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FSCT 9000 - Foundations of Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

This course provides foundational knowledge of techniques required by fraud and financial crime investigators. This includes a historical overview of fraud and financial crimes including recent cases and their impact on society. The course exposes students to an array of different types of frauds and economic crimes, both internal and external, along with profiles of some of fraud and economic crime incidents we see in society today. It also demonstrates how new technology is impacting fraud and economic crimes, both from an incident and an investigative prospective. Students are presented with several case studies that will be utilized throughout the program, from initial incident to resolution, incorporating a variety of forensic tools and techniques that will be reinforced throughout the program. Students learn the fundamentals of the fraud and financial crime investigation process using a proactive, investigation model. This investigation model includes the initial investigation planning, tracking and reporting in which several different case management tools are presented. Students also begin to learn the concepts of fraud and financial crime risk mitigation that will be expanded upon throughout the program.


Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Forensic Investigation of Fraud and Financial Crime.





Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 45772

Mon Sep 07 - Sat Oct 24 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Oct 24 Online


Steve Wilson

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This ONLINE course is for students accepted into the Fraud & Financial Crime Graduate Certificate Program - Distance Learning ONLY. For department approval, please contact the Program Assistants @
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze current fraud and financial crime issues including their historical context and social impact.
  • Analyze the fundamental elements of fraud and financial crime.
  • Apply Fraud Triangle Theory to identify possible incidents of fraud and financial crime.
  • Determine investigation reporting templates.
  • Strategically plan a forensic investigation with a given scenario.
  • Propose strategies to mitigate incident risks for a given scenario.

Effective as of Winter 2018

Related Programs

FSCT 9000 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation of Fraud and Financial Crime
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Graduate Certificate


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