Investigate the Story Behind the Numbers
Financial statements tell a story. Uncover it. The online Master of Accountancy degree with a Forensic Accounting concentration is designed to prepare you for careers in investigative accounting and fraud auditing. When you pursue a concentration in Forensic Accounting, you learn more than how to detect economic crimes — you learn to prevent them.
Why Choose Rider for Your Online MAcc with a Forensic Accounting Concentration?
Choosing the right school for you is an important decision. You want a program that will help further your value as an accounting professional. When you choose Rider University for your online Master of Accountancy with a concentration in Forensic Accounting, you gain the opportunity to learn from our AACSB-accredited Norm Brodsky College of Business. You can learn to examine complicated financial transactions and develop the knowledge to support criminal investigations.
What Does Our Forensic Accounting Concentration Cover?
Learn to read between the numbers. Your Forensic Accounting concentration is designed to build your accounting knowledge and investigative strategy. When you understand auditing and reporting processes, courtroom procedures and fraud examination techniques, you can do more than impact criminal investigations — you can lead them.
- Learn about fraudulent financial reporting and key areas for detection of fraud, money laundering, transnational flows and cyber crime.
- Explore contemporary forensic accounting topics pertaining to fraud examination, detection and deterrence. Develop fraud examination techniques to prevent and detect economic crimes.
- Develop problem-solving skills by processing datasets, interpreting results and deploying solutions. Build a robust data mining methodology that can be applied to real-world investigations.
Your Career Options: Expanding Your Opportunities
Master of Accountancy graduates with a concentration in Forensic Accounting can advance their financial competencies and prepare for the CPA and other professional licensures. When you pursue your online Forensic Accounting concentration, you can gain the skills to think critically and interpret complex datasets to solve investigations.
The job growth for accountants is steadily expanding, projected at 10% from 2016 to 2026*. By pursuing a concentration in Forensic Accounting, you can use your online MAcc degree to advance your skills and help prove your value.
Your Master of Accountancy with a Forensic Accounting concentration can qualify you for the following roles and median salaries**:
Projected Job Growth: 10%
Projected Job Growth: 5%
Projected Job Growth: 6%
Projected Job Growth: 10%
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics **Burning Glass job growth projected from 2016-2026
Our online Master of Accountancy is a great option for those looking to enhance their career options. That’s why we do our best to make it as accessible as possible for anyone who has the desire to pursue it.
Here’s what you’ll need:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Degrees earned abroad must be deemed equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.
Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended. You may transfer up to 6 graduate business credits (2 courses) from an AACSB-accredited graduate program into the online MAcc program. Transfer credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
A current résumé.
GMAT and GRE waivers available for those with an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited school with an overall GPA of 3.0 or has 5 or more years of professional experience. Waivers are also available for those with a graduate degree from a regionally accredited school or those who have passed a business-related, professional certifying exam, such as the CPA, CFA, CMA, etc. Other academic and professional experience will also be considered for waiver eligibility.
Accounting/business foundation courses may be required prior to the start of online MAcc courses. These foundation courses may be waived based on academic and professional experience. All courses are available online. Credential evaluation is available prior to applying.
Note: International students cannot obtain a student visa if admitted to the online MAcc program.
Why Earn Your Online MAcc with a Concentration in Forensic Accounting?
Your Forensic Accounting concentration can teach you the advanced technology and methodology to support litigation. Through Rider’s online MAcc program, you can learn to uncover evidence and translate your financial findings into everyday language.
By pursuing your MAcc degree online, you can advance your knowledge and career potential around your busy schedule. Rider’s online degree platform can make your learning more flexible and accessible, helping you build the career you want.
Gain access to dedicated faculty
Enjoy the freedom of an online education
Collaborate with classmates via message boards
Nurture your future around your schedule
Pick a Start Time That Works For You
Your program has to fit around your life. So in addition to making our MAcc degree 100% online, we also offer multiple start times throughout the year. Just choose the one that works best for you.
- Spring A – January 27
- Spring B – March 23
- Summer A – May 18
- Summer B – July 6
- Fall A – September 9
- Fall B – October 28
When you earn your Master of Accountancy degree from Rider’s AACSB-accredited Norm Brodsky College of Business, you can expand your career opportunities and earning potential. Let us help you achieve your goals and position yourself for success.
How Many Credits Are Required for Your Online MAcc with a Concentration in Forensic Accounting?
Your degree will consist of 10 courses and 30 credit hours. You can complete the entire curriculum online in fewer than two years.
- 21 credit hours in core courses
- 9 credit hours in concentration courses
Forensic Accounting Concentration (9 credit hours):
Note: Auditing Practice & Problems also serves as a required class
|MACC 662||Auditing: Practice & Problems||3 Credits|
Uses cases to examine current auditing issues, including professional ethics, internal control, materiality and risk assessment. Students will complete a simulated audit from start to finish, including audit planning, audit fieldwork and preparation of an audit opinion. Prerequisite(s): ACC 400 Principles of Auditing.
|MACC 663||Fraud and Forensic Accounting||3 Credits|
A course designed to provide a background in all areas of forensic accounting including: fraudulent financial reporting and the detection of fraud, money laundering and transnational flows, courtroom procedures and litigation support, as well as cybercrime. A wide variety of teaching tools are employed including extensive use of the professional literature, case analysis, videos, role playing and text materials. Prerequisite(s): completion of the Preliminary Accounting Requirements; this course is required for the Forensic Accounting and Fraud & Forensic Accounting concentrations.
|MACC 665||Fraud Detection and Deterrence||3 Credits|
This course explores contemporary forensic accounting topics pertaining to fraud examination, detection and deterrence. Topics include audit responsibility and reporting, professional judgment, quality control and developing effective policies in preventing and detecting economic crimes. Students will apply relevant fraud examination techniques to a variety of settings. Prerequisite(s): MACC 663 and completion of the Preliminary Accounting Requirements; this course is required for the Forensic Accounting and Fraud & Forensic Accounting concentrations.
|PMBA 8491||Business Law||3 Credits|
Considers in depth the law relating to the sale of goods, commercial paper, and secured transactions as promulgated by the Uniform Commercial Code. Explores warranties, guarantees, remedies, and product liability. Also considers the law of agency, partnerships and corporations. International dimensions of sales law and related topics are addressed. Students who have taken BUS 211 Commercial Law or BUS 214 Advanced Business Law cannot take this course. This elective is particularly appropriate for students in the MAcc program and in anticipation of CPA law requirement