Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting

Campus Locations Online
Also available 100% Online Yes
Other Format(s)
Credits Required for Graduation 16
Entry Terms Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter
Meets International Visa Requirements No

Overview

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.

Please note: Effective August 1, 2011, courses from this certificate may not be applied toward the Master of Science in Leadership.


Curriculum

Please note: Students who started this program prior to Fall 2015 should follow the curriculum reflected on their DegreeWorks audits via the self-service tab of their myNEU portal.  Please consult your advisor with any questions.

Required Courses

Courses should be taken in the sequence below:

ACC 6210 Forensic Accounting Principles 4 q.h.
ACC 6220 Dissecting Financial Statements 4 q.h.
ACC 6230 Investigative Accounting and Fraud Examination 4 q.h.
ACC 6240 Litigation Support 4 q.h.

 

Required minimum credit hours: 16 q.h.

 

Please note: Effective August 1, 2011, courses from this certificate may not be applied towards the Master of Science in Leadership.


Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
  • Professional resume: Current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
  • Official undergraduate degree documentation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines

For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Graduate Admissions.

All requirements must be received prior to review.


Tuition

Estimated total tuition for this program is $10,336.00.

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of quarter hours. Most courses are 3-6 quarter hours. See Graduate Tuition Rates for details.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2016-17 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.

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