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Fraud Management Technology Practice
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Protect Organizations From Devastating Losses
Cybersecurity and financial crime investigation are more interconnected than ever, with modern criminals using cyber tools and advanced malware to commit advanced, high-technology crimes.
Crimes of this nature result in the loss of substantial amounts of money and have a serious effect on business, government, individuals, and the national economy. Today’s information-intensive organizations are in desperate need of employees who understand both cybersecurity and financial crime investigation.
Apply your cybersecurity background to the realm of fraud with Utica College’s Master of Science in Cybersecurity Electronic Crime specialization. You’ll learn to leverage fraud risk and compliance best practices, as well as how to utilize fraud management technologies to protect businesses from cybercriminals.
The electronic crime specialization is designed to provide you with a comprehensive skill set that is particularly valuable for professionals in banking and other financial institutions. With that said, graduates of this program are also equipped to enter industries ranging from healthcare to insurance and beyond.
CAREER SPOTLIGHT: RISK ANALYST
As a risk analyst, specifically in the banking and financial industry, you would be responsible for compiling and analyzing data in order to calculate risks associated with the approval of client and/or vendor relationships. These professionals create reports, establish quality control measures, and more.1
CAREER SPOTLIGHT: ANTI MONEY LAUNDERING (AML) COMPLIANCE OFFICER
As a compliance officer, specifically with AML skills, you would be responsible for assessing and ensuring state and federal compliance by conducting periodic internal financial audits and establishing risk management strategies.2
Other titles you may qualify for:
- Fraud Examiner or Fraud Analyst
- Cybercrime Investigator
- Cyber Fraud Investigator
- Law Enforcement
Curriculum: Innovative Methods to Combat Cybercrime
Through our innovative curriculum, you’ll examine current issues and trends in financial crime and compliance management, white-collar crime investigation, and fraud prevention and detection. Courses you’ll take include:
Course Spotlight: FCM 535 – Legal and Regulatory Issues for Fraud Management
Explore the structure and design of organizations while focusing on systems theory and its impact on economic crime and applicability to today’s environment.Explore Courses
Course Spotlight: FCM 627 – Fraud Management: Risk and Compliance
Apply the principles of compliance and operational risk assessment and mitigation to the management of fraud prevention, detection, and investigation.
More Options for Your Degree
M.S. in Cybersecurity: Computer Forensics
Pursue your passion for collecting and preparing evidence for computer crimes such as fraud, child pornography and cyber espionage with courses that emphasize a comprehensive understanding of the forensic tools and techniques used to investigate and analyze network-related incidents and preserve digital evidence.
M.S. in Cybersecurity: Cyber Operations
Examine defensive and offensive modes of cyber operations as you become a cybersecurity expert. You’ll graduate ready to detect, investigate, and prevent cybercrime for employers ranging from defense contractors to financial services to critical infrastructure.
M.S. in Cybersecurity: Intelligence
Learn to protect and maintain homeland and national security through cyber intelligence and counterintelligence, cyber counterterrorism, and cyber counter sabotage. Graduate with the knowledge to create and leverage systems to protect our nation’s critical data and help ensure security for all.
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 an enrollment counselor.
The online M.S. in Cybersecurity program is designed for professionals who work full-time and is offered part-time, which allows you to achieve a realistic balance between work, school, and personal responsibilities and gives you the opportunity to fully absorb the information in your coursework. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.
The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Utica College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD) through the academic year 2024.
Our cybersecurity programs have also been recognized for their excellence by the:
- Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3)
- EC-Council, one of the premier certifying cybersecurity bodies
Read more about the M.S. in Cybersecurity.
Yes, the M.S. in Cybersecurity offers these specializations:
- Computer Forensics
- Cyber Operations
- Cyber Policy
- Data Analytics
- Electronic Crime
- Malware Analysis
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Yes, as part of the M.S. in Cybersecurity, you’ll complete a two-day online virtual cybersecurity residency. Learn more about the curriculum.
The M.S. in Cybersecurity prepares you for industry certifications like CompTIA A+, Security+, and CISSP—among others.
- PayScale (n.d.). “Average Risk Analyst Salary.” Retrieved on April 26, 2019, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Risk_Analyst/Salary
- PayScale (n.d.). Average Compliance Officer with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Skills Salary. (n.d.). Retrieved on April 26, 2019, https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Compliance_Officer/Salary/86503f63/Anti-Money-Laundering-AML