Overview

WHY CONSIDER A FORENSIC ACCOUNTING CERTIFICATE?


Forensic Accounting is the use of accounting and other business techniques to investigate and uncover fraud, gather evidence and present findings in a courtroom setting. The criminal site investigation involves the applicable books, financial records and documents examined. Frauds include theft of cash and merchandise, corruption, bribery, kickbacks, fraudulent financial statements, hidden assets, divorce, bankruptcy, money laundering, identity theft and false insurance claims. Earning a Forensic Accounting Certificate can help you move forward in this career field.

Several state and federal government agencies and businesses hire individuals with a Forensic Accounting Certificate . All large public accounting firms now have a Forensic Accounting department and many small firms have an individual working part time in this function. In addition to providing an educational base for entry level employment in the field, the Forensic Accounting Certificate will help prepare students to take the Certified Fraud Examiner Examination and become a Certified Fraud Examiner. Please visit www.acfe.org for more information.

The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business at Post University's Forensic Accounting Certificate course work prepares students for rewarding careers in this growing field. Those who hold a Forensic Accounting Certificate can move on to complete four-year degrees and pursue professional certification relevant to the accounting professions (CPA and CMA).

Students in any major may pursue a Forensic Accounting Certificate by completing the required courses.

Federal Financial Aid is not available for this program.

POST UNIVERSITY'S FORENSIC ACCOUNTING CERTIFICATE IS IDEAL FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO:

  • Gain the skills and experiences they'll need to succeed in a wide range of career opportunities in public, private and non-profit organizations
  • Use materials and techniques developed in the field and based on accepted forensic accounting principles to get real-world knowledge and skills that can be applied immediately as they complete their Forensic Accounting Certificate required course work
  • Learn from faculty members who have advanced degrees and years of relevant experience in the field of forensic accounting

BENEFITS OF POST UNIVERSITY'S FORENSIC ACCOUNTING CERTIFICATE

  • Post University is an accredited New England university that has been providing quality education to its students since 1890.
  • Our small classes are taught by faculty members who have advanced degrees and extensive real-world experience in their respective fields.
  • We offer a high-quality, career-focused Forensic Accounting Certificate that can make a real difference in your future career.
  • Our Forensic Accounting Certificate features a curriculum with a strong focus on innovation, creativity and leadership. You won't be learning from static text on a page; you'll be part of a highly interactive, practice-based learning environment.
  • You will get a great return on your investment (ROI), earning a valuable certificate at an affordable price.

Faculty Advisor Contact Information
Richard Dumont
203.596.8599

FORENSIC ACCOUNTING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FAST FACTS
STUDENTS IN THIS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM 7
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE 13
2011-2012 PROGRAM COMPLETERS 2
NORMAL PROGRAM COMPLETION TIME 1 year
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM COST
Certificate Program Tuition and Fees* $19,075
Room and Board* $10,430
Approximate Program Text Book Cost* $1,125
*This is the cost of the entire certificate program using current tuition and room and board rates, and based on the number of credits to complete this certificate. Actual program cost will vary depending on the amount of financial aid provided and whether or not students transfer in any credits. For current tuition rates, go to http://www.post.edu/maincampus/tuition.shtml.
OCCUPATIONS (This degree will prepare you for careers including, but not limited to, the ones listed below.)
Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-2099.04
Financial Examiners http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-2061.00
Accountants and Auditors http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-2011.00