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Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting

Available: Fall

Program Description

This graduate certificate program in Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting is an intensive two-semester program that provides you with a skills-oriented approach to the practice of the investigation of fraud, financial disputes and other irregularities in today's business world. It allows you to specialize in a growing field and can be an excellent supplement to any business or accounting diploma. With the growth of white-collar crime and budgetary pressures on law enforcement, many larger organizations must rely on their own resources to prevent, detect and quantify fraud. There is also a demand for individuals who can apply computer techniques to investigations. This program equips you with these important skills.

Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting offers you relevant professional skills and knowledge for this growing career area. You'll have the opportunity to acquire technical skills and practical knowledge in fraud investigation, law, criminology, ethics, computer forensics and data mining.

Graduates are strongly encouraged to pursue their Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation through the ACFE upon completion of their Seneca studies.

Campus

Duration

2 Semesters (8 Months)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Your Career

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) estimates that the typical organization loses 5% of its revenues each year to fraud, or $3.5 trillion globally, with over half never recovering the funds. The sectors most commonly affected are banking and financial services, government, public administration and manufacturing. (Source: ACFE '2012 Report to the Nation;). With this crime increasing each year, there has never been a better time to start a cutting-edge career as a fraud examiner or forensic accounting investigator with public accounting firms, financial institutions such as banks, insurance and credit card companies, government agencies and financial regulators or as civilian employees in law enforcement.

CPA Ontario Learning Centre

Grow your accounting and finance skill set in a space dedicated to supporting and engaging Seneca students, whether at the introductory or advanced levels of their accounting studies. Academic support is offered in partnership with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. Located in the Newnham Campus Learning Centre.

Related Careers

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • A recognized degree or postsecondary diploma from an accredited institution in a related business area; OR
  • Mature applicants with 3 to 5 years of documented work experience in a related field may be considered. Relevant résumé and references must be provided.
  • Proof of accounting fundamentals in a previous course, program or through work experience
  • English proficiency at the postsecondary level.

Program Costs

2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR

Tuition – Domestic

$5,912

Tuition – International

$14,410

Book & Supply Costs

$1,533


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

Admissions

Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

Domestic
Angelie Ramirez 416.491.5050 ext. 22058 Angelie.Ramirez@senecacollege.ca
International

Student Recruitment

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Student Recruitment
Additional Contacts

Program Coordinator

Samky Mak 416.491.5050 ext. 26872 Samky.Mak@senecacollege.ca

Program Chair

Karen Murkar 416.491.5050 ext. 22337 Karen.Murkar@senecacollege.ca

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions


Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities


Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees


A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates


Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network