Certificate of Advanced Studies – Financial Crime and Compliance Operations

Program Overview

Build on your skills in fraud prevention.

The Certificate of Advanced Studies in Financial Crime and Compliance Operations will prepare you to address the growing field of fraud, financial and white-collar crime investigation by teaching skills and techniques for gathering, analyzing, and preserving evidence related to economic and financial crimes.

The Certificate of Advanced Studies in Financial Crime and Compliance Operations will prepare you to address the growing field of fraud, financial and white-collar crime investigation by teaching skills and techniques for gathering, analyzing, and preserving evidence related to economic and financial crimes.

Fast Facts

Modality

100% Online

Total Credits

18

Cost Per Credit

$880

Time to Complete

1 year

 
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          In-Demand Industrywide

          Combine principles of criminal justice, cybersecurity, cybercrime investigation, and ethics and join the ranks of professionals on the front lines against fraud. Become acquainted with the rapidly evolving technologies and techniques employed in bank and credit card fraud, investment schemes, money laundering, identity theft, wire fraud, embezzlement, and insurance fraud. Learn to combat common forms of corruption in public institutions, health care organizations, and educational settings.

          This comprehensive program will also help you prepare to take advantage of testing for the foremost financial crime certifications, including the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exams.

          Career Outlook

          No sector is safe from fraud, and professionals with the skills to detect, prevent, and investigate financial crimes are in high demand. Set yourself apart with a certificate in financial crime and compliance operations and prepare for potential roles in internal auditing, fraud investigation, and risk management.

          JOBS AND INCOME

          Curriculum: Advanced Fraud Fighting

          Build on your prior education and experience by exploring principles of compliance and information security. Then, dive deep into cybercrime investigation and forensic auditing. In 18 credit hours, you'll sharpen your ability to recognize and deter fraud of all kinds, from money laundering to identity theft.

          Plus, Utica offers a seamless transfer process into graduate degrees like the Master's in Financial Crime and Compliance Management, Master's in Cybersecurity or Master's of Business Administration (MBA) programs, so when you're ready, you can continue your education and graduate with your master's in less than two years. Not all credit hours may transfer into the Master's degree. Permission of the Program Director is required.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Curriculum: Advanced Fraud Fighting

          Build on your prior education and experience by exploring principles of compliance and information security. Then, dive deep into cybercrime investigation and forensic auditing. In 18 credit hours, you'll sharpen your ability to recognize and deter fraud of all kinds, from money laundering to identity theft.

          Plus, Utica offers a seamless transfer process into graduate degrees like the Master's in Financial Crime and Compliance Management, Master's in Cybersecurity or Master's of Business Administration (MBA) programs, so when you're ready, you can continue your education and graduate with your master's in less than two years. Not all credit hours may transfer into the Master's degree. Permission of the Program Director is required.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Admission Requirements

          To apply to this advanced studies certificate, you'll need to meet the following requirements:

          • Completed application
          • Bachelor's degree or international equivalent
          • Minimum GPA of 2.7. Applicants with GPAs below 2.7 can be admitted at the discretion of the department.
          • No GRE or GMAT exam required
          • Official transcript
          • Resume
          • Personal statement

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          Tuition and Financial Aid

          This 18-credit online certificate costs $880 per credit hour. Utica College is dedicated to making an advanced education accessible and affordable and offers many avenues for financial aid.

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          Faculty: Grounded in Decades of Experience

          Benefit from our faculty members' extensive fraud-management experience in risk analysis, fraud prevention, and financial crime investigation across the public and private sectors. Learn from their real-world perspective and leave the program with a professional network of experts.

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          Why Learn Online
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          Benefits of Being an Online Student

          Whether you are advancing your career or switching it, online learning gives you a unique perspective from your instructors and fellow students. You'll get the same high-quality education, credentials, and faculty support without slowing down your life.

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          Planning Your Budget

          Paying for an online education doesn't have to be stressful. We've compiled helpful resources that can get you well on your way to financing your education. Learn more about available options and how you can get started.

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          Frequently Asked Questions

          Advancing your life and career with an online degree comes with lots of questions, and we want to ensure your search for answers is effortless. If you have a question we haven't covered, call (866) 295-3106 to speak with a program manager.

          Completing this certificate requires 18 credit hours, which can be taken at a pace that fits your schedule. Students typically take one course every eight weeks, and on average, complete the program in 12 months.

          Financial crime and compliance is a growing field with an increasing demand for skilled and experienced employees. Job opportunities in fraud, and financial and white-collar crime are available in a variety of sectors as well.

          According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, opportunities for financial examiners are projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is faster than average for all occupations. The current median salary for information security professionals is $81,690 per year.

          See the Certificate in Financial Crime and Compliance Operations career outlook page for more.

          Utica College's suite of financial crime programs is nationally acclaimed and has been formally recognized for its excellence by the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA).

          We are also the first college in the nation to become an education partner with the preeminent association for financial crime specialists—Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). As such, the curriculum will also support your preparation for the CAMS certification exam.

          Utica provides all the perks of a larger institution, but with the personal attention usually associated with small, private colleges. We believe that effective learning can take place anywhere and at any time. Our online programs provide the same rich academic experience with rigorous coursework, direct interaction with professors, and discussion with classmates to help you succeed beyond the classroom.

          A background in the financial field is helpful to have, but not required to be admitted into the online Financial Crime and Compliance Operations certificate program.

          Admission to the program does require a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Applicants with GPAs below 2.7 can be admitted at the discretion of the department.

          If you have any concerns or questions, check out our admissions requirements page or feel free to connect with a program manager at (866) 295-3106 to see if you would be a good fit for this certificate.

          Tuition cost for this certificate is an estimated $15,840. Additional fees may apply. Visit the Financial Crime and Compliance Operations certificate online program tuition and fees page for full details.

          Utica College is dedicated to making an advanced education accessible and affordable and offers many avenues for financial aid.

          It's up to you. We've designed our programs to fit into the lives of students as they maintain full-time employment. As such, students are expected to take one class every eight weeks in each 16-week semester. This is considered full-time for financial aid purposes. In some instances, a different course schedule may be allowed, but only with approval from your academic advisor.