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MS in Accounting - Forensic Accounting

Individuals who wish to study advanced accounting principles and learn to prevent accounting fraud might opt to pursue accounting master's degrees that emphasize forensics. Strayer University offers the opportunity for such education with the Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting

School Offering Program:

Strayer University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Program applicants might have prior knowledge of accounting theories, and they should possess good mathematical and analytical skills. They should have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent; however, graduate or specialized programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

This program was designed for students who want to learn to perform fraud-detection audits. They'll also be able to examine methods for ensuring the financial accountability of the companies or government agencies they serve. In addition to gaining an understanding of financial risk management procedures, students will explore fraud detection and prevention techniques. Graduates of this program could go on to pursue the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential, though this program does not purport to meet requirements for licensure.

Learning Format:

Online and Campus-Based

Program Length:

54 credits.

Financial Aid:

Students enrolled in Strayer University may be eligible for federal grants and loans, employer tuition assistance, military benefits, state grants, institutional scholarships, and private loans.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Strayer University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Area I - Core Component Courses (40.5 credits)

  • ACC 557: Financial Accounting
  • ACC 560: Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 562: Advanced Auditing
  • ACC 564: Accounting Information Systems
  • ACC 599: Graduate Accounting Capstone
  • ECO 550: Managerial Economics and Globalization
  • FIN 534: Financial Management
  • LEG 500: Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance
  • LEG 565: Commercial Law
  • MAT 540: Quantitative Methods

Area II - Forensic Accounting Concentration Component Courses (13.5 credits)

  • ACC 571: Forensic Accounting
  • ACC 574: Emerging Auditing Technologies
  • ACC 578: Fraud Prevention and Detection

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates might choose to pursue employment in government agencies as well as in the private sector. Positions could be sought with businesses, financial institutions, insurance companies, auditing companies, or accounting firms.

Professional certifications and experience could open the doors to career opportunities such as:

  • Forensic Accountant
  • Government Accountant
  • Financial Investigator
  • Internal Auditor

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