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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

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.





Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 45046

Mon Oct 29 - Sat Dec 15 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 29 - Dec 15 Online
Oct 30 - Dec 11 Tue 18:00 - 21:30 DTC Rm. 475


Steve Wilson

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This course is for students accepted into the Fraud & Financial Crime Graduate Certificate Program. For more information, please contact Julia Dreyer at or visit the Forensic Science & Technology website at Hybrid course: online October 29 - December 15 with in-class dates on October 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, and 11 from 18:00 - 21:30 at the BCIT Downtown Vancouver Campus.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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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   Graduate Certificate


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