Forensic Accounting Graduate Certificate
The business world is increasingly complex—and so are the frauds and irregularities that plague the financial world. For those looking to advance their career in an exciting field, a graduate certificate in forensic accounting can transform their skills into an invaluable asset. Learn how to prevent, detect, and investigate the most perplexing financial crimes.
Apply the 12 credit hours needed to earn this certificate to your MBA or MS program as electives.
Complete 3 required forensic accounting courses and choose from 8 electives with the guidance of the accounting department chair.
Our small class sizes and student-to-faculty ratio ensure that you form a lifelong personal and professional network with your peers and professors.
As the first business school in Washington, DC, we understand the value of teaching real-world skills to our students. Our certificate covers fraudulent financial reporting, fraud schemes, investigation techniques, financial statement analysis, valuation techniques, expert testimony, and more.
As a working professional, your time is of the essence and flexibility is key. That's why our classes are offered in the evening and you have up to four years to complete the certificate requirements. Our seasoned faculty and campus resources will also guide you towards that next step in your career.
Careers & Outcomes
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Tuition & Fees
After completing the program, you will be ready to work in forensic accounting roles in international consulting firms, major corporations, and law enforcement agencies.
Some of the jobs experts in forensic accounting hold include:
- Internal auditing manager
- Operational risk consultant
- Senior forensic accountant
- Anti-money laundering specialist
- Fraud investigator
- Manager of forensic accounting
- Financial forensic analyst
- Senior forensic consultant
For information regarding tuition and fees, please refer to the Student Accounts website.
Open to students with a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution with a satisfactory grade point average. Applicants must have at least one year of work experience.
Applicants whose first language is not English can demonstrate their proficiency through TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo. They can also waver the language requirement if they have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from select countries.
Not eligible for student visa sponsorship.