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The Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination (FAFE), offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, will prepare you for careers in financial fraud investigation. WVU leads the way in developing the national curriculum for fraud and forensic accounting programs on behalf of the National Institute of Justice and there is currently a high demand for professionals with these skills. You will experience rigorous, hands-on training by professionals in the field and will take part in moot court exercises. Very few schools offer a multi-course certificate program of this kind and our program is one of the best in the country.
The WVU John Chambers School of Business and Economics offers a specialized graduate certificate in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination to meet the demand for forensic accountants who are needed to combat widespread growth in white collar crime, fraud, and the illegal international movement of money. There are multiple career opportunities in the public and private sectors for those who earn this certificate. Federal agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and the F.B.I. are seeking specialized accountants who possess this unique forensic knowledge. Private firms who must comply with legislation such as the Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley Acts also need auditors who are skilled at detecting, preventing and deterring fraud.
This online certificate provides accountants with additional knowledge and skills in these areas. WVU also offers a master’s degree in Forensic and Fraud Examination.
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Thank you for your interest in the Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Graduate Certificate program at West Virginia University! Attend a Virtual Information Session and learn more about the Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Graduate Certificate program.
As a graduate of the WVU with a degree in business administration, Kelly understands your needs and is here to support and simplify the enrollment process for you. You can have open and honest discussions with her about how your passion in life can become your career. Contact Kelly today!
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university.
Applicants for the FAFE Graduate Certificate must be admitted to WVU as a non-degree graduate student.
The above-mentioned items are required for admission review. Additional documents may be requested after initial evaluation of a student’s admission application.
Students enrolled in certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Visit Student Financial Support & Services for additional information.
Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Graduate Certificate total degree cost: $11,580 – Residents and Non-Residents
Tuition and fees are usually not the only educational expenses you may have while pursuing a degree. You may have other costs such as books, supplies and living expenses. Please see the Estimate Costs and Aid webpage for how to estimate and plan for other potential expenses.
|Fraud Data Analysis
|Fraud: Criminology/Legal Issues
|Advanced Fraud Investigation
Total Hours: 12
Hallmarks of our program include exposure to practicing professionals and experiential learning. Throughout the program, students have extensive exposure to world class practicing experts, in addition to our superior full-time faculty. The real-world expertise brought to the classroom in the areas of complex fraud and financial crime examination (e.g., organized criminal, drug trafficking, money laundering and terrorism financing), interviewing, international issues (e.g., moving money around the world, money laundering, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), dispute services and courtroom preparation yield professionals with the skills to be successful in various financial and legal careers.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of forensic science technicians is projected to grow 11 percent from 2021-2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.
The widespread growth in white-collar crime, litigation disputes, the illegal international movement of money and terrorism financing have greatly raised the demand for forensic accountants, fraud examiners and for professionals who possess those skills.
Students who graduate from WVU Online with the Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Certificate degree may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.
Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
Students will be able to: