Forensic Accounting

Certificate Requirements

Certificate Description

Stevenson University Online's Forensic Accounting Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program provides accounting students and professionals with the necessary skills in asset protection and financial reporting to prepare them for careers in both investigative accounting and fraud prevention. Courses in Stevenson University’s Forensic Accounting Certificate program are taught by practicing forensic accountants and focus on synthesizing accounting, auditing, computer, and investigative analyses into coherent, defensible conclusions. Coursework can be completed entirely online for this 18-credit hour program. Information on admissions requirements can be found at Post-Baccalaureate Certificates Admissions Requirements.

Certificate Outcomes

Upon completion of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Forensic Accounting, recipients will be able to:

  1. Examine financial statements for false and/or misleading statements.
  2. Assess fraud risk and adequacy of internal control structures.
  3. Evaluate financial evidence.
  4. Synthesize accounting, auditing, computer and investigative analyses into coherent, defensible conclusions.

Certificate Policies

The grade of "C" is the lowest acceptable grade, and only one can be awarded during the program. A student may repeat one course in a post-baccalaureate certificate one time. Once a student has repeated a course, the student will not be permitted to repeat any other courses. If a student repeats a course, only the latter grade is used in computing the grade point average. However, all courses taken become a part of the student's academic record. Further, a student may withdraw from each graduate course one time only. A minimum cumulative 3.00 grade point average on all graduate work attempted is required for completion of the certificate. Only one grade of "C" may be applied toward the GPA requirement. Certificate requirements must be completed within seven years after the first course applied to the degree was completed.

Required Courses

Students must complete the following 18 credits:

FSCOR 601Foundations of Justice

3 credits

FSINV 600Investigative Techniques/Interviewing

3 credits

FSAAC 624Fraud: Accounting

3 credits

FSAAC 640Business Valuation

3 credits

FSLAW 668White Collar Crimes

3 credits

FSAAC 626 OR FSAAC 628FSAAC 626 Investigation and Analysis: Auditing OR FSAAC 628 Investigation and Analysis: Tax

3 credtis

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