According to the industry trade publication Accounting Today, nearly 40 percent of the top 100 accounting firms in the U.S. are now expanding their forensics-related services. More than 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies employ Certified Fraud Examiners. The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination at ERAU's Prescott Campus rewards inquisitive problem solvers looking for a career in accounting with a specialization in forensics. Graduates of the degree program will be prepared to identify and prevent fraud in public, private, and government sectors.
ERAU-Prescott is one of the only schools in the nation to offer this degree at the Bachelor level, on campus. Designed to meet the requirements of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, this program is created so that students can sit for the CPA exam and become certified after completing the additional 30 hours of education requirement.
The program, which is an educational partner with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, is also designed to meet the requirements of the federal government (24 semester hours in accounting and a CFE certification) so that students can be immediately hired by the FBI, CIA, or many other government agencies.
This degree program covers the following four major sections of the professional certification offered through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners:
With the growing complexity of the overall business environment and the growing number of business related fraud investigations, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination professionals are increasingly asked to assist in the investigations of financial issues by numerous federal, state, and local governmental agencies.
The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination degree is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination (BSFAFE) requires successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours and is normally completed in eight semesters. Designed for students who want a strong accounting, investigative, and psychology foundation, the BSFAFE degree equips students for future success in the Fraud Examination business world. This degree program reflects the aftermath of accounting scandals around the world, the specialty of forensic accounting and fraud examination is continuing its rapids growth. The curriculum is focused in accounting and designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills essential to their successful entry into Forensic Account and Fraud Examination business. Emphasis is placed on accounting, with business, computer, law and security courses rounding out the students’ knowledge. The program focuses on effective communications, quantitative skills, social responsibility, technology, critical thinking skills, teamwork, and commitment to lifelong learning
|COM 122||English Composition and Literature||3|
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|MA 120||Quantitative Methods I||3|
or MA 140
|BIO 104||Foundations of Biology||4|
|BA 201||Principles of Management||3|
|BA 221||Advanced Comp. Based Systems||3|
|SIS 200||Introduction To US Legal System||3|
|SIS 220||Investigative Method. & Forensic Science||4|
|BA 121||Software Based Bookkeeping||1|
|BA 210||Financial Accounting||3|
|MA 222||Business Statistics||3|
or SS 310
|BA 319||Managerial and Organizational Behavior||3|
|CS 304||Introduction to Cyber Forensics||3|
|BA 312||Managerial Accounting||3|
or EC 211
|COM 222||Business Communications||3|
or COM 223
|BA 308||Public Administration||3|
|BA 340||International Accounting||3|
|BA 325||Social Responsibility & Ethics in Managemen||3|
|BA 329||Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination||3|
|BA 332||Corporate Finance I||3|
|PSY 313||Personality & Profiling||3|
|BA 307||Government & Not-for-Profit Accounting||3|
|SIS 308||Courts & Criminal Justice||3|
|BA 351||Auditing Principles & Procedures||3|
|BA 352||Business Quantitative Methods||3|
|BA 390||Business Law||3|
|BA 401||Accounting Information Systems||3|
|BA 439||Federal Taxation||3|
|SIS 342||Interview Techniques & Tactics||3|
|SIS 411||Procedural Law & Evidence||3|
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