Forensic Accountants combine their accounting knowledge with investigative skills in various litigation support and investigative accounting settings. Forensic Accountants are employed by public accounting firms; by consulting firms specialising in risk consulting and forensic accounting services; or by lawyers, law enforcement agencies, insurance companies, government organisations or financial institutions.
Due to heightened awareness and growing intolerance of fraudulent activity, demand for Forensic Accountants is rapidly increasing. There is a need for people with specialist skills who can undertake fraud investigations, valuations, assist in dispute resolution, prepare expert reports, and conduct fraud and forensic analysis. The MSc in Fraud Auditing and Forensic Accounting is designed for the development of professional Forensic Accountants.
Endorsed by leading university programmes and industry firms, it is the global standard for Forensic Accounting Practitioners. Built by a broad coalition of industry leaders to reflect industry best practices and to establish the leading form of education and accreditation in the Forensic Accounting profession globally.
The M.Sc in Fraud Auditing & Forensic Accounting consists of the following subjects:
1. FRAUD INVESTIGATION AND FORENSIC ACCOUNTING
2. FORENSIC CRIMINOLOGY AND LEGAL STUDIES
3. COMPLIANCE,ETHICS AND GOVERNANCE
4. INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING
5. FINANCIAL STATEMENT FRAUD
6. CORPORATE FRAUD AND INTERNAL AUDIT
As well as the above subjects, you will be required to complete a thesis of 10,000 words on a relevant topic, to be decided in consultation with your supervisor. A student not submitting an up-to-standard thesis will not be awarded the MSc.
The thesis must be on a topic agreed with your Tutor and should have a research bias. Students are expected to begin working on the thesis after their exams. A thesis proposal must be submitted to the Tutor long before the end of the programme on a special form provided by the Institute. Rules and Regulations for the preparation of the thesis are also provided to the student by the Institute.
The pass mark is 60% and your performance will be indicated on the Transcript. If the Thesis is not of an acceptable standard and you have to re-submit, then you must pay a re-examination fee. Students are only allowed to re-submit once.
Entry requirements are flexible and vary, but normally we require a good undergraduate degree from an internationally-recognised University. Members of Chartered Bodies are also welcome into the programme. Applicants without the above qualifications may also be considered, provided that they held a managerial position for at least ten years.
Commencement of Course
Students may apply for admission and start their studies anytime in the year.
Minimum period: 12 months
Maximum period: 36 months
The program fee is $4,500 payable in instalment.
**Please note that the Institute reserves the right to change the fees, syllabus and regulations at any time.