Southern New Hampshire University

BS in Accounting - Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination

Individuals who enroll in the online Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination program have the opportunity to explore foundational business management concepts as well as more specialized methods for monitoring organizational finances. Learn more about this Southern New Hampshire University accounting major here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in this Web-based program may be detail-oriented and have good analytical skills. Experience in an accounting clerkship role, such as accounts payable or accounts receivable, could prove helpful but is not required. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

The online Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination program is to prepare professionals to describe and analyze complex financial matters. Courses are intended to provide students with an overview of business laws and regulations, including those specific to white-collar crimes, such as embezzlement, extortion, and bankruptcy. In addition, participants will have the chance to explore methods for analyzing fiscal data as well as detecting and documenting financial missteps.

Learning Format:

Online

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of loans and grants. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination:

Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Concentration Courses

  • ACC 421: Auditing and Forensic Accounting
  • ACC 423: Detection and Prevention of Fraudulent Financial Statements
  • ACC 425: Interview Techniques and Legal Aspects of Fraud
  • ACC 427: Investigating with the Computer

Business Core Courses

  • ACC 201: Financial Accounting
  • ACC 202: Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 206: Business Law I
  • FIN 320: Principles of Finance
  • IT 210: Business Systems Analysis and Design
  • MKT 113: Introduction to Marketing
  • OL 125: Human Relations in Administration
  • OL 421: Strategic Management and Policy

B.A./B.S. Core Skills Courses

  • ENG 120: College Composition I
  • ENG 121: College Composition II
  • MAT 130: Applied Finite Math
  • MAT XX: Mathematics Elective
  • COM 212: Public Speaking
  • IT 100: Introduction to Information Technology
  • SNHU 101: First Year Seminar/Foundations in Critical Thinking (or one free elective for students with 15+ credits)

B.A./B.S. Core Knowledge Courses

  • Choose one of the following:
    • FAS 201: Introduction to Humanities I
    • FAS 202: Introduction to Humanities II
    • FAS 223: Appreciation and History of Music
    • FAS 340: Modern Art
    • FAS 370: American Art
  • Choose one of the following:
    • HIS 109: Western Civilization I
    • HIS 110: Western Civilization II
    • HIS 113: United States History I
    • HIS 114: United States History II
  • Choose one 200-level literature elective
  • Choose one of the following:
    • PHL 210: Introduction to Western Philosophy
    • PHL 212: Introduction to Ethics
    • PHL 214: Logic, Language, and Argumentation
    • PHL 230: Religions of the World
  • Choose one science elective (not SCI 215)
  • Choose four other electives:
    • Social and Behavioral Science Elective (ATH, ECO, POL, PSY, SOC, SSC)
    • No more than two of these four in the same discipline

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Furthering Your Education:

Upon completion of the online Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination program, graduates could opt to continue their training and enroll in a master's certificate or degree program. Taking part in an advanced series could provide individuals with additional knowledge and skills in the field. It could also help them undertake increased workplace responsibilities or additional employment options.

Relevant master's degrees that could be sought include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Science in Forensic Accounting
  • Master of Science in Finance
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Career Paths:

Earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination from Southern New Hampshire University could allow graduates to pursue employment with accounting firms, banks, financial corporations, businesses, government agencies, law enforcement departments, insurance companies, or law firms. This specialized accounting program is designed to prepare graduates for tasks in fiscal recording, risk assessment, financial investigation, loss prevention, and regulatory compliance.

Positions could be sought as:

  • Corporate Accountants
  • Forensic Accountants
  • Auditors
  • Fraud Analysts

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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