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Get Tough on Complex Financial Crime

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


Offered by: Homeland/Corporate Security Studies

The certificate is a four-course concentration designed to enhance your knowledge about the severity of fraud and complex financial crimes 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. There are a variety of professional certifications you may obtain upon graduation. The list below is not inclusive but includes the most popular certification in fraud. We encourage you to research the requirements of this certification because it requires the passing of an exam and relevant work experience.

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (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 including, 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