International MBA in Forensic Accounting &
Fraud Examination

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Learn about the investigation, detection and prevention of accounting fraud with an International Forensic Accounting MBA degree from Southern New Hampshire University. Ideal for students with an undergraduate degree in business and two years direct experience in accounting, the International Forensic Accounting MBA program combines traditional MBA training with an examination of how accounting principles are applied to investigate allegations of financial abuse and a global perspective. Students who earn their International MBA in Forensic Accounting will have a strong foundation in which to launch or grow their career in areas such as corporate fraud, dispute resolution, litigation support, auditing and research.

In addition to providing a focused study of Forensic Accounting, the International MBA online program promotes a thorough understanding of how business is conducted globally. This includes examining how external influences such as politics, international law, economic policies, regulatory systems and cultural beliefs impact decision-making.

Learn how to:

  • Recognize and understand the characteristics of fraud, fraud prevention and detection, investigative techniques and asset recovery.
  • Identify common fraudulent schemes and scams.
  • Review, detect and investigate possible financial statement fraud by exploring such topics as income smoothing, off-balance sheet financing, fictitious sales/revenue and understatement of liabilities.
  • Conduct investigative interviews.
  • Locate and access public records for investigations and take advantage of online resources.
  • Use data analysis programs and other technology to help detect and investigate possible fraudulent activities.
  • Understand the impact of international economic, social and political relationships on corporations. 
  • Develop relationships within international markets and improve international competitiveness.

Advantages of the International MBA
Online Program

Affordable - With some of the most affordable International MBA online programs around, SNHU offers extraordinary value.
Accredited - SNHU's International MBA online programs are accredited by seven governing agencies, including the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
A respected, award-winning university - Fast Company recently named SNHU 12th in its 2012 World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies list.
Research opportunities - Take advantage of our International Business Modeling Laboratory for quantitative and technical research activities.
No admission testing - No GMAT or GRE required.
Speed - Earn your International MBA in as few as 15 months by taking two International MBA online courses per 10-week term.
Experienced faculty - International MBA online classes are taught by faculty with advanced degrees and extensive international experience who deliver a dynamic curriculum.

Curriculum

The online International Forensic Accounting MBA degree is a 39-credit program consisting of 10 core International MBA online courses and three specialized forensic accounting courses. Because the professors bring decades of experience to the online classroom, you'll learn about forensic accounting issues and trends and the challenges accounting professionals are facing today.

Forensic Accounting Concentration

The Forensic Accounting concentration in the International MBA consists of three specially selected courses designed to add an additional layer of expertise in this specialized field.

ACC-691: Detection/Prevention of Fraudulent Financial Statements
This second course in forensic accounting and fraud examination examines the various types of fraud and its impact on the financial information presented. The objective of this course is to identify common fraud schemes and scams. Participants in this course will learn 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, just to name a few. Various techniques will be used to explore substantive analytical procedures to assess the risks of financial statement fraud.
Prerequisites:
ACC-646
ACC-692: Interview Techniques/Legal Aspects of Fraud
This third course in forensic accounting and fraud examination will acquaint the participant with interview principles and techniques. Additionally, the participant will be exposed to some of the legal aspects pertaining to the identification and prosecution of fraud.
Prerequisites:
ACC-691
ACC-693: Investigating with Computers
This fourth course in the Graduate Certificate will provide guidance and knowledge for conducting investigations via machine. The skills of the participant in this course will be strengthened in such areas as identification of the types of public records available to investigate; how to access the public records through databases; navigation of the Internet to find useful material; the use of fraud-related software packages to detect and investigate possible fraudulent activities; and the use of data analysis programs and spreadsheets to detect fraud.
Prerequisites:
ACC-646, ACC-691 and ACC-692

International MBA Curriculum - Core Courses

The 10-course International MBA core was developed to help students succeed in today's competitive and diverse business environment. Although topics are based loosely around a traditional MBA, course content is primarily focused on developing the skill set and strategic advantage to lead companies that do business globally.

