Online Bachelor of Science in Economic Crime Investigation—Concentration in Financial Investigation
Examining records for evidence of financial fraud takes more than just knowledge of accounting. Successful investigators also have persistence, concentration, in-depth knowledge of accounting, interview and interrogation skills, and an understanding of suspicious financial patterns. As a financial investigator, you will need to blend a variety of skills to discover, comprehend, document, and prepare evidence of fraud.
The Financial Investigation concentration of Utica's online Bachelor of Science in Economic Crime Investigation program offers intensive coursework in accounting, including forensic accounting and auditing for fraud. You will learn to analyze data, trace illicit funds, conduct due diligence, and evaluate the extent of damage to an organization as a result of financial fraud. Additionally, coursework in corporate finance provides an overview of typical financial operations to train you to spot and flag suspicious activity.
In a report based on a survey conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), it was estimated that organizations around the world lose about 5 percent of revenues to fraud every year, translating to a total cost of $2.9 trillion1. At all times, but especially during the current economic crisis, businesses want to reduce that amount as much as they can, leading to a demand for financial investigators who can analyze records to spot potential evidence of fraud.
Learn more about how you can meet the need for individuals trained in forensic accounting by choosing the Financial Investigation concentration of Utica's online BS in Economic Crime Investigation: call us at (866) 295-3106 to speak with a Program Manager or request more information.