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Business Administration with a focus track in Forensic Accounting, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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Overview

This track is designed to acquaint students with current theory and practice in economic crimes, fraud investigations, and approaches to deter fraudulent activity. The track includes exposure to fraud prevention and detection approaches, forensic investigations, and information and communications security. It also addresses legal concepts of criminal fraud and corporate criminal liability, and emphasizes the importance of establishing sound policies and implementing effective procedures and controls in creating an effective and ethical corporate environment. Social responsibility and corporate reporting are at the foundation of this area. Courses listed below are currently offered in the MBA and may be used as credit toward the Forensic Accounting Focus Track. Other courses not listed may also be used to satisfy the Forensic Accounting Focus Track with the approval of the MBA Academic Director or his/her delegate

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Managerial Analysis 
  • Regulatory and Reporting Environments 
  • Global Business Environment 
  • Organizational Strategies for the 21st Century 
  • Financial Statement Analysis 
  • Organizational Behavior

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

(200 X GPA in the last 60 semester hours of degree seeking coursework) + GMAT score/equivalent GRE score. Eg: GPA=2.8, GMAT=570 (200 X 2.8) + 570 = 1130

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A completed USF St. Petersburg online graduate program application
  • $30 application fee due at the time the online application is completed
  • a current resume
  • a statement of purpose
  • three letters of recommendation, including at least one professional reference
  • one official transcript from each institution of higher learning attended

Tuition Fee

  • International

    871 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 871 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    871 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 871 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    425 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 425 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 1132 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

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