100% Online BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation
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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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- Utica’s online economic crime degrees partners with and aligns to standards set by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts.
- The flexible, online curriculum supports your preparation for the Certified Fraud Exam (CFE) and the Certified Anti-money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) Exam, draws from a variety of disciplines and offers you a one-of-a-kind approach toward major areas of financial crime.
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.Request Information >>
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
Here are just a few of the courses you may take:
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
- Financial Examiner $81,4301
- Insurance Claims Investigator $81,4302
- Fraud Investigator $68,2702
- Forensic Accountant $73,5603
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- “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.
- “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.
- “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.