Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation Advanced Diploma Online

Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation Courses

Course offerings vary from year to year. Check Generate a Timetable for available course offerings.

FORE 300  (3)  Fraud and Commercial Crime

An overview of fraud and commercial crime for forensic accountants, investigators, and other professionals. Topics include commercial crime, business fraud prevention and detection, fraud psychology, vulnerability, characteristics and red flags of fraud, forensic investigation professionals, standards and ethical codes. (6:0:0 for 8 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation Advanced Diploma Program.

FORE 310  (3)  Accounting and Finance for Fraud Investigators

An overview of accounting and finance for forensic accountants, investigators, and other professionals. Topics include finance, business, internal controls and organizational systems for fraud investigators, red flags and financial statement analysis. (6:0:0 for 8 weeks)

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in ACCT 100 or equivalent, plus FORE 300 or equivalent.

FORE 350  (3)  Forensic Investigations and Asset Recovery

An exploration of the processes for forensic investigation and asset recovery. Topics include planning an investigation, the analysis cycle, computer assisted and internet investigations, interviewing, report writing and evidence preparation, strategies supporting legal action, asset tracing and recovery, and handling and processing forensic documents. (6:0:0 for 8 weeks)

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in FORE 300 and LAWW 348, or equivalent.

FORE 400  (3)  Compliance through Ethical Organizational Cultures

An examination of the complex issues associated with compliance. Topics include organizational culture and ethics, the relationship of culture to organizational ethics violations and fraud, characteristics of environments conducive to ethical and unethical climates, and the international landscape of compliance. (6:0:0 for 8 weeks)

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in FORE 300 or equivalent.

FORE 410  (3)  Forensic Accounting and Data Analysis

An in-depth look at investigative accounting and data analysis. Topics include expert independence, rules of documentary evidence, financial interviewing, report writing, forensic accounting strategies, and the ACFI code of ethics and professional standards. (6:0:0 for 8 weeks)

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in FORE 310 and FORE 350, or equivalent.

FORE 490  (6)  Forensic Investigation - An Integrated Case

The Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation capstone course. Students complete a forensic consultation practice set including a letter of engagement, investigation, preparation for expert witness court testimony, and, through creating an organizational culture of compliance, recommendations to the client on fraud prevention. (7:0:0 for 14 weeks)

Prerequisite: FORE 300, FORE 310, FORE 350, FORE 400, FORE 410 and LAWW 348.

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