Forensic Accounting, Postgraduate Certificate

Forensic Accounting, Postgraduate Certificate

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News surrounding corporate corruption has had a significant impact on businesses, particularly the accounting industry. In response, the government has enacted sweeping accounting and business laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley 2002 legislation.

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News surrounding corporate corruption has had a significant impact on businesses, particularly the accounting industry. In response, the government has enacted sweeping accounting and business laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley 2002 legislation.
Additionally, many professional organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) have made the prevention, detection, and prosecution of fraud and accounting abuse a priority. This four-course graduate certificate in forensic accounting is designed to help students apply techniques in identifying, collecting, and examining evidence, including how to identify financial statement misrepresentation, transaction reconstruction, and tax evasion.

Accreditation

When you pursue an undergraduate, master's, or doctoraldegree or a certificate program at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS), you will learn from our faculty of top scholar-practitioners and industry professionals.

Collectively, our faculty brings relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.

The primary responsibility of our core faculty members is teaching for CPS. Their other responsibilities include:

Mentoring and advising students and helping them build their professional networks

Leading grant-funded research and teaching initiatives

Serving in leadership positions in their fields of expertise

Authoring books, book chapters, and journal articles related to their academic and professional fields

The work of our core faculty is complemented by the efforts of a large and accomplished group of faculty lecturers. These independent scholar-practitioners and industry professionals work in their fields of expertise and share real-world experience with their students in the classroom, on campus, or online, often bringing fresh examples from their professional lives into classWhen you pursue an undergraduate, master's, or doctoraldegree or a certificate program at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS), you will learn from our faculty of top scholar-practitioners and industry professionals.

Collectively, our faculty brings relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.

The primary responsibility of our core faculty members is teaching for CPS. Their other responsibilities include:

Mentoring and advising students and helping them build their professional networks

Leading grant-funded research and teaching initiatives

Serving in leadership positions in their fields of expertise

Authoring books, book chapters, and journal articles related to their academic and professional fields

The work of our core faculty is complemented by the efforts of a large and accomplished group of faculty lecturers. These independent scholar-practitioners and industry professionals work in their fields of expertise and share real-world experience with their students in the classroom, on campus, or online, often bringing fresh examples from their professional lives into class

Programme Structure

Required CoursesCourses should be taken in the sequence below: ACC 6210Forensic Accounting Principles ACC 6220Dissecting Financial Statements ACC 6230Investigative Accounting and Fraud Examination ACC 6240Litigation Support

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    16 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    95

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program. Online application Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose Professional resume: Current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history Official undergraduate degree documentation Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

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    9504 USD/year
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Funding

Many students, both full- and part-time, will qualify for some form of financial aid or scholarships. We encourage all students who apply for admission to seek out these opportunities. We hope to assist you in reaching your goals to become a student at Northeastern University.

Bunker Hill Community College Scholarship

The Bunker Hill Community College Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for associate degree graduates from Bunker Hill Community College who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree at the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Northeastern University.

Community College Technology & Engineering Scholarship

The Community College Technology & Engineering Scholarship was created to support bachelor’s degree-seeking students who intend to pursue an engineering and/or technology program that aligns with today’s industry needs.

Fast Track Your Education Scholarship

The Fast Track Your Education Scholarship is an opportunity for students who have been in the workforce for five or more years, have an associate degree or an equivalent of 60 semester hours (or 80 quarter hours) of transferrable credits, and are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree in a fast-track format at the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University.

Global Excellence Scholarship

The Global Excellence Scholarship was created to support students interested in global peer-to-peer learning by engaging with students from countries around the globe in the Bachelor of Science in Leadership – Global Classroom or the Bachelor of Science in Finance & Accounting Management – Global Classroom degree completion program.

Mass Bay Community College Scholarship

The Mass Bay Community College Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for associate degree graduates from Mass Bay Community College who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Northeastern University.

Professional Information Technology Scholarship

The Professional Information Technology Scholarship was created to support bachelor’s degree-seeking students who intend to complete their degree in Information Technology and are currently working or seeking a career in the field.

Roxbury Community College Scholarship

The Roxbury Community College Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for associate degree graduates from Roxbury Community College who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree at the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Northeastern University.

Urban Education Community College Scholarship

The Urban Education Community College Scholarship was created to support bachelor’s degree-seeking students who intend to become teachers in urban schools.

Working Professionals Education Advancement Scholarship

The Working Professionals Education Advancement Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for professionals who have been in the workforce for 10 or more years and are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree at the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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