Identifying fraud through economic transaction analysis is a complex kind of accounting examination that extends far beyond a traditional audit, and demands a specialized skill set in forensic accounting.

Our advanced graduate studies certificate program in forensic accounting prepares accounting professionals, auditors, and law enforcement personnel who may support litigation teams on accounting-related cases.

This graduate certificate program requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field, with a minimum of two years’ exposure to accounting practices. Consisting of a five-course sequence, the forensic accounting program combines accounting knowledge with auditing and investigative skills for a wide view of the whole business situation. This program is taught by industry executives on the front lines of managing forensic engagements.

If you already have an MBA in accounting, you only need four courses to complete the certificate. Also, Principles of Forensic Accounting may be applied toward an Elms MBA.


Principles of Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
Business Processes and Controls Assessment
Information Technology in Forensic Engagements
Investigative Accounting and Detecting Fraud
Managing the Forensic Engagement

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