When you graduate with an MBA in Fraud Management, you'll gain access to job opportunities across a variety of industries. You'll combine business knowledge with investigative skills to help all types of organizations detect and prevent fraud.
MBA in Fraud Management: Career Outlook
Fight economic crime in any industry.
- Investigative positions are expected to grow 11% from 2016 to 20261
- Forensic Consultants earn up to $134,0002
- Certified Fraud Examiners earn 31% more than non-certified counterparts3
The curriculum is designed to support your preparation for the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam as well as the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) exam. Beyond your degree, these certifications can provide you with additional opportunities and increased earning potential.
With the rise of money-laundering and fraud cases and the ever-increasing technological landscape, the need for professionals with both business and investigative skills is on the rise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for investigative positions will increase 11 percent by 2026.
Fraud investigators are responsible for determining whether an organization or individual has committed—or attempted to commit—a deceptive act in order to produce some financial gain. Using research and other investigative tactics, they create strategies to prevent, detect, and resolve fraud cases.2
Forensic consultants combine their knowledge of business and financial management strategy with their comprehensive investigative skills to help organizations identify, prevent, and solve cases of fraud.4
Additional roles for MBA in Fraud Management graduates:
- Forensic Auditor/Accountant
- IRS Tax Examiner
- Senior Internal Auditor
- Internal Auditing Manager
- Law Enforcement Criminal Investigator
- Fraud Risk Management Manager
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Key Skills Employers Need
Understand Sarbanes-Oxley legislation and other legal issues pertaining to corporate finance, business, and economic crimes
Demonstrate knowledge of criminal liability of business entities, management, and employees
Apply leadership and risk assessment skills to develop, implement, and execute anti-fraud business strategies
Exhibit a strong sense of integrity essential to maintaining an ethical investigative career in finance
Utilize an interdisciplinary approach to driving corporate security initiatives within a broader organizational ecosystem, working collaboratively with marketing, human resources, sales, procurement, and other departments in which episodic economic crime and systemic fraud often occur
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1Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017, May). Private Detectives and Investigators. Retrieved January 2, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/private-detectives-and-investigators.htm.
2Payscale (2018). Forensic Consultant Salary. Retrieved January 2, 2019 from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Forensic_Consultant/Salary.
3ACFE (2018). 2017/2018 Compensation Guide. Retrieved January 2, 2019, from http://www.acfe.com/compguide-2017.aspx.
4Payscale (2018). Fraud Investigator Salary. Retrieved January 2, 2019, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Fraud_Investigator/Salary.