100% Online BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation

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CTCE Certification

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Learn to Investigate and Prevent Financial Crimes With a Specialized Degree

No sector is safe from financial corruption and fraud. Make an impact in the fight against crimes like these with our online financial crime investigation degree.

With the online B.S. in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation, you’ll explore common causes of financial mismanagement, corruption, all kinds of fraud. You’ll learn the steps investigators take to gather, analyze, and preserve evidence of criminal financial activity.

Choose one of two concentrations — Financial Investigation or Fraud Prevention and Detection — and focus on the career track of your choice to deepen your expertise in this area.

Utica University’s fully online and flexible degree programs enable you to balance your personal and professional responsibilities while gaining the analysis skills and valuable insights to create positive change for organizations in business, health care, education, and more.

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Continue Your Undergraduate Education

This online degree is also a completer program, which means that students may transfer credits into an undergraduate program at Utica University. Students may also complete all 120 credits at Utica University as a full, undergraduate degree. Candidates for the baccalaureate degree must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of study at Utica University. A maximum of 90-98 credits may be transferred from four-year institutions, and 60-64 from two-year institutions, depending on one’s academic major. Transfer students who matriculate with 60 or more credits need to declare a major upon entering Utica University.

Choose Your Concentration

As you learn, choose your preferred concentration and specialize. Each path offers the opportunity to build your skills and prepares you to enter the field ready to make an impact.

B.S. in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation Concentration

Learn accounting skills to pinpoint and document potential financial misdeeds with coursework that emphasizes accounting concepts and procedures, data analysis, methods of detecting fraud and damage assessment.

B.S. in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation Concentration

Learn to identify potential deception and other forms of economic crimes as well as areas of potential vulnerability to fraud and economic crime.

CipherTrace Certified Examiner (CTCE) Certification

Through a unique partnership with CipherTrace — a leading cryptocurrency intelligence company — you can become a and learn how to analyze and trace funds lost in cryptocurrency fraud and theft. Once certified, you’ll be able to complete an active investigation at CipherTrace and write the case report, giving you direct, hands-on experience and demonstrating an incredibly valuable skill set to employers.

Utica University is the first university in the nation to become an education partner with the preeminent association for anti-money laundering and financial crime investigations – the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). The unique academic partnership provides some very important benefits to both ACAMS members and Utica students, including tuition discounts and preparation for the CAMS certification exam.

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How Will You Learn & Grow?

Online learning is soaring in popularity, especially for those with irregular schedules and no/little access to a physical campus. Utica University presents online learners with the same rigorous curriculum, esteemed faculty, alumni network, and collaborative community found on campus. Make the decision to acquire the knowledge and skills that could take you to the next step in life and Utica University will be here to support you every step of the way.

An Innovative Approach to Fighting Fraud

As one of the first programs of its kind in the United States, Utica University’s online B.S. in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation degree takes a holistic approach to the investigation and deterrence of economic crime.

Our fraud and financial crime investigation curriculum was developed as part of our suite of financial crime and criminal justice studies, so courses not only teach you deep-knowledge forensic investigative skills but also round out your business acumen with subject matter pertaining to broader disciplines, including:

  • Criminal justice
  • Ethics
  • Law
  • Sociology

Here are just a few of the courses you may take:

Economic Crime Investigation

This examination of white-collar crime in the United States emphasizes investigatory techniques related to these types of crime.

Forensic Accounting & Fraud Auditing

You’ll learn integration of accounting, auditing, and fraud investigative skills, as well as understand how to resolve accounting irregularities. You’ll use auditing case studies to analyze documents and internal controls, trace funds, examine business interruption losses, and preserve and prepare evidence.

Payment Systems and Fraud

Examine modern payment systems from a global perspective. You’ll become familiar with opportunities for fraud within payment systems, and learn techniques for preventing, detecting, and investigating fraud.

Criminological Research Methods

Gain an understanding of quantitative methods and their application in crime study. Through the analysis of scientific journals, you’ll test hypotheses and evaluate policy, in addition to exploring computer applications in processing data and data analysis.

Get Qualified for In-Demand Careers

With your Bachelor of Science in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation from Utica University, you’ll be ready to fight against fraud and enter a rewarding and profitable career. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports opportunities for financial examiners will grow by 18 percent1 between 2020 and 2030 and shows a current median income of $81,430.1

With your financial crime investigation degree, you’ll be prepared to improve the bottom line in any industry as you ensure best practices to prevent, deter, and minimize the impacts of financial crime.

Roles for fraud and financial crime experts

  1. Financial Examiner $81,4301
  2. Insurance Claims Investigator $81,4302
  3. Fraud Investigator $68,2702
  4. Forensic Accountant $73,5603

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Sources

  1. “Financial Examiners,” Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved December 12, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial-examiners.htm.
  2. “Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators,” Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved December 12, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/claims-adjusters-appraisers-examiners-and-investigators.htm.
  3. “Accountants and Auditors,” Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved December 12, 2021, from https:/www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm.