Prepare for In-Demand Roles with a Master’s Degree in Fraud and Forensics
Financial crimes are increasingly prevalent in a wide range of industries. The need for highly skilled accounting experts with a deep understanding of how to detect threats and navigate the legal process is growing. Those with a Master of Science in Fraud and Forensics are prepared to meet that need.
- 61,700 new accounting and auditing jobs will be created between 2019 and 2029.1
- Carlow graduates are prepared for forensic accounting careers in an array of industries, including law enforcement, business, healthcare, government and banking
The demand for individuals with this expertise leads to lucrative salaries. MS in Fraud and Forensics alumni consistently rank as the highest earning graduates of Carlow University. Pursuing a Cyber Threat Research and Analytics track in our program can further set you apart. After graduation, you’ll be prepared to sit for the CFE exam and qualified for the 150 hours required to take the CPA exam.
Cyber Threat Analyst:
Cyber threat analysts work for a variety of organizations to identify, monitor and investigate digital threats. They compile reports and understand how threats could impact their organizations.
Auditors examine financial statements to ensure they comply with laws and are accurate and organized. They inspect accounting systems for potential risks for fraud and suggest ways to improve.
Additional forensic accounting careers:
- Financial fraud investigator
- Money laundering investigator
- Risk management officer
- Compliance officer
- Cyber financial analyst
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Program Outcomes: In-Demand Skills for a Variety of Industries
When you complete this program, you will be able to:
- Understand financial criminals and how to build financial and personal profiles of suspects.
- Perform risk analysis and create policies, processes and procedures for risk avoidance.
- Detect and investigate financial, cyber and white-collar crimes.
- Analyze ways in which financial crimes can be addressed and remediated through the legal system.
- Demonstrate analytical and communication skills to increase consultative expertise in the fields of cyber and financial crimes.
- Apply computer-aided forensic accounting investigation techniques with data mining, data extraction and case management software in a fraud investigation.
- Conduct a fraud investigation, including performing fraud audits and examining financial statements.
Growing your fraud and forensics career is a huge step, and our team of instructors is ready to help you succeed.
Carlow has an educational partnership with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), as well as a memorandum of understanding with the National Cyber Forensics Training Alliance (NCFTA).
Career Planning Services
Carlow provides career advising sessions, career-related programming, job search support and employer engagement on and off campus.
Our faculty are well-connected and have years of experience in the criminal justice system. They’re prepared to help you find your path and able to introduce you to others who can help.
Our alumni network consists of more than 200 highly successful professionals who are ready to connect for networking opportunities, as well as to offer support and guidance.