Accounting Forensics, MSAF

Offered in: Chicago

The Master of Science in Accounting Forensics (MSAF) is designed to prepare graduate students for a career in a new, exciting field of accounting. This program is for people of various professional backgrounds including accountants, tax professionals, attorneys, bankers, insurers, law enforcement and criminal justice personnel, and various government employees.

Accounting forensics is the specialty practice that looks at the evidence behind the numbers and then digs into their contents. Forensic accountants, also referred to as forensic auditors or investigative auditors, often assist lawyers in performing investigations or act as expert witnesses in the litigation process. The forensic accountant combines the skills of an accountant, an auditor, and an investigator. To be successful in this profession, the student should have a sense of curiosity. Through the program the student will develop strong analytical and deductive skills and professional judgment.

Requirements

To earn the MSAF, students must successfully complete at least 31 credit hours: a one-credit-hour business orientation course, seven core courses, and three electives.

Orientation (required)
BADM 401GRADUATE BUSINESS ORIENTATION1
ACCT 406ISSUES IN ASSET VALUATION3
Required
ACCT 471FRAUD EXAMINATION3
ACCT 473FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND FRAUD3
ACCT 474ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING3
ACCT 475COMPUTER FORENSICS & AUDITING3
ACCT 477TOPICS IN BUSINESS FORENSICS3
INFS 401INFORMATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT3
Electives
Three graduate level electives from INFS and ACCT courses9
Total Credit Hours31