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FSCT 9040 - Fraud and Financial Crime Prevention and Detection Methodology

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

Also referred to as fraud management or root cause analysis, fraud and financial crime prevention and detection programs have become a critical component of any proactive investigation process. This final course builds upon advanced investigative skills presented in the program by exposing students with these crime prevention and detection methodologies. Students learn proactive prevention, detection and investigation model strategies. This will highlight the importance of strategically analyzing fraud and financial crime investigation outcomes to determine why they occurred so that controls can be put in place to prevent them from reoccurring. As the capstone course for the program, students will also be required to complete and present their final investigative reports at the end of this course. Final investigative reports and presentations integrate all of the competencies learned during the program. This also provides students with the opportunity to see the connection between the courses, learning objectives and how they apply during a typical forensic investigation. Students are provided with an opportunity to network with industry professionals and a career development coach to assist them in their ongoing professional development.


FSCT 9030 and Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Fraud and Financial Crime.



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Develop a fraud and financial crime prevention and detection strategy.
  • Demonstrate the use of the prevention and detection model introduced in the course.
  • Re-evaluate the on-going case studies and apply applicable prevention and detection control strategies.
  • Design and present the findings of an investigation, both orally and written.
  • Evaluate current case study investigations for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Plan continued professional development goals to maintain oneself at the forefront of fraud investigation techniques.

Effective as of Fall 2018

Related Programs

FSCT 9040 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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