Financial Crimes Investigation
There are trillions of reasons to join one of the fastest-growing careers, specifically four trillion reasons — that’s how much money internal corporate fraud costs each year and fraudulent crimes against persons is nearly the same.
The Financial Crimes Investigation concentration examines white-collar crime and financial fraud. Network with professionals and explore careers in cybercrime investigations, fraud investigations, international crime investigations, organized-crime investigations, corporate security, loss prevention, anti-money laundering, law enforcement, risk management and numerous other fields.
In addition, the concentration in Financial Crimes Investigation is designed to provide students with the knowledge to sit for the following certification exams: ACFCS Certified Financial Crimes Specialist (CFCS), AICPA’s Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), ACFE Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), IAFCI Certified Financial Crimes Investigator (CFCI), ACAMS Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and other national and international certifications.
The program requires 30 units of graduate credit for the degree.
Required Courses (for a total of 15 credits)
- CJST 6631 – Investigations I
- LSTD 6620 – Regulation & Occupational Fraud
- CJST 6651 – Criminal Procedure
- INVS 6601 – White Collar Crime Analytics
- INVS 6690 – Topics in Investigations
Financial Crimes Investigation Electives (15 credits)
- CJST 6630 – Investigating Financial Crimes
- CJST 6600 – Computer Crime: Legal Issues and Investigative Procedures
Plus three (3) electives approved by advisor (9 credits).
Needs to be included:
Students are not limited to courses in the Investigations catalogue for electives, and may take courses in criminal justice, white collar crimes, national security, and digital forensics investigations or other programs. It is recommended that students discuss elective selections with their advisor to maximize the educational and career opportunities. Based on a student’s work experience or previous course work, certain core requirements may be substituted by other courses.
*Under the agreement with the ACFCS, this course provides 25 continuing education credits towards the CFCS certification and reduced fee to sit for the certification exam
As someone pursuing a career change to the criminal justice field, the accelerated online Master’s program offers the unique ability to jump start my new career in law enforcement while still providing the flexibility to work full-time.