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Certificate in Forensic Accounting

Uncover an Exciting New Career Path

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This program is offered on Campus and Online.

Are you a current accounting student thinking about starting a career as a fraud examiner when you graduate? Or are you a seasoned accounting professional looking for some more exciting work?  Perhaps you’ve thought about applying your accounting knowledge to helping law enforcement fight fraud but you didn’t know how to break through?  If you answered yes to any of these then let the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business at Post University help you with a Certificate in Forensic Accounting. With a Certificate in Forensic Accounting, you will stand out among others when seeking employment as a fraud examiner in the public, private, or government sectors. The coursework can also help you to prepare for the CFE Exam necessary to become a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Accountant’s, CPA’s, CMA’s, and Accounting majors can enhance their career opportunities with a Certificate in Forensic Accounting. The Certificate combines 18 credits of accounting and criminal justice courses which build a foundational knowledge in financial fraud investigation. Students review and analyze real-world case studies related to fraud prevention, detection, deterrence, and investigation.

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to apply accounting methods and financial techniques necessary to uncover, solve and document financial crimes while following prescribed criminal investigation procedures.


Certificate in Forensic Accounting
Normal Time for Completion: 8 Months
This program is offered at the Main Campus and online.

Students pursuing a Certificate in Forensic Accounting learn and apply accounting methods and financial techniques necessary to uncover, solve and document financial crimes. In addition, students will review and analyze real-world case studies relating to fraud prevention, detection, deterrence and investigation. Students who complete this certificate program could go on to find employment as an auditor, tax examiner, or investigator in the private and government sectors. Students also will complete the coursework needed to take the Certified Fraud Examiner test and become a Certified Fraud Examiner.

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Certificate in Forensic Accounting Program Outcomes

1. Forensic Accounting – Students will demonstrate an understanding of, and apply principles relating to, the nature of fraud and forensic accounting.

4ACC315 Fraud Prevention and Examination3 crs
5ACC325 Forensic Accounting3 crs
6CRJ101 Introduction to Criminal Justice3 crs
7CRJ209 Criminal Law OR3 crs
8CRJ211 Criminal Investigation
9CRJ332 White Collar Crime3 crs

The University reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The University will notify students of any changes officially through the university website.

For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.

Get to the bottom of financial scandals while you work your way to the top of your career. Contact us to apply for our Certificate in Forensic Accounting and learn more about how Post University makes education personal with one-on-one academic advising and flexible class options to fit your needs.

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