Investigate New Career Opportunities with a Forensic Accounting Master Degree
The Forensic Accounting Master of Business Administration program provides the foundation you need to explore new career possibilities in this rapidly growing subcategory of accounting. Through a combination of business courses such as marketing strategies and managerial economics, as well as focused forensic accounting master level courses, you’ll gain a breadth of knowledge and skills that you can build on to advance in your career.
Along with acquiring overall business acumen through the core curriculum, graduates of the MBA Forensic Accounting master at Southern New Hampshire University will also leave with an understanding of the following forensic-related topics:
- The characteristics of fraud, fraud prevention and detection, investigative techniques, asset recover, and the use of information technology
- How forensic accounting and fraud examination are applied to civil and criminal matters
- How to identify common fraud schemes and scams
- How to review, detect, and investigate possible financial statement fraud by addressing such topics as income smoothing, off-balance sheet financing, fictitious sales/revenue, and understatement of liabilities
- Interview principles and techniques
- How to find and access public records for investigations
- Where to find helpful online resources
- How to use data analysis programs and other technology to help detect and investigate possible fraudulent activities
The university’s Forensic Accounting master program will prepare you for career opportunities in private and public sectors including:
- litigation support
- dispute resolution
- corporate fraud
Demand for Forensic Accountants Rising
With the recent collapse of the financial industry, and high-profile corporations coming under sharp public scrutiny for questionable record-keeping practices, the demand for trained professionals in forensic accounting remains very high. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, accountants and auditors are expected to experience much faster than average employment growth from 2010-20, and job opportunities are expected to be favorable for professionals with the right credentials.
Career Resources - Leverage Your MBA in
Discover the latest news in the accounting field and access helpful resources on a range of accounting topics at the following web links:
SNHU’s Career Development Center - Accounting Outlook
A listing of potential careers for students earning an Accounting degree.
The Accounting Association
Creates networking opportunities for students majoring in accounting and finance through career nights, interviews, and other social events. Also coordinates trips to various accounting workshops and sessions that discuss the current trends in the industry. The Accounting Association strives to develop a healthy relationship between students, employers in the local community, and the University.
Professional Organizations and Associations
National Association of Forensic Accountants
Provides training and certification to Certified Public Accountants in various fields of forensic accounting and provides availability and access to the services of those who have achieved NAFA certified status.
Forensic CPA Society
Founded in 2005 to promote excellence in the forensic accounting profession.
American Accounting Association - Forensic and Investigative Accounting Section
Dedicated to the continual improvement of forensic accounting research and education,
Forensic Accountants Society of North America
Chartered as a network of certified public accounting firms in 1997 for the purpose of providing claims adjustment services to the insurance industry. Over the years, litigation support and special investigations were added as they are often interrelated with our insurance services.
American Institute of CPAs
The AICPA develops standards for audits of private companies and other services by CPAs, provides educational guidance materials to its members, develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and monitors and enforces compliance with the profession’s technical and ethical standards.
NH Society of Certified Public Accountants
This statewide association of CPAs in public practice, industry, government and education advocates policies that serve its members and enhance a professional environment.
NH Society of Accountants
NHSA provides educational and networking opportunities to individuals working in the fields of accounting, auditing, tax preparation, bookkeeping, financial planning and other related disciplines.
NH Institute of Management Accountants
The NH chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants provides members with personal and professional development opportunities through education, association with business professionals, and certification in management accounting and financial management skills.
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