ACC-646: Intro to Forensic Accounting/Fraud Exam
This course will develop the student's understanding of what forensic accounting and fraud examination is and how it pertains to both civil and criminal matters. The student will gain a basic understanding of the characteristics of fraud, fraud prevention and detection, investigative techniques, asset recovery, and the use of information technology in this interesting and growing profession.
Prerequisites:
ACC-620 and ACC-640; or UG Accounting degree; or 2 years accounting experience in the field
FIN-500: Financial Management
This course is a study of financial decision- making in a firm, including its relationship to financial markets and institutions. Background preparation: 6 credit hours in economics.
Prerequisites:
ACC-500,ACC-510 or ACC-550 and MBA-502
INT-601: Global Entrepreneurship
This course explores the entire process of engaging in entrepreneurial activities in the global arena. The course covers in detail five essential areas of business development in the global market: Fundamentals and Identifying Opportunities, Valuation and Risk Management, Mobilizing Resources, Managing Contingencies and Changing Contexts, and Growth, Harvesting and Exit of businesses. Each of these areas will be covered in detail and supported with actual global case studies to enhance the learning of concepts. Students will test their skills by researching the creation of a global company.
INT-610: Multinational Corporate Environment
This course is a survey of economic, social and political relationships among and within nations, and their impacts upon corporations that operate in an international context.
INT-620: Multinational Corporate Finance
This course is a study of the problems of financing and reporting international operations. The evaluation of risk and funding strategies in international monetary relationships are emphasized.
INT-640: Multinational Market Strategies
This course involves the study of the issues involved in identifying developing relationships with international markets.
INT-650: International Trade and Competitiveness
Students in this course examine the conceptual and practical aspects of international trade and competitiveness. Theories of international trade, commercial policies and ways to improve international competitiveness are studied.
INT-660: International Negotiations
The issues and problems inherent in conducting business across different cultures are examined in this course. Students develop skills and strategies needed for effective negotiation with people from different cultures and societies.
INT-700: Multinational Business Strategy
This is a capstone course for the international business certificate. The course integrates various aspects of international business and focuses on the formulation of international business strategy. Case studies that cut across various functional disciplines are emphasized.
Prerequisites:
INT-610
QSO-635: International Supply Chain Management
The U.S. economy is becoming increasingly global in nature. We are marketing and distributing more products in foreign nations, locating plants and other facilities internationally, and are buying from foreign companies. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the supply chain management function related to the international environment in terms of business/cultural customs, legal considerations, purchasing strategies, financial aspects, and international distribution.
Prerequisites:
MBA-501

International MBA Curriculum - Foundation Courses

Some students may be required to take foundation courses as prerequisites for more advanced IMBA material. Students with business-related undergraduate degrees typically are exempt from most foundation courses. In many cases, students choosing the electives track are able to apply credit hours from their foundation courses against their elective requirements.

Please speak to an admission advisor for more information.

ACC-500: Managerial Accounting
Students in this course study the accumulation of accounting information. The internal use of accounting for management planning, control and decision-making is emphasized. Background preparation: 6 credit hours of accounting or equivalent. Note: ACC 500 cannot be taken for credit or as an elective if ACC 510 has been completed.
Prerequisites:
MBA-503
MBA-501: Mathematics and Statistics for Business
This is an applied course, which will provide students with the mathematical knowledge and skills that underlie many courses offered in the school of business. Students will learn the fundamental concepts and methods of linear algebra, mathematical functions, differential calculus and statistics and their applications to business. They will also sharpen their quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills that are so important for success in the world of business today.
MBA-502: Economics for Business
This course is intended to provide the student with a concisely focused yet rigorous introduction to both micro- and macroeconomic theory needed at the foundational level of a graduate degree program. Some of the topics to be addressed include: market behavior; demand theory and related elasticity concepts; production and cost theory; managerial decision-making in perfectly competitive and imperfectly competitive markets; GDP determination; unemployment and inflation; and fiscal and monetary policy.
Prerequisites:
MBA-501
MBA-503: Financial Reporting and Analysis
This course is designed to help future business leaders across all functional areas appreciate and understand the rules and regulations, processes and procedures, and significance of financial accounting statements and reports. It provides a balanced presentation between how statements are prepared and, more importantly, how to analyze these statements and footnotes to assess a company's performance within the industry and management's performance within a particular company. New government regulations have made the integrity and quality of financial accounting information everyone's responsibility. This course will help future business leaders conduct better internal audits, improve forecasts and valuations, and make better management decisions.
MBA-610: Business Law
This course focuses on the theory and application of business regulations and the laws of contracts, agency, property and business organizations. Background preparation: 3 credit hours in business law or the equivalent.
OL-500: Human Behavior in Organizations
This course is a study of individuals and groups and their interaction. Students examine theories of motivation, communication, leadership, power and change with practical relation to contemporary issues. They also study organizations for key design variables and reward systems aimed at improved performance and organizational efficiency through employee motivational programs, participative management and cooperative decision making.

Admission Information

Offered: Online

Start dates: The International MBA program starts four times per year.

International MBA Online Admission Information:
International MBA acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis. You may apply at any time; most students receive a decision within a few days of submitting all the materials. To apply:

  • Contact an admission advisor (mba@snhu.edu or 888.387.0861) who can provide you with more information and help you determine which options are right for you.
  • Complete the SNHU online graduate application.

International Students

International students who require a visa to study in the U.S. should contact our International Admission office at international@snhu.edu or 603.645.9629.

Affordable and Accredited

Southern New Hampshire University is at the leading edge of online education, with high-quality online degree programs that have won regional and national awards. SNHU is a fully accredited, private, respected institution with more than 80 years of experience graduating highly successful business leaders and professionals. Earn an International MBA online from a university that you and your employer can be proud of, for less than you might expect.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options.  Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.

Candidates are also required to submit a resume.

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Phone: 888.387.0861
Email: MBA@SNHU.EDU