Overview

The American University Washington DC is an engaging faculty which will guide the Forensic Accounting students in developing and honing the skills necessary to prevent, detect, and investigate fraud and financial irregularities in today's complex business world.

Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting

The Kogod School of Business graduate certificate in forensic accounting is designed for both professionals looking to advance their career in forensic accounting and those seeking to expand into this exciting field. Students of the program will be well prepared to work in international consulting firms, major corporations, and law enforcement agencies.

The graduate certificate in forensic accounting provides a rigorous and cutting-edge curriculum. Our engaging faculty will guide students in developing and honing the skills necessary to prevent, detect, and investigate fraud and financial irregularities in today's complex business world.

The forensic accounting program topics include: fraudulent financial reporting; fraud schemes; investigation techniques; financial statement analysis and valuation techniques; and expert testimony.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Forensic Accounting 
  • Financial Statement Analysis 
  • Advanced Forensic Accounting & Fraud Detection 
  • Contemporary Assurance & Audit Services 
  • Accounting Information Systems 
  • Ethics in Business & Accounting 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Open to students with a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution and at least one year of work experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1759 USD/credit
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  • National

    1759 USD/credit
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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