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Graduate Certificate in Forensic Investigation of Fraud and Financial Crime

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.

Industry Certification

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.


Program Entry

Application processing

Open to applications beginning November 1st (or next business day).

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first-qualified basis as long as space remains.

  • English: two years of full-time post-secondary education in English in an English-speaking country with 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (67%) from a recognized institution

    View other ways to meet the English requirement

  • Post-secondary education: four-year bachelor's degree in any field

  • Accounting: 3.0 credits of introductory post-secondary accounting

Applicants who have completed post-secondary studies outside of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand will require a comprehensive evaluation of their credentials by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES). Credential evaluation reports from other Canadian services may be considered. These reports must include course-by-course evaluations and GPA calculations.

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

Apply to program

BCIT accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission.
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.
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You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Note: This program does not accept applications from international students. View programs that do

Scheduled intakes

September and January each year.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

Courses

Program delivery

Courses in this program will be offered ina blended format using face-to-face and online delivery methods. Students can expect to be in class and online for six hours of instruction per week.

Program matrix

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Required Courses: Credits
  FSCT 9000 Foundations of Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation 3.0
  FSCT 9010 Methods of Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation 3.0
  FSCT 9020 Advanced Methods of Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation 3.0
  FSCT 9030 Advanced Technologies for Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation 3.0
  FSCT 9040 Fraud and Financial Crime Prevention and Detection Methodology 3.0
 
Total Credits: 15.0

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Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

Students can expect to complete this program in one year over three consecutive terms.

Program location

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Graduating & Jobs

Job opportunities

Potential areas of employment for graduates include both the public and private sectors where their specialized skillset 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
  • Insurance
  • Private investigators / consultants
  • Accounting firms
Compensation Guide for Anti-Fraud Professionals 2015/2016 Global Salary Study

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit it to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Contact Us

Julia Dreyer
Program Assistant
604-456-1197
jdreyer@bcit.ca

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