Bachelor of Science in Financial Forensics
Effective February 19, 2012, this program is no longer available for future enrollments
(Program delivered via Virtual Campus)
As a result of recent financial scandals, reported increases in fraud in the workplace, and heightened concerns over money laundering and terrorist financing, legislative mandates have increased the demand for professionals who can detect and deter fraud within organizations. Each of the Big 4 Accounting firms is recruiting graduates with knowledge of forensic accounting. There is also a need for financial investigators at the SEC, FBI, and in private industry in response to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other legislation. Landmark money laundering cases involving well known financial institutions are dominating the news, leading to congressional probes, stiffer examinations from regulatory committees, penalties and federal prosecutors applying criminal laws. Financial institutions are moving increasingly toward comprehensive compliance systems, in which oversight for Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering (BSA/AML) programs is centralized, providing greater control. Anti-money laundering (AML) is a growing industry, with an ever-increasing demand for experienced professionals.
The Bachelor of Science in Financial Forensics (BSFF) degree for the Online platform is designed for students who wish to combine a solid foundation in Finance and Accounting with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the field of financial investigations. Students will take classes that give them a solid foundation in financial regulations and statutes, finance and accounting concepts, and criminal investigations. Specialized concentration courses that focus on the investigation of money laundering, terrorist financing, and forensic accounting will give the students the skills critical to participating in financial investigations.
- Apply the knowledge and skills of finance, accounting, management, mathematics, criminal justice and the liberal arts to identify, resolve, and communicate relevant financial forensics
- Prepare, comprehend and interpret the required financial statements according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
- Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the importance of the moral standards embodied in professional codes of ethics for financial investigators
- Identify, formulate, and communicate the relevant financial investigation issues in post 911 era
- Demonstrate professional written and verbal communication skills
- Resolve complex problems independently and ethically
- Demonstrate knowledge of the psychological and sociological dimensions of human behavior and crime
- Demonstrate proficiency in the area of financial forensics
- Examine and integrate the emerging trends in fraud investigation
- Develop a plan for the detection and prevention of financial fraud
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Courses: General Education
ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Director of Education, Dean or Chair.
Total Credit Hours: 180