Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting

BS in Forensic Accounting is a degree program that prepares a person to become a professional forensic accountant or fraud examiner. The program has a total of 201 units and can be finished within nine terms or three years. Forensic Accounting or financial forensics is the specialty practice area of accountancy that encompasses engagements that deters and/or detects fraud and may result from actual or anticipated disputes or litigation. The integration of accounting, auditing and investigative skills yields the specialization known as Forensic Accounting. It provides an accounting analysis that is suitable to the court which will form the basis for discussion, debate and ultimately dispute resolution.

Forensic Accounting encompasses both Litigation Support and Investigative Accounting. Litigation Support provides assistance of an accounting nature in a matter involving existing or pending litigation. It deals primarily with issues related to the quantification of economic damages. A typical litigation support assignment would be calculating the economic loss resulting from a breach of contract.

Investigative Accounting is often associated with investigations of white collar crimes. A typical investigative accounting assignment would be an investigation of employee theft. Other examples include securities fraud, insurance fraud, kickbacks, embezzlement, money laundering, pyramiding schemes, large scale syndicated estafa, economic sabotage, and plunder.

The BSFrA curriculum prepares the BSFrA graduate to pass the examinations for global certifications such as the Certified Forensic Accountant and the Certified Fraud Examiner.

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