Online Master of Science in Accounting Forensic Accounting
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Sleuth out fraud
An MS in Accounting, Forensic Accounting concentration from Strayer University can give you the background to perform audits and evaluate complex risk models. As you develop skills in detecting and preventing fraud, you’ll discover ways to help businesses avoid compromised trust and disappearing assets. Even better, you can learn how to develop control procedures that prevent fraud in the first place.
Winter Classes Start on January 4
Program at a glance
11-week courses in the program
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Earn your degree online with Strayer
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Learn to weigh risk
In this program, you’ll study the risk environments that embezzlers exploit to steal company funds and learn how to develop and implement control procedures to prevent fraud.
Build your skills
- Analyze key areas critical to effective forensic accounting functions, including the risk environment.
- Manage accounting responsibility in the control environment.
- Perform fraud audits and prevent and detect fraud.
- Navigate state boards of accountancy for specific CPA exam requirements.
- Apply key forensic accounting concepts.
The high-quality higher education you deserve
Accredited online university
Strayer University is proud to be certified or accredited by four respected organizations. We’re committed to meeting quality standards, so you can earn an industry-recognized diploma you’re proud to display. View the ACBSP student achievement information.
Strayer University is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), www.msche.org. Strayer University’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. MSCHE most recently reaffirmed Strayer University’s accreditation status in June 2017, with the next self-study evaluation scheduled for the 2025–2026 academic year.
MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
1:1 attention you deserve
Our professors promise you a personalized learning experience that keeps you connected, engaged and moving forward.
A real student community
Experience online and live discussions, receive mentoring, expand your professional networks and create lifelong friendships.
Affording your degree
At Strayer, you’ll find plenty of ways to make your tuition affordable, so you can worry less about your budget and get down to business.
cost per course
degree conferral (one-time only)
technology fee (one per term)
Ways to reduce your cost
Transfer up to 4 classes toward your master's degree.
Save up to 25% off the cost of select master’s degrees. Eligibility rules apply.
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Develop specialized skills
Along with learning the basic concepts and principles of financial accounting and reporting used in business today, you’ll study forensic accounting, emerging auditing techniques and fraud prevention and detection. View all courses.
This course provides a framework for an understanding of forensic accounting. Topics covered include various foundation areas of importance to the forensic accountant, the basic forensic accounting tool-oriented areas and practice areas relevant to forensic accounting.
This course focuses on the assurances given to financial statements and other documents by the independent auditor in the context of auditing organizations and their business strategies. It compares the traditional independent auditing procedures to those found in the emerging new audit process and risk models.
Evaluate the fraud risk environment, key roles related to fraud prevention and strategies for fraud prevention and detection.
Prerequisite: ACC 403
Surveys in-depth analysis of current auditing issues, including professional standards and ethics, internal control gathering and documentation of evidence, and statistical sampling. Focuses on detailed analysis of audit programs and electronic data processing, as well as concepts concerning the financial condition and operation of commercial enterprises.
Introduces the student to systems analysis and application of information systems concepts to the accounting process and accounting models, both manual and automated.
This course allows students to apply the knowledge gained in the program related to financial and managerial accounting, forensic accounting and auditing concepts. The students will apply critical thinking and decision-making skills to real world business cases involving complex accounting decision through analysis, synthesis, prescription and application of accounting concepts.
A grade of B or higher is required for satisfactory course completion.
Master’s admission requirements
Before you can pursue your master’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
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