The Utica College administrative staff knows students in the MS FCM/ECM program are working professionals with families and other obligations and life events. That is why each student is assigned a Success Coach. The Success Coach will assist you through all of the necessary steps to help make sure everything is in place before you start the program, and also along the way for each session. I could see there was support, resources and genuine caring in a successful outcome.
I started the program in April 2014 after Utica was first recommended to me in September 2013. I am so glad my business associate contact recommended Utica College to me because she was right! The first class I took, I was able to share new knowledge and perspectives with my management team, my co-workers and contacts in other departments. In each class, the knowledge gained from the curriculum is augmented by interacting with my cohort classmates and learning from their experiences as well. It is from all of this learning I’ve been able to increase my awareness of risks, speak more intelligently with technical resources, and also learn additional skills such as how to better manage my time. Now, I have more time to catch the bad guys!
About the Author
Alycia Maurer has reduced fraud losses significantly for her company over the past five years by providing fraud mitigation advice for projects within her department and across her company, identifying and successfully implementing software solutions, developing relationships with contacts across the company and partnering with these contacts to resolve complex fraud risk issues. Her interest in identifying and solving these types of issues, which she refers to as “shiny stuff”, is what motivated her to pursue a Master of Science degree in Economic Crime Management (now MS in Financial Crime and Compliance Management) at Utica College.