Economic Crime Career Outlook
A Growing Need for Qualified Economic Crime Investigators
The need for economic crime investigators in both the public and private sectors of employment is growing. According to the 2012 Report to the Nations published by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the cost for occupational fraud both financially and to an organizationís reputation can be acutely damaging1. The report also states that targeted fraud awareness training for employees and managers is a critical component of a well-rounded program for preventing and detecting fraud.
Organizations are actively looking for qualified people to perform investigations and help prevent fraud from occurring. Employment opportunities exist across a wide variety of fields, including banking and financial institutions, insurance companies, health care, manufacturing firms, the service sector, computer and software companies, transportation and utility services, the wholesale and retail trade, and law enforcement, as well as private consulting and auditing firms.
The program offers two concentrations:
- :: Fraud Prevention and Detection
- :: Financial Investigation
Positions available to you with the Financial Investigation concentration may include:
- :: Asset Forfeiture financial specialist
- :: Internal fraud auditor
- :: Forensic accountant
- :: Health care investigator
- :: Bank examiner and investigator
- :: Tax crime investigator
- :: Securities fraud analyst
If you choose the Fraud Prevention and Detection concentration, you may find opportunities as the following:
- :: Anti-money laundering analyst/investigator/compliance specialist
- :: Credit/debit card fraud investigator
- :: Fraud detection analyst
- :: Insurance claims investigator
- :: Internal fraud investigator/auditor
- :: Fraud prevention/risk analyst
Whatever your chosen path, your new financial investigation skills will make you a valuable asset to any organization.
For more information about the Online Bachelor of Science in Economic Crime Investigation, Request More Information or call (866) 295-3106 to speak with a Program Manager.
1 "2012 Report to the Nations," http://www.acfe.com/rttn-conclusions.aspx