Minor in Financial Forensic Investigations
This minor will prepare accounting students for possible careers in forensic accounting, forensic examinations, and fraud investigations. The minor will most likely appeal to students in CPA Accounting Concentration of the Business Administration degree as they can use it to earn the additional credit hours needed to fulfill the 150 credit hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam.
Because of increases of fraud, graduates with a foundational knowledge of how to deter and detect fraud will are in high demand. The minor explores the field of fraud investigations and provides the background students need to sit for the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam and the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) exam.
Upon completion of the Financial Forensic Investigations Minor, students will be able to:
- Develop strategies to deter and detect fraud
- Create a plan to investigate alleged fraud
- Evaluate the internal controls of a firm
- Apply criminal and civil law to fraud cases
- Sit for the CFE and CFF exams
Course Requirements (21 cr)
- CJUS-P 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice*
- CJUS-P 320 Criminal Investigation
- CJUS-P 376 Procedural Criminal Law
- CJUS-P 457 Seminar in White Collar Crime
- BUS-A 318 Fraud Examination I**
- BUS-A 350 Principles of Forensic Accounting**
- BUS-A 465 Financial Investigations
*CJUS-P 100 can also be used to fulfill one of the Social-Behavioral Competency course requirements
** Requires BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting as a prerequisite.