MS in Data Science – Financial Crime Specialization

Program Overview

Fight economic crime with data technology.

Help ensure companies do their part when it comes to compliance with the Financial Crime specialization of Utica College's Master of Science in Data Science. This specialization is designed for students with an interest in managing corporate and advanced technological resources devoted to combating economic crime.

Work alongside a faculty of data science practitioners with decades of experience in fighting financial crime and benefit from a 100-percent online program that fits your personal and professional life.

Help ensure companies do their part when it comes to compliance with the Financial Crime specialization of Utica College's Master of Science in Data Science. This specialization is designed for students with an interest in managing corporate and advanced technological resources devoted to combating economic crime.

Work alongside a faculty of data science practitioners with decades of experience in fighting financial crime and benefit from a 100-percent online program that fits your personal and professional life.

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Pay 2020 Rates in 2021*. Tuition Rates will remain steady for the 2020-21 academic year.
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Use Your Business Skills to Make a Difference

Through a combination of courses in business and financial crime, you will build on your data science knowledge to understand the impact of your analysis in an organizational and corporate context.

 
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          Career Outlook

          Companies across the U.S. need data scientists with the right skill set: business acumen in combination with analytical skills. You'll complete this specialization ready to provide regulatory compliance in sectors such as financial services and health care.

          Career Spotlight: Financial Examiner

          As a financial examiner, you'll review and analyze financial transactions — such as tax records, expense accounts, balance sheets, and loan documents — to see whether or not companies are compliant with industry rules and regulations. You could work in a variety of settings in the financial industry, but also across health care providers and insurance companies. Financial examiners earn an average salary of $60,000 and up to $97,000 with increased experience.1

          Career Spotlight: Compliance Officer

          As a compliance officer, you'll be in charge of making sure a company is up-to-date on its compliance and you would handle instances where the company may not be compliant. You could also be responsible for reporting your findings and providing recommendations. Though the average salary for a compliance officer is $68,000, it can range upwards of $110,000 with experience.2

          Other titles you may qualify for:

          • Fraud Investigator
          • Data Scientist
          • Forensic Specialist
          • Financial Crime Consultant
          • Associate Analyst

          JOBS AND INCOME

          Curriculum

          The Financial Crime specialization is made up of three, 3-credit courses that dive deep into investigative and analytical principles, as well as two 1.5-credit courses that focus on data-driven decision-making.

          You'll learn how to apply preventative and investigative approaches to financial compliance misdemeanors. You'll also master tactics for managing economic crime and improve your technology and communication skills.

          Course Spotlight: FCM 642 – Advanced Fraud Analysis

          Familiarize yourself with innovative analytic approaches used to perform complex fraud analysis, including link analysis, data mining, advanced statistical tools, case management systems, and expert system approaches such as neural network early-warning software.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Course Spotlight: FCM 601 – Proseminar in Financial Crime and Compliance Management

          Focus on four thematic areas: management, economic crime, technology, and analytical skills. You'll conduct in-depth coursework and develop the communication skills necessary for success in these areas.

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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.

          You can finish in less than two years by taking one course every eight weeks. In that time, you'll complete 30 total credits: 18 credits of core data analytics and research methods coursework and 12 credits in your chosen specialization and a capstone or thesis project.

          Utica College's online M.S. in Data Science puts a special emphasis on social data. With a deeper understanding of people's preferences and behaviors, you'll be prepared to give a human face to data and improve public policy, marketing strategy, or operational outcomes in any sector.

          Plus, with specializations available in Business Analysis, Social Science, Financial Crime, and Cybersecurity, you'll graduate ready to dive deep into the area of your choice.

          In 2018, Glassdoor ranked Data Scientist the #1 Job in America for salary, opportunity growth, and job satisfaction.

          High-paying jobs are available in corporate, governmental, or nonprofit organizations with a median entry-level salary of more than $92,500 in 2018, according to Burtch Works.

          See our M.S. in Data Science Career Outlook page for detailed information about the career paths, jobs, and salaries that may be available to you after graduation.

          No. While previous experience may provide valuable context to your studies, work history in the field is not required for admittance to the program.

          See our full list of admissions requirements for the M.S. in Data Science program.

          The Master of Science in Data Science program is a 30-credit-hour program at a cost of $830 per credit hour, for a total estimated tuition cost of $24,900.

          For a detailed list of all related expenses and fees, see the M.S. in Data Science Tuition and Fees page.

          In order to complete the M.S. in Data Science program, you'll be required to complete 30 credit hours, which will include a foundational set of courses as well as your chosen specialization and a capstone or thesis project.

          See the full M.S. in Data Science curriculum for detailed information.

          SOURCES:

          1Payscale (n.d.). Financial Examiner Salary. Retrieved on June 17, 2019, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Financial_Examiner/Salary
          2Payscale (n.d.). Compliance Officer Salary. Retrieved on June 17, 2019, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Compliance_Officer/Salary