According to the industry trade publication Accounting Today, nearly 40 percent of the top 100 accounting firms in the U.S. are now expanding their forensics-related services. More than 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies employ Certified Fraud Examiners.
The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination at ERAU's Prescott Campus rewards inquisitive problem solvers looking for a career in accounting with a specialization in forensics. Graduates of the degree program will be prepared to identify and prevent fraud in public, private, and government sectors.
ERAU-Prescott is one of the only schools in the nation to offer this degree at the Bachelor level, on campus. Designed to meet the requirements of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, this program is created so that students can sit for the CPA exam and become certified after completing the additional 30 hours of education requirement. The program, which is an educational partner with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, is also designed to meet the requirements of the federal government (24 semester hours in accounting and a CFE certification) so that students can be immediately hired by the FBI, CIA, or many other government agencies. This degree program covers the following four major sections of the professional certification offered through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners:
- Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes
- Fraud Prevention and Deterrence
With the growing complexity of the overall business environment and the growing number of business-related fraud investigations, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination professionals are increasingly asked to assist in the investigations of financial issues by numerous federal, state, and local governmental agencies.
The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination degree is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences.