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Get Tough on White Collar Crime

SRU's certificate in Fraud helps you prevent, detect, and investigate fraud in organizations


Offered by: Criminology and Security Studies

The certificate is a four-course concentration designed to enhance your knowledge about the severity of fraud and white collar crime in organizations and how to prevent, detect and investigate it. 

Why Choose the Certificate in Fraud?

Fraud occurs in all industries. If you are interested in maximizing your organization's goals and/or profit then this certificate will help you prevent and detect fraud so your organization can remain viable. Fraud occurs when employees embezzle monies, engage in bribery or extortion, steal tangible or intangible assets or enter into transactions that create a conflict of interest. Fraud also occurs due to external threats such as corporate espionage, terrorism, and hacking. This certification would greatly enhance the marketability of students majoring in Art, Business, Computer Science, Criminology, Education, Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism, Parks and Recreation, Nursing, Safety Management, and Sport Management.

Add value to your career by earning this certificate and become a part of the solution to stop fraud domestically and internationally. This certificate will also provide some of the academic preparation needed to sit for the Certified Fraud Examiner designation offered by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. 

What Will You Learn?

You will study the nature of fraud, the characteristics of a fraudster, the types of fraud, the basic principles of fraud prevention, detection and investigation, and how to assess an organization's fraud risk exposure.

Careers In Fraud

The certificate in Fraud can enhance your marketability in a variety of fields inlcuding, but not limited to, the following:

  • Art
  • Business-banking and finance, construction, casinos
  • Computer/Information Technology
  • Criminology
  • Education
  • Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Nursing
  • Safety
  • Sports
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • FBI
  • Federal, State and Local governmental agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Private accounting positions in a variety of industries 

Cost of Attendance