Online Certificate of Advanced Studies in Financial Crime and Compliance Operations: Career Outlook

Essential security skills you can bank on.

From data breaches to internal mismanagement of funds, fraud threatens the success of every business and organization. Help protect crucial assets while building a promising and growing career in financial crime and compliance management.

  • $81,690 median pay for financial examiners in 2016 with the top 10% earning an average salary of $153,8501
  • $2.2 billion in losses to fraud among U.S. banks in 20162
  • 5% average annual revenue loss to internally committed fraud among U.S. companies3

With a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Financial Crime and Compliance Operations, you'll build on previous experience and education and set yourself apart to potential employers.

Plus, as you complete the program's deliberately designed curriculum, you'll be preparing to sit for the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) or Certified Financial Examiner (CFE) exams.

Career Opportunities

Professionals with skills explored in this program hold positions like these:

  • Financial Examiner: Monitor the activities and systems of financial institutions, evaluate processes and practices for vulnerabilities and risk, and make recommendations to improve financial stability.
  • Fraud Prevention Manager: Analyze and understand current trends in fraud and financial compliance. Employ technologies and systems to minimize risk or reduce vulnerabilities to all forms of fraud.
  • Forensic Accountant: By carefully analyzing financial data, forensic accountants are able to trace the path of funds through accounting systems and processes to identify where fraud has occurred and identify those responsible.

 
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          Learning Outcomes

          • Understand, assess, and apply fraud-management risk and compliance methods

          • Apply fraud management, fraud technology, and cybercrime investigation tools to counter fraud, financial, and white-collar crime

          • Examine principles and practices of compliance and operational risk assessment and mitigation to the management of fraud prevention detection, and investigation

          • Analyze and assess approaches to information and communication security

          • Explore and understand tools, techniques, and methods used to investigate complex fraud, financial, and white-collar crime

          • Use methods of detection and methods of investigation—including analysis of financial documents, investigation process, and techniques—to fraud, financial and white-collar crime

          • Prepare investigative case report to fraud, financial and white-collar crime

          Beyond the Degree

          We have the tools to help you make your next career move:

          One-on-One Mentors

          Work with your program director and professors for professional mentorship and support.

          Job Search Assistance

          Build your résumé, do mock interviews, and find new opportunities in your area.

          Career Counseling

          Have our experts review your résumé and LinkedIn and learn to stand out from the crowd.

          UC Career Connect

          Register for events, create a visual profile for employers, and apply for jobs and internships through our online portal.

          SOURCES:

          1Financial Examiners. (2018, September 06). Retrieved February 13, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-examiners.htm
          2Banks Stop $17 Billion in Fraud Attempts in 2016. (2018, February 21). Retrieved February 13, 2019, from https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/88711-banks-stop-17-billion-in-fraud-attempts-in-2016
          3Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). (2018). Report to the Nations 2018 Global Study on Occupations Fraud and Abuse (Rep.). Retrieved February 13, 2019, from https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/acfepublic/2018-report-to-the-nations.pdf