SUNY Old Westbury to Offer Master of Science in Forensic Accounting beginning in Fall 2018

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The State University of New York at Old Westbury School of Business will offer in Fall 2018 the first graduate program in Forensic Accounting available on New York’s Long Island.  The SUNY Old Westbury Master of Science in Forensic Accounting is a 30-credit program for students seeking a career in this fast-growing arena as a forensic accountant or fraud examiner. 

“We are very excited at being able to expand for Long Island our high-quality stable of graduate business programs,” said President Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III.  “An Old Westbury education in accounting has for decades prepared our graduates to excel when they sit for the state’s certified public accountancy exam.  Now, by combining our existing undergraduate and graduate programs with our new program in forensic accounting, we are offering among the most comprehensive services in the preparation for the CPAs of tomorrow.”

Offered over a three-semester arc in one calendar year, the program enables students to meet the 150-credit hour requirement to qualify for CPA licensure in New York State. In addition, the program serves as a strong foundation for those seeking Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification. In pursuit of the M.S. degree, students are required to obtain access to the CFE Manual whose content is integrated into courses across the curriculum, ensuring the program provides a comprehensive overview of materials covered in the CFE exam.

“Recent studies show that organizations globally lose an average five percent of annual revenues to instances of occupational fraud and abuse,” said Raj Devasagayam, Ph.D., dean of the SUNY Old Westbury School of Business.  “Through this degree program, we will prepare professionals with the skills and preparation to identify fraud when it occurs, and to inform decision-making processes and develop procedures to protect against it.”

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A member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the SUNY Old Westbury School of Business has been preparing students for careers in accounting, finance, management, marketing and more for nearly 40 years. Through the instruction and research of its faculty, the School pursues its mission of empowering students with the knowledge, skills, and values to think critically, communicate effectively, and act responsibly. Serving 750 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the School of Business offers rigorous academic training in a small class atmosphere.