With our career-focused curriculum, you can learn the key aspects of forensic accounting and gain exposure to areas such as economics, auditing, fraud examination, criminal investigation and cybercrimes. This real-world specialization allows for in-depth study, with more than half of the courses dedicated to Forensic Accounting. You can also develop a broad knowledge base common to forensic accounting professionals in today’s business environments. At AIU, more of the courses you take are devoted to your area of interest, on average, than at other similar schools. For a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Forensic Accounting, your classes can include:
This course presents concepts of auditing, outlining the standards and practices of today's auditors, and preparing students to perform the Integrated Audit with a necessary understanding of enterprise risk management and professional judgment as the future of the auditing profession.
Accounting Information Systems
This course focuses on the study of concepts and terminology of accounting information systems and their use in decision making in accounting and auditing. The course also covers Information Technology (IT) fundamentals, responsibilities and business implications.
This course explores the elements of investigation including crime scenes, witnesses and evidence, and includes such topics as investigative techniques, evidence documentation, interrogation and arrest. The course addresses the particulars of investigating major crimes.
This hands-on introductory course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to begin a computer-based investigation. The course begins with an overview of computer forensics and then proceeds to introduce forensics tools, concepts, and documentation of evidence/procedures. The course uses common and accepted incident Response Policies and Procedures for previewing and securing digital evidence. Topics include: the basics of computer evidence and basic forensic methodology.
This course covers key aspects of fraud examination including fraud detection, deterrence and prevention, internal controls, audit and investigation techniques, law and evidence, and fraud schemes involving businesses and consumers, financial institutions, healthcare, insurance, intellectual property, and securities. Linkages to pertinent aspects of interdisciplinary coursework in information technology and criminal justice will be examined.
This course examines the various types of evidence admissible by law, including real, demonstrative and documentary evidence. This course addresses the roles lay witnesses and expert evidence play in the legal setting as well as during a criminal trial.
Principles of Financial Accounting
This course focuses on the underlying concepts, ethical, regulatory and business environment of financial reporting with an emphasis on measurement, valuation and presentation of typical asset-related items.
Business and Professional Ethics for Accountants
This course is an examination of moral and ethical issues within the accounting professional. Topics include ethical behavior and decision-making in the context of professional codes of conduct.
Quantitative Methods and Analysis
In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of probability, statistics, and their applications in business decision making.
Management and Leadership of Organizations
This course examines the elements of management and leadership as they apply to modern organizations. Special emphasis is placed on organizational change, role of managers, and cultural differences found in today's management environment.
Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
This course provides undergraduate students with a comprehensive introduction to the business sector's relationship to the principal forces operating in the ethical and legal environments. Particular attention is given to the constraints and opportunities presented by the regulatory environments in North America and the European Union. The course also provides an in-depth, comparative framework for understanding the ethical and intercultural challenges facing contemporary multinational and international organizations. With respect to the legal framework within which most business organizations operate, course topics include corporate problems of raising and maintaining capital by shares; relationships of directors to shareholders; respective rights and obligations; relationships of companies to third parties; control and the principle of majority rule.
The emphasis in this course is on applying and synthesizing concepts and techniques from all previous business/concentrations courses. The class sessions are designed to familiarize students with the many dimensions of business, with special emphasis on the area of specialization.
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