Master - Accounting: Forensic Accounting

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Are you seeking an advanced education that could help you develop knowledge and skills you might apply to managerial positions in auditing and investigative accounting? If this is your career goal, then you might consider becoming a student of Strayer University's Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting program. Read on for more information about this program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Strayer University's Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting program is designed to deliver an advanced education in accounting practices and principles while focusing on methods and techniques in accounting investigations. Concentration courses provide study in forensic accounting tools, auditing procedures, risk analysis, and fraud detection and prevention methods.

In core courses, you will discuss managerial accounting, financial accounting, accounting information systems, global management strategies, ethics, financial management, and internal auditing practices. Case study examinations provided in the capstone course allow for the practical application of methods and concepts studied throughout the program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should have strong analytical and organizational skills and already possess a bachelor's degree before enrolling in Strayer University's Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting program. You might also have a professional background in accounting or finance. Applicants to Strayer University's programs should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must earn a total of 54 credits to successfully complete the Master of Science degree in Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting. This total includes 40.5 credits in the core curriculum and 13.5 in the area of concentration.

Master of Science in Accounting with a Concentration in Forensic Accounting Course Requirements

AREA ICORE COMPONENT
ACC 557Financial Accounting
ACC 560Managerial Accounting
ACC 562 Advanced Auditing
ACC 564 Accounting Information Systems
ACC 599Graduate Accounting Capstone
ECO 550Managerial Economics and Globalization
FIN 534Financial Management
LEG 500

LEG 565
Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance
OR
Commercial Law
MAT 540 Quantitative Methods

AREA IICONCENTRATION COMPONENT
ACC 571Forensic Accounting
ACC 574Emerging Auditing Technologies
ACC 578Fraud Prevention and Detection

What Are My Post-Graduation Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

Once you have completed Strayer University's Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting program, you could be prepared to apply the investigative and administrative skills you might have developed to senior management or directorial positions in the field. You might seek work in corporate accounting or finance departments, law offices, law enforcement organizations, government agencies, or insurance companies. Positions you could pursue include:

  • Internal Audit Director
  • Senior Forensic Accountant
  • Senior Forensic Analyst
  • Fraud, Forensic, and Litigation Specialist