Bachelor of Business Administration in Forensic Accounting

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Bachelor’s degree program
4 Years (8 Semesters)
123 Credit Hours
Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Program overview

Does your passion for numbers bring out the investigator in you? Have you ever wanted to audit financial data and explore fraud as a global business problem? Are you interested in discovering more about the financial scandals of huge enterprises such as Enron, Bernie Madoff, WorldCom, Xerox, and others?

You can fulfill your passion and carve a career by earning a degree in Forensic Accounting here at CUD. You will gain knowledge in the fundamentals of how to prevent, detect and investigate fraud through industry-relevant core classes, alongside electives in accounting, criminal justice and information technology. The key areas of study include forensic investigation, forensic dispute resolution, financial accounting, corporate and criminal law, taxation, managing financial risks, corporate social responsibility and corporate governance. You will develop a strong skill set in investigative flexibility, analytical proficiency, legal knowledge and deductive analysis.

What CUD has to offer you

Forensic accounting is a demanding profession that promises great rewards for those with an inquisitive mind and attention to detail. With the emergence of high-profile fraud cases across the business world, the need from graduates of forensic accounting far exceeds the supply of specialized higher education programs in the field. As a graduate of this degree you will be in high demand among employers worldwide.

The program will develop your skills in five critical areas: interrogation and interviewing; evidence sourcing (the proper collection, evaluation, and documentation of evidence); fraudulent financial-statement schemes; legal issues relating to fraud; and computer-fraud techniques, as well as critical thinking, complex problem solving, and oral and written communication.

Graduate careers

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Business Administration in Forensic Accounting program, you will have the qualification and skills to pursue opportunities in professions such as:

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Treasury Agent
  • Internal/ Governmental Auditor
  • Insurance Loss Prevention Specialist
  • Corporate Security Specialist
  • Private Investigator
  • Fraud Control Specialist

Program Structure

Program Requirements

Requirements Compulsory
Credit Hours
Elective
Credit Hours
Total
Credit Hours
University Requirement (UR) 21 6 27
Faculty Requirements (Core) (CR.H) 60 6 66
Concentration (Major) (MJ) 27 3 30
Total 108 15 123

Major Requirements

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
ACT 310 Management Accounting ACT-212 3
FIN 310 Corporate Finance FIN-201 3
FIN 320 Financial Statement Analysis FIN-201 3
ACT 325 Forensic Accounting ACT-212  
ACT 330 International Financial Reporting Standards ACT-212 3
ACT 430 Accounting Information Systems ACT-212 3
ACT 450 Auditing ACT-310 & ACT-330 3
ACT 451 Professional Auditing Practices ACT-450 3
ACT 455 Fraud Examination ACT-451 3

Major Electives

*Students must complete 3 Cr.H (1 Course)
Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
ACT 315 Digital Forensics ACT-212 & SWS-351 3
ACT 328 Money Laundering ACT-212 3
ACT 335 Advanced Financial Accounting ACT-212 3