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Forensic Accounting & Fraud Investigation Certificate

The forensic accounting & fraud examination certificate at SMSU is structured to advance the knowledge-base of qualified undergraduate and graduate students, and working professionals.  The forensic accounting/fraud examination certificate will enable students to become a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Forensic Accountant (CFA), or Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF).        

The forensic accounting & fraud examination certificate at SMSU involves creating a collaborative online environment in which students can develop analytical and in-depth accounting skills.  Students will be prepared to identify and conduct research on forensic accounting and fraud examination through the use of on-line databases, and present findings, recommendations, and concluding remarks.   The learning environment is conducive to provide students with an opportunity to draw from personal and diverse student backgrounds.

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Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State St.
Marshall, MN 56258

Course Guidelines

Typical Course Requirements
SMSU Course Number Pre-Requisite courses for Program Semester Credit Hours
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACCT 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
ACCT 424 Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination 3
ACCT 427 Essentials of Forensic Accounting 3
ACCT 430 Forensic Analytics I: Methods and Techniques for Forensic Investigation 3
ACCT 433 Forensic Analytics II: Methods and Techniques for Forensic Investigation 3
PHIL 105 Ethical Issues in Business 3
Total 21

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