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Online M.S. in Accounting: Forensics Concentration

Enhance Your Accounting Knowledge Through a Specialized Study of Forensics

The University of New Haven’s online M.S. in Forensic Accounting gives you practical training in investigative auditing techniques, criminology, and courtroom procedures. When you complete the program, you will have the expertise to detect, investigate, and prevent financial crimes.

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  • Duration 12 months
  • Cost per Credit $750
  • Credit Hours 30-36

Program Benefits

  • Specialize your degree
  • Gain leadership expertise
  • Accreditation by AACSB
  • 100% Online

Gain Valuable Skills for Continued Success

Organizations of all types need trained experts to monitor financial practices and identify fraudulent activity. In the online master’s in Forensic Accounting program, you will gain an in-depth understanding of forensic auditing procedures in just 12-18 months.

This 100 percent online master’s in forensic accounting program teaches you to use industry technology to perform financial and operational analysis, business valuation, and more. Graduates have specialized skills for continued success in forensic accounting roles.

Career Outlook: Prepare for In-Demand Forensic Accounting Careers

The M.S. in Forensic Accounting from the University of New Haven gives you marketable skills for the growing forensic accounting practice area. With job outlook for accountants and auditors expected to grow 6 percent through 2028,1 professionals with expertise in fraud investigation are sought after by CPA firms, corporations, government agencies, and other organizations.

Forensic Accountant

$67,450/year2

Forensic accountants analyze financial information to detect fraudulent activity. These accounting professionals might also participate in legal proceedings. They often work with insurance companies, government agencies, banks, or law enforcement.

Managerial Accountant

$72,026/year3

Managerial accounts develop and manage an organization’s financial and bookkeeping systems. They assess risk, plan budgets, and prepare reports that enable stakeholders to make informed financial decisions.

Additional career options include:

  • Auditor
  • Fraud examiner
  • Certified Public Accountant
Career Outlook

Curriculum

The master’s in forensic accounting from the University of New Haven is designed to provide hands-on training in forensic auditing techniques, approaches, and ethical issues. You will study topics like corporate compliance, business valuation theory, fraud investigation, and litigation support.

Courses are seven weeks in duration and taught by a faculty of accounting experts with relevant experience in public accounting and the corporate world. Depending on your previous education, some courses can be waived or substituted to accelerate your degree.

Course Spotlight: ACCT 6655 – Forensic and Investigative Accounting

An overview and examination of investigative auditing techniques, criminology, and courtroom procedures for the forensic accountant. The course covers both litigation support and investigative accounting, examining the practical aspects of these two areas, as well as many of the newer technological areas. The course also examines corporate compliance programs to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Curriculum

Course Spotlight: ACCT 6662 – Fraud Examination

An examination of concepts and skills of fraud investigation and forensic accounting. Course coverage includes an overview of the fraud problem; prevention and detection of fraud and the use of technology to detect fraud; elements of fraud investigation, interview techniques, fraud types; employee, management, investment, vendor, and customer schemes; laws governing the prosecution of fraud cases.

Concentration Options

Accounting, MS: Artificial Intelligence Analytics (STEM)

This STEM-designated concentration features cutting-edge topics like database management, data visualization, and machine learning to enhance your knowledge in an emerging skill area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to commonly asked questions about online learning at the University of New Haven. If you need additional information that’s not covered here, our admissions team can help. Contact us or call 855.474.8465.

Students must choose a concentration as part of their degree.

Students can transfer up to six credits into the program. Keep in mind that at least 30 credit hours of coursework must be completed with the University of New Haven to graduate.

This program can follow a cohort model but is designed to be flexible based on your needs. You can complete your degree at your own pace.

Work experience is not required for admission to the M.S. in Accounting program.

While scholarships are not available for online students, the University of New Haven does accept federal financial aid.

The University of New Haven’s online master’s in accounting includes concentration options in forensic accounting and Artificial Intelligence/AI analytics (STEM).

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Sources:

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Accountants and Auditors. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm.
  2. Payscale, Average Forensic Accounting Salary. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Forensic_Accountant/Salary.
  3. Payscale, Average Managerial Accounting Salary. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Managerial_Accounting/Salary.