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Certificate in Financial Crime Investigation: Curriculum

Curriculum Details


Earn your Financial Crime Investigation certificate online with Utica University and develop the skills and knowledge to join the fight against white-collar crime. Begin with the fundamentals of economic crime law, then explore the latest technologies and techniques used to detect, prevent, and investigate fraud.

As you learn from our distinguished faculty, you’ll also be supported in your preparation to complete the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) exam, which can unlock even more career potential.

The curriculum course abstracts on this page are meant to provide a high-level course overview and subject to change based on term, faculty, and/or institutional requirements. View the official course descriptions as written in the Utica University Academic Catalog and in adherence to regional compliance. Select the appropriate Undergraduate Catalog from the dropdown.


This examination of white-collar crime in the United States emphasizes investigatory techniques related to these types of crime.

Prerequisite: CRJ 103 or equivalent.

Understand the government and judicial regulations designed to address economic crime, and how they impact financial institutions, commercial entities, their agents, and employees. You’ll also look at constitutional issues in investigations by governmental and corporate entities in both a substantive and procedural context.

Types of proactive technology programs and tools used to prevent and detect the occurrence of fraud in face-to-face transactions, e-commerce and e-business. Includes development and implementation of business models for production of prevention and detection products and techniques.

Study of modern payment systems from global perspective. Exposure to fraud within payment systems. Techniques for fraud prevention, detection, and investigation. Prerequisite(s); if any: CRJ 232 or Permission of Instructor.

Focus in-depth on a specific area of economic crime. Explore theory and methodology, including typical fraud schemes, case studies, and investigative best practices. This course may be taken twice if you’d like to study a different topic.

Prerequisites: CRJ 232 and CRJ 334

You’ll learn integration of accounting, auditing, and fraud investigative skills, as well as understand how to resolve accounting irregularities. You’ll use auditing case studies to analyze documents and internal controls, trace funds, examine business interruption losses, and preserve and prepare evidence.

Prerequisite: Accounting 302.

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