Certificate in Financial Crime Investigation

Program Overview

Set yourself apart with the skills to prevent, detect, and investigate fraud.

As daily headlines report the latest data breach and credit card fraud is on the rise, companies across sectors are looking for professionals with the skills to fight back. Utica College's Financial Crime Investigation online certificate program prepares you to join the fight.

As daily headlines report the latest data breach and credit card fraud is on the rise, companies across sectors are looking for professionals with the skills to fight back. Utica College's Financial Crime Investigation online certificate program prepares you to join the fight.

Fast Facts

Modality

100% Online

Total Credits

18

Cost Per Credit

$450

Time to Complete

1 year

 
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          In-Demand Across Industries

          Explore the principles and politics of economic criminal justice and gain insights into the latest tools and techniques for preventing fraud—or finding those responsible once it has occurred.

          The program will also support your preparation for the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) exam, the gold-standard anti-money laundering certification. Beyond just preparation, you'll also receive a significant discount when you sit for the exam.

          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 investigation and prepare for potential roles in internal auditing, fraud investigation, and risk management. 

          JOBS AND INCOME

          Curriculum: 18 Credits to Fighting Fraud

          In 18 credit hours, you'll cover the basics of forensic accounting and financial crime law, then delve deeper into the principles and practices related to the tools and techniques employed in the prevention, detection, and investigation of fraud and financial crime.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Curriculum: 18 Credits to Fighting Fraud

          In 18 credit hours, you'll cover the basics of forensic accounting and financial crime law, then delve deeper into the principles and practices related to the tools and techniques employed in the prevention, detection, and investigation of fraud and financial crime.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Admission Requirements

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

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          Tuition and Financial Aid

          This 18-credit online certificate costs $450 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: Field-Proven 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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          With Utica College?

          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 you can take at a pace that fits your schedule. On average, students complete this program in about 12 months, but the duration depends on the amount of credits you can complete per semester.

          Fraud and financial crime are everywhere. Job opportunities in forensic auditing, fraud investigation, and financial examination are available in many sectors from banking and financial services to education and healthcare.

          According to the 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. Current median salary for information security professionals is $81,690 per year.

          See the Certificate in Financial Crime Investigation 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 intimate, personal attention usually associated with small, private colleges. We believe that effective learning can take place anywhere and at anytime.

          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 Investigation certificate program.

          Admission to the program does require a high school diploma or résumé with relevant career experience.

          If you have any concerns or questions, 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 $8,100. Note that additional fees and costs may apply. Visit the online Financial Crime Investigation Certificate 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, from scholarships to military benefits.

          It's up to you. You can take this certificate as a full- or part-time student. Students taking six credits or more per semester are considered full-time, while students taking at least three credits are part-time.