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Door-Opening Credentials

Fraud, Financial Crime, Compliance, Cybersecurity, and Cyber Policy Degrees

Financial crime is on the rise. Utica College, a 25-year international leader in financial crime fighting education, offers a comprehensive suite of cutting-edge online programs to help career-oriented students become highly specialized in these growing fields.

Utica College offers these online degree programs:

Cybersecurity and Cyber Policy
  • BS in Cybersecurity – Network Forensics & Intrusion, Information Assurance, Homeland Security & Emergency Management, Cyber Operations or Cybercrime
  • MBA in Cybersecurity, Cyber Policy, Finance/Accounting, Insurance & Risk Management or General topics
  • MS in Cybersecurity – Intelligence, Computer Forensics or Cyber Operations
  • MPS Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis - Cyber Policy, Cyber Data Fusion and Analysis
  • Cybersecurity Technologies Certificate
  • Cyber Crime and Fraud Investigation Certificate
  • Cyber Network Defense Certificate
  • Computer Forensics Certificate of Advanced Studies
  • Cyber Operations Certificate of Advanced Studies
  • Cyber Policy Certificate of Advanced Studies
  • Monitoring, Surveillance, and Intelligence Operations Certificate of Advanced Studies
Fraud and Financial Crime
  • BS Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation – Financial Investigation or Fraud Prevention and Detection
  • MS in Financial Crime and Compliance Management
  • MBA in Economic Crime and Fraud Management
  • Financial Crime and Compliance Operation Certificate of Advanced Studies
  • Organizational Risk Assessment and Management Certificate of Advanced Studies
  • Regulatory and Compliance Assurance Certificate of Advanced Studies
  • Financial Crimes Investigator Certificate

Personal Focus. Global Potential.

Utica College is globally recognized as a collaborative resource for government agencies and for top institutions in both the public and private sectors.

MBA Economic Crime and Fraud Management

Stephanie R. Nesbitt

Director of the MBA and RMI Programs
Assistant Professor of Risk Management and Insurance

Stephanie R. Nesbitt, Assistant Professor of Risk Management and Insurance and Director of the MBA and RMI Programs, received her J.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Law, M.B.A. from Syracuse University and B.A. in Speech Communication from Ithaca College. Prior to joining the Utica College faculty in August 2012, Stephanie spent 18 years working in industry as a risk manager and practicing attorney. Stephanie has been a featured speaker at several national, state-wide and regional industry conferences on topics such as insurance cost allocation methods, the impact of risk management on healthcare quality, individual and team accountability to improve healthcare quality, and HIPAA and patient privacy. Stephanie is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the American Society of Hospital Risk Managers, and is licensed to practice law in the state of New York.

MS Cybersecurity, MPS Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis, & BS Cybersecurity

Joseph V. Giordano

Director of the Cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate programs

Mr. Giordano is an Assistant Professor at Utica College teaching in both the cybersecurity undergraduate program and the Financial Crime and Compliance Management graduate program. Professor Giordano is currently the director of the cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate programs at Utica College. Joe has a B.S. from Utica College and an M.S. from Syracuse University. He worked for the Air Force Research Laboratory from 1981-2007. He finished his career as the Technical Adviser for cyber operations R&D. While at AFRL his areas of expertise included database technology, information assurance, and cyber warfare. After his retirement, he worked part-time at ITT as the Technical Director of the Cyber Information Management, Processing and Exploitation group. Professor Giordano is currently working part-time as an Advising Engineer at Assured Information Security, a small business that specializes in cyber operations R&D. He is currently a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, and the Operations Security Professionals Society.

MS Financial Crime and Compliance Management

Kyung-Seok Choo, PhD

Director of the Financial Crime and Compliance Management program

For the last 13 years, Prof. Choo has taught numerous courses, including criminological research methods, fraud prevention technique, fraud and compliance operation, white-collar crime/elite deviance, international perspective on crimes, and organized crime. He also taught the graduate courses such as research and analytical method for fraud management and economic crime management.

He is currently leading a federal project to develop and test Juvenile Drug Court Guidelines funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), as a Senior Research Associate at the WestEd Justice and Prevention Research. He has also been involved in numerous federal/state/foreign government funded projects: 1) a National Institute of Justice funded study for a school safety intelligence fusion center in Miami-Dade, 2) Department of Education’s Louisiana Safe and Successful Schools Initiative, 3) a Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) funded research on Sex Offender Authentication, 4) a Korean Institute of Criminology funded transnational human trafficking study, 5) the Massachusetts Shannon Community Safety Initiative, and 6) a BJA-funded research on Identity Fraud Trends and Patterns.

The research results have been published as academic journal articles in Asian Journal of Criminology, Victims and Offenders, Sex Offender Law Report, British Journal of Community Justice, Crime and Criminal Justice International, and Women and Criminal Justice. His book “Gangs and Immigrant Youth” published in 2007 has been well received.

Formerly, he served as deputy director of Justice and Prevention Research Center at WestEd and an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

BS & Certificate, Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation

Donald J. Rebovich, Ph.D.

Professor of Criminal Justice

Donald J. Rebovich, Ph.D., is associate professor and director of the Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation Program at Utica College. He is also Executive Director of the Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP) of Utica College.

Before coming to Utica College, Prof. Rebovich served as research director for the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the American Prosecutors Research Institute. At NW3C he was responsible for directing the national analysis of Internet crime report data generated by the FBI's Internet Fraud Complaint Center and directing the National Public Survey on White Collar Crime. He is the author of Dangerous Ground: The World of Hazardous Waste Crime, which presented the results of the first empirical study of environmental crime and its control in the United States. He is also the assistant editor of the Journal of Economic Crime Management. His background includes research in economic crime victimization, white collar crime prosecution, and multijurisdictional task force development.

Prof. Rebovich has served as advisor to the U.S. Department of Justice on tribal technology and information sharing, and on environmental crime control. He obtained his B.S. degree in Psychology from the College of New Jersey and received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University.