Accounting

Minor in Financial Forensic Investigations

This minor will be attractive to both business and criminal justice students and will prepare them for careers that integrate both fields. The minor in Financial Forensic Investigations will prepare students for possible careers in forensic accounting, forensic examinations, and fraud investigations. The minor will most likely appeal to students in the Certified Public Accountant (CPA)-track concentration to the Business Administration degree as they can use it to earn the additional 30 credit hours needed to sit for the CPA exam. The minor will also allow the Criminal Justice majors to prepare for additional career paths.

Because of expected increase of fraud, graduates with a foundational knowledge of how to deter and detect fraud will likely be in demand. The minor introduces the field of fraud investigations and provides the background students would need to sit for the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam, which provides additional credentials to graduates.

Upon completion of the Financial Forensic Investigations Minor, students will be able to:

  • Develop strategies to deter and detect fraud
  • Create a plan to investigate alleged fraud
  • Evaluate the internal controls of a firm
  • Apply criminal and civil law to fraud cases
  • Obtain a professional certification such as the CFE

Course Requirements (21 cr)*

* CJUS-P100 Introduction to Criminal Justice (old SPEA-J101) is a prerequisite to all of the required criminal justice courses for this minor. CJUS-P100 can be used to fulfill one of the Social-Behavioral Competency course requirements.