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.
About Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination at the Prescott, AZ Campus
The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination is where law enforcement meets the accounting world. Our students are inquisitive problem solvers looking for a career in accounting with a specialization in forensics. As an Embry-Riddle student, you will be trained to identify employee theft, securities fraud, identity theft, and other types of financial frauds in public, private, and government sectors.
The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination degree is housed in the School of Business and is ranked #2 for top Bachelor's Degrees in Forensic Accounting by Accounting Degree Review.
Emphasis is placed on accounting, with business, computer, law, and security courses rounding out the students’ knowledge.
The program focuses on effective communications, quantitative skills, social responsibility, technology, critical thinking skills, teamwork, and commitment to lifelong learning.
The coursework includes accounting, criminal justice, finance, and cybersecurity studies and also prepares students for the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam and certification.
With four major sections of the professional certification offered through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes; Law; Investigation; and Fraud Prevention and Deterrence), an ERAU education leaves the graduate prepared to begin their professional career upon graduation.