Stevenson University Online's Master of Science in Forensic Accounting provides students with the necessary skills in asset protection and financial reporting to prepare them for careers in both investigative accounting and fraud prevention. In recent years, numerous multi-billion-dollar financial crimes have required organizations to become more aggressive in detecting and preventing fraud. Our graduate program trains accounting professionals to assess fraud risk and adequacy of internal control structures, evaluate financial evidence, and effectively communicate findings, analysis, and conclusions during legal proceedings.
Developed for experienced working professionals and recent college graduates alike, Stevenson's Forensic Accounting graduate program is offered fully online and equips students with the knowledge to appear as expert witnesses at legal proceedings. Courses in Stevenson University’s online master’s in Forensic Accounting program are taught by practicing forensic accountants and focus on synthesizing accounting, auditing, computer, and investigative analyses into coherent, defensible conclusions.
Career Opportunities on the Rise
Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. The vast number of financial violations in recent years have resulted in new legislation and professional auditing standards that require the expertise of forensic accountants to protect the integrity of the financial system both in the public and private sectors. Stricter laws and regulations in the financial sector will likely raise the demand for accounting services as organizations seek to comply with new standards. Additionally, the “CSI effect” has led to an increased reliance on expert witnesses such as forensic accountants whereas in the past, judges and juries were more willing to accept less forensic proof.