Financial Investigations (FCM 626) is also one of the first classes students will take in the FCM program. The course contains practical labs using state of the art investigation software that requires you to think about the lab data in relation to the law. The goal of the labs is to develop analytic expertise with large datasets to determine what patterns of fraudulent activities can be documented—from which criminal or civil legal cases might be based.
The Capstone Classes
The Capstone classes are typically the final two classes in the FCM program. In those classes, you will write your capstone project and manage your project to it's final submission to Utica College's FCM program and your graduation. The capstone is a formal APA research paper which your instructor and secondary reader will mentor you through writing and developing. Any masters-level project should be challenging, but my own experience with the capstone is that the project is manageable and possible to achieve, provided you keep making steady progress toward completion and, ultimately, graduation.
Best of luck in your future studies!
About the Author
Scott Hibbard is a second-year Utica College ECM Grad Student (ABT). He is scheduled to submit his ECM thesis by December 2015.