Forensic Accounting Master's Degree Program
Forensic Accounting has existed for many years but with the growing complexity of the business environment and the growing number of business related investigations, forensic accounting professionals are increasingly asked to assist in the investigation of financial and business related improper activity.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics has recognized this trend in its forecast of increasing demand for forensic accountants in the future.
What does a forensic accountant do?
A forensic accountant is often retained to analyze, interpret, summarize and present complex financial and business related issues in a manner which is both understandable and properly supported. In order to properly perform these services a Forensic Accountant must be able to apply accounting to collect, analyze and evaluate evidence in order to communicate findings in the courtroom and other venues. In addition, a Forensic Accountant must be able to identify substance over form when dealing with an issue.
If you are interested in a career in fighting accounting fraud and other improper financial activity, the MS in Forensic Accounting Degree at Webster University offers a rigorous academic series that delivers a combination of knowledge and skills that will help prepare you for a career in forensic accounting.
Learn to detect fraud, accounting schemes, off balance sheet financing, fictitious sales, valuation of businesses and more by completing Webster’s 36 credit hour Master of Science degree program consisting of 12 courses designed for serious professionals.
Points of Distinction
- A curriculum that includes courses in criminal and civil investigation, legal procedure, management of evidence, cyber forensics, substantive law, valuation, economic damages and internal auditing.
- Courses that integrate, in the course activities, a variety of cases, role-playing exercises and real-life experiences in the forensic accounting field.
- Faculty who have extensive and varied backgrounds in forensic accounting, both from an academic and practical standpoint, who will both challenge and educate the students.