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Forensic Accounting Graduate Certificate

Why study forensic accounting?

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.

Elective Options

Complete 3 required forensic accounting courses and choose from 8 electives with the guidance of the accounting department chair.

Student:Faculty Ratio

Our small class sizes and student-to-faculty ratio ensure that you form a lifelong personal and professional network with your peers and professors.

Why get a Forensic Accounting Graduate Certificate at Kogod?

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.

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