hours) and four courses from a list including business law and environment and interpersonal communications, among others. The minor is four courses (16 credit hours). Forensic Accounting students are prepared to enter the workforce, and graduates are ready for the Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) exam.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Fraud Examinations
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Advanced Fraud Examinations
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Criminology and Legal Issues for Forensic Accountants
  • Computer Forensics
  • Advanced Forensic Investigations 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Transcripts: Official transcripts of all academic coursework to date, including certificates of completion, external examination results and/or diplomas, must be mailed to the Office of Admission. If your final year of education is still in progress, submit any and all documentation you have up to this time. Guilford College requires properly certified English translations of transcripts for review. Transcripts must be verified by World Education Services.
  • Certificate of Finances (COF): Please provide a complete and true COF using this form. We encourage you to first reference these COF form instructions.
  • Personal Essay: Please submit a personal essay that explains why you want to attend Guilford College. 
  • Visa Clearance Form: Complete and submit the Visa Clearance Form.
  • TOEFL or IELTS Score Report

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19700 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19700 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greensboro

  • 1001 - 1540 USD/month
    Living Costs

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