MS in Financial Crime and Compliance Management Course Descriptions

The courses in the online Executive M.S. in Financial Crime and Compliance Management program develops management, technology, analytical skills within an economic crime framework and is continually updated with input from experts in private industry, government, and law enforcement.

The courses cover areas like organizational theory and management, research methods, economic crime, legal issues, Internet and computer security, and fraud analysis.

FCM 601 Proseminar in Financial Crime and Compliance Management (3 Credits)
This course is designed to provide students with the foundation for the master's degree in Financial Crime and Compliance Management. Focus will be on four thematic areas: management economic crime, technology, and analytical skills. Background knowledge will be provided to prepare students for in-depth coursework in these areas. Students will be exposed to the learning and communications skills necessary to succeed in an independent study degree program.

FCM 611 Organizational Theory, Structure and Design (3 Credits)
This course is designed to familiarize students with the structure and design of organizations. Emphasis will be on systems theory and its applicability to today's environment, identifying external environmental forces, designing optimal corporate structure for the organization's mission, changing organizational structure and analyzing the process and effects of corporate infrastructure.

FCM 612 The Manager in a Global Environment (3 Credits)
This course is designed to familiarize students with the challenges faced by managers and organizations precipitated by the postindustrial knowledge-based, global society. Discussions will include topics such as the changing concepts of technology and knowledge, impact of workforce changes on managers and organizations, the evolution of management thought and concepts, managing in foreign cultures, international law issues and managing a multi-cultural workforce.

FCM 622 Legal Concepts of Criminal Fraud (3 Credits)
Analysis of business and economic crime, including the various devices utilized in the commission of criminal fraud, fraud upon governmental and commercial institutions, group and enterprise crimes, the criminal liability of corporations and their officers and managers, sanctions and the prosecution of business and economic crime. The case study method will be utilized extensively.

FCM 626 Financial Investigations (3 Credits)
Study of financial crime in the context of business operations; methods of detection; and methods of investigation, including analysis of financial documents, investigation process and techniques, and preparation of investigative case report.

FCM 627 Fraud Management: Risk and Compliance (3 Credits)
Application of principles and practices of compliance and operational risk assessment and mitigation to the management of fraud prevention detection, and investigation.

FCM 631 Fraud Management and Technology (3 Credits)
The challenges of management in an increasingly technological environment. The history and evolutionary development of counter-fraud technology. The integration of fraud management in the development of new corporate products or instruments. Anticipating new forms of frauds based on the application of new and projected technologies.

FCM 632 Information and Communication Security (3 Credits)
Issues and concepts related to the protection of information and information systems. Threats and vulnerabilities to internal and external modes of communication. Securing communications, information systems and computer technology. Legal, ethical and privacy issues related to information security.

FCM 633 Networks and Internet Security (3 Credits)
The course will focus on the key components associated with the threats and vulnerabilities to computers and networks. Students will develop an understanding of distributed systems and how they work, an appreciation for various methods of network and Internet security and the necessary strategies to promote successful business plans/policies. Legal, ethical and privacy issues will be discussed.

FCM 642 Advanced Fraud Analysis (3 Credits)
This course is designed to familiarize students with innovative analytic approaches used to perform complex fraud analysis. Topics include: link analysis, data mining, advanced statistical tools, case management systems and expert system approaches such as neural network early-warning software.

FCM 651 Professional Project I (3 Credits)
The professional project proposal will be developed during this semester. The professional project will be developed and finalized consistent with the Graduate Research Proposal Guidelines for the Financial Crime and Compliance Management Program.

FCM 652 Professional Project II (3 Credits)
Completion of the professional project, including data collection, analysis and submission of the project report, or other methodologies approved by the Research Committee.

FCM 653 Thesis I (3 Credits)
Planned research and writing directed by the student's thesis committee. The thesis proposal will be developed during this semester. The thesis will adhere to the Graduate Research Proposal Guidelines for the Financial Crime and Compliance Management Program.

FCM 654 Thesis II (3 Credits)
Completion of the thesis, including data collection, analysis and submission of the thesis. The thesis will adhere to the Graduate Research Proposal Guidelines for the Financial Crime and Compliance Management Program.

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