The Graduate Certificate in Forensic Investigation of Fraud and Financial Crime provides a comprehensive understanding of modern financial fraud and financial crime investigative techniques and tools. The program introduces students to an array of different types of fraud, along with profiles of the common fraud and economic crime incidents that we see in society today. Focusing on technology, the program covers both the role of technology in fraud and economic crime, as well as the technological tools that assist investigators in the resolution of suspected cases of fraud. Each course builds upon the previous one, with instructors from industry using comprehensive and on-going case studies threaded through the program. The program culminates with education in financial crime detection, prevention, and root-cause analysis strategies which are key proactive investigative components for industry.
After completing this program, graduates will be able to:
- Generate forensic investigation reports of fraudulent activities with accounting, documentary, eDiscovery, computer forensic and online evidence.
- Develop legal evidence of fraud and financial crimes using forensically sound evidence collection techniques.
- Conduct forensic data examinations to investigate fraud and financial crimes, using advanced technologies and methods.
- Develop eDiscovery, computer forensic and open-source investigative approaches during an investigation in a forensically sound manner.
- Collaborate with diverse groups and investigation teams, including law enforcement agencies, to investigate fraud and financial crimes.
- Develop fraud and financial crime prevention and detection strategies as part of an organizational risk mitigation framework.
The advanced curriculum in this graduate program will also support your preparation for the CFE examination presented by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the largest certifying, anti-fraud organization of its kind in the world with a mission “to reduce the incidence of fraud and white-collar crime and to assist the Membership in fraud detection and deterrence”.
For more information about Forensic Science and Technology, please visit our departmental website.
Costs & Supplies
Individual course tuition is currently set at $1500 (plus fees) per course.
Graduating & Jobs
Potential areas of employment for graduates include both the public and private sectors where their specialized skill set can be utilized to detect, analyze, and recover from fraud, including:
- Public safety (policing via commercial crimes or tech-crime sections)
- Provincial and federal department investigators (finance, justice, gaming, CRA, etc.)
- Banking and credit unions
- Private investigators/consultants
- Accounting firms
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For assistance, please contact one of the Program Assistants at BCIT_forensics@bcit.ca
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