Foundations of Forensic Accounting Microcredential

Degree Type
Micro Credentials

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.

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