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Online Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation Programs

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Detect, Prevent, and Investigate Fraud and Financial Crimes

100% Online Courses

25+ Year History Educating Fraud Fighters

Nationally Acclaimed Program

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Gain Crucial Skills for In-Demand Careers

Careers for financial examiners are growing much faster than average at an astounding 18% through 2030, which will add almost 7,000 new positions each year.1 Online degree programs from Utica University set you apart from the competition with innovative skills that help prevent, deter, and minimize the impacts of fraud and financial crime.

With a master’s degree from Utica University, you’ll gain the credentials for success.

  • Prepare for the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) exam, the gold-standard anti-money laundering certification for financial crime careers.
  • Access tuition discounts that could help you pay for your Utica University online education.

Online Degree Programs

Join the fight against fraud and financial crime and excel in internal auditing, fraud investigation, and risk management careers. Utica University’s online programs give you the key skills employers need.

M.S. in Financial Crime and Compliance Management

See economic crime from a global perspective. Gain skills in management, technology, and analysis to combat financial crime and prepare for a career in anti-money laundering, risk management, and more.

Career Outlook: Protect Financial Assets in Any Industry

Graduates of Utica University’s fraud and financial crime online programs have secured leadership positions in fraud analysis, fraud investigation, financial crime investigation, and regulation/compliance in many industries and law enforcement organizations.

You could choose to pursue advancement in several careers, such as a:

  • Financial examiner: $81,430 median yearly salary1
  • Forensic accountant: $71,832 average yearly salary2
  • Fraud investigator: $62,406 average yearly salary3


The financial crime and compliance management master’s degree includes advanced analytical and investigative skills. With a 25+ year history of educating fraud fighters, Utica’s master’s has remained at the forefront of the industry since launching as the first program of its kind.

A History of Excellence in the Field

  • Established in 1999, our Master of Science in Financial Crime and Compliance Management was one of the first programs of its kind — and it’s stayed at the front of its field ever since.

Faculty: Experts With Years of Experience

You’ll take online courses and still be fully connected to our professors in the fraud and financial crime program. Our distinguished faculty have held high-level fraud management positions in the financial services industry and will share their extensive experience in risk analysis, fraud control implementation, and investigations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to common questions about our online fraud and financial crime investigation programs. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, reach out to us by calling 866-295-3106.

We’re accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This recognition affirms that you’ll receive an exceptional and rigorously evaluated online education as a Utica student.

Work experience may be required for our online fraud and financial crime investigation programs. Please review the admission details for your program of interest to learn more.

That depends on the type of degree you are pursuing. In many cases, we accept transfer credits from other regionally accredited schools if they apply to your chosen curriculum.

As part of the admissions process, our staff completes a detailed, course-by-course evaluation of your previously earned credits to determine if and how many of your previously earned credits apply. Please review the admission details for your program of interest to learn more.

Studying online offers many benefits. You can choose where and when you study, all while continuing your career, raising a family, and contributing to your community as you advance your education.

Plus, you won’t have to commute or find on-campus housing as an online learner, which could help you save money as you learn. Visit our Online Student Life page to learn more about the online student experience.

You will typically dedicate 12 to 15 hours per week to each online course. While the rigor and expectations for on-campus and online instruction are the same, the flexible online format helps you fit the coursework into your schedule in the way that works for you.

Utica University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon program, making additional funds available for U.S. military students without an additional charge to their GI Bill® entitlement. View the military benefits page to learn more about Utica University benefits for U.S. military veterans and service members.

Utica University provides a 10% tuition discount for online students and spouses of Active Duty, Reserve, and Guard service members. Students can also apply for Yellow Ribbon funding, the GI Bill®, VA benefits, Army Emergency Relief, Air Force Aid, Navy/Marine Corps relief, and The American Legion scholarships. View the military benefits page to learn more about benefits for veterans and service members at Utica University.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2021 September 8). Financial Examiners. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved October 20, 2021 from
  2. Payscale. (2021 September 27). Average Forensic Accountant Salary. Retrieved October 20, 2021 from
  3. Payscale. (2021 October 13). Average Fraud Investigator Salary. Retrieved October 20, 2021 from