• Application Deadline
  • 8 months
    Duration
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Overview

Are you a current accounting student thinking about starting a career as a fraud examiner when you graduate? Or are you a seasoned accounting professional looking for some more exciting work?  Perhaps you’ve thought about applying your accounting knowledge to helping law enforcement fight fraud but you didn’t know how to break through?  If you answered yes to any of these then let the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business at Post University help you with a Certificate in Forensic Accounting .

Program Highlights

Accountant’s, CPA’s, CMA’s, and Accounting majors can enhance their career opportunities with a Certificate in Forensic Accounting. The Certificate combines 18 credits of accounting and criminal justice courses which build a foundational knowledge in financial fraud investigation. Students review and analyze real-world case studies related to fraud prevention, detection, deterrence, and investigation.

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to apply accounting methods and financial techniques necessary to uncover, solve and document financial crimes while following prescribed criminal investigation procedures.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 8 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    18 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Fraud Prevention and Examination
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law 
  •  White Collar Crime

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    75

    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

    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.

General Requirements

  • Possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate or state-specific equivalent diploma.
  • Possess a Home Study certificate or transcript from a Home Study program that is equivalent to high school level and recognized by the applicant’s home state, and they must be beyond the age of compulsory attendance in that state.
Applicants must attest to high school graduation or equivalent. Acceptable forms of attestation may include proof of graduation included on the FAFSA, or any document deemed acceptable by the US Department of Education.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    570 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 570 USD per credit and a duration of 8 months.
  • National

    570 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 570 USD per credit and a duration of 8 months.
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Living costs for Waterbury

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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