Online Bachelor of Science in Economic Crime Investigation—Concentration in Fraud Prevention and Detection
Economic crimes and criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Fraud investigators must have expert skills and specific knowledge to root out perpetrators of financial crimes, as well as to assess potential areas of organizational vulnerability where they might strike.
The Fraud Prevention and Detection concentration of the online Bachelor's in Economic Crime Investigation trains you to spot potential deception and help organizations protect themselves from it. You will learn to identify suspicious behavior and patterns, collect and analyze evidence, develop skills in interviewing and interrogation techniques, become familiar with guidelines for compiling information and preserving evidence, and build an understanding of government regulations and laws related to economic and financial crimes.
While fraud is a constant concern of many organizations, the global financial crisis has resulted in increased activity. In a 2009 survey by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, more than half of the respondents reported that instances of fraud had increased compared to those in years prior, and 90 percent of the respondents expected them to continue to rise1.
The need for individuals trained in fraud detection and prevention is growing in both the public and private sectors. Find out how you can help meet demand with the Fraud Detection and Prevention concentration of Utica's online bachelor's in Economic Crime Investigation: call us at (866) 295-3106 to speak with a Program Manager or request more information.
1 "Occupational Fraud: A Study of the Impact of an Economic Recession," http://www.acfe.com/occupational-fraud/occupational-fraud.asp