The Foundations of Forensic Accounting Microcredential is designed for individuals that are in, or are aspiring to be in, the field of forensic accounting. It consists of three courses: one aimed at teaching students to recognize, detect, and prevent fraudulent activity; one teaching the use of information technology; and the final class providing students the opportunity to examine real-life issues of fraud. Students successfully completing the requirements for the Microcredential in forensic accounting will have a solid education in forensics and will be prepared to work in public accounting firms, law offices, law enforcement, government agencies, or other business organizations.
Students are required to take 9 credits by completing all three of the following courses with a grade of B or higher. (Note: Those individuals with an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than accounting may undertake the credential upon completion of specified prerequisites prior to beginning the Microcredential program.)
- BU 7560 Fraud Examination 3 cr.
- BU 7555 Accounting Information Systems 3 cr.
- BU 7561 Case Studies in Forensic Accounting 3 cr.
Skills and Competencies to be Gained
Students who complete these courses at the required level will:
- Demonstrate a broad and in depth knowledge of forensic accounting principles, theories and practice. This knowledge should enable students to develop solutions to complex problems utilizing critical thinking and technical skills.
- Be prepared to become socially responsible business leaders able to uncover outcomes based on lapses in ethical judgement and achieve resolutions in a socially and professionally responsible manner.
- Be able to communicate findings from their analysis and investigation effectively, both in writing and orally.