This graduate degree qualifies you to take the Uniform CPA Exam required of all certified public accountants, and prepares you to start earning industry-recognized credentials in fraud examination and financial forensics as soon as you obtain your CPA license.
Through this specialized curriculum, in the Forensic Accounting program of University at Albany you’ll gain general expertise in public accounting practice while mastering advanced topics covered in the most respected certification exams in forensic accounting.
Forensic accountants analyze financial records, trace funds, locate hidden assets, investigate transactions, and interview people involved with white-collar crimes such as money laundering, insurance fraud, embezzlement, misappropriated products and services, credit card theft, false bankruptcy, etc.
The type of forensic work you’ll be doing depends on the focus of the business or public agency that employs you.
As a forensic accounting student at UAlbany, you have access to career services offered by the School of Business and can easily connect with recruiters from major accounting firms, corporations, and government agencies.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Statistical Methods for Forensic Accounting and Assurance
- Fraud Examination
- Financial Statement Fraud and Corporate Governance
- Digital Forensics
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Advanced Cost Management
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesAccounting Forensic Science Forensic Accounting View 701 other Masters in Accounting in United States
- Official transcripts of all schools attended
- Three Letters of Recommendation
- Statement of Goals: the statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program. It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals.
International23100 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 12 months.
National23100 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 12 months.
In-State11310 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5655 USD per semester during 12 months.
Living costs for Albany
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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