Executive Master of Accounting with a Concentration in Forensic Accounting
The Executive Master of Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting is a 2-year online degree program tailored to the needs of busy professionals. The forensic program is offered by the School of Accounting Executive Programs (SOAEP), a department in FAU’s AACSB-accredited and nationally recognized College of Business.
SOAEP has a diverse student body comprising students from 35 states and several countries (Japan, France, Czechoslovakia, Kenya, Bahamas, and Jamaica). Cutting edge technology in online learning gives students the flexibility and convenience to complete the entire curriculum from any place in the world. Students that desire a more traditional classroom experience may participate in the optional live lectures held on Saturday mornings at the Fort Lauderdale campus.
All students can view class lectures on an iPod, iPad, PC, Mac or cell phone or listen to lectures on an MP3 player while driving, jogging or even working out in the gym.
Students have the unique opportunity to learn from a faculty of professors and industry experts to integrate academic research with real life practice. Our faculty members and guest speakers publish articles and textbooks in forensic accounting. Students also benefit by learning from practitioners who have firsthand experience in expert witness testimony and active investigative work.
By the end of the 2-year program, students have a solid knowledge of fraud investigation and prevention, dispute resolution, litigation support, valuation, expert testimony, money-laundering investigation and other types of criminal investigation. In the collaboratively designed and taught writing course, students gain abilities in critical thinking and communication skills that involve investigative reading and effective writing while studying forensic accounting content.
A welcoming environment and high quality support services help students balance educational success with busy life schedules. Throughout the 2-year program, students receive comprehensive academic assistance (“SOAEP Administrative Staff”) and 24/7 IT technical support assistance.