Forensic Accounting, Graduate Certificate

News surrounding corporate corruption has had a significant impact on businesses, particularly the accounting industry. In response, the government has enacted sweeping accounting and business laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley 2002 legislation. Additionally, many professional organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), have made the prevention, detection, and prosecution of fraud and accounting abuse a priority.

This four-course graduate certificate in forensic accounting is designed to help students apply techniques in identifying, collecting, and examining evidence, including how to identify financial statement misrepresentation, transaction reconstruction, and tax evasion.

Note: Courses from this certificate may not be applied toward the Master of Science in Leadership.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required Courses

Courses should be taken in the following sequence:

ACC 6210Forensic Accounting Principles4
ACC 6220Dissecting Financial Statements4
ACC 6230Investigative Accounting and Fraud Examination4
ACC 6240Litigation Support4

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

16 total quarter hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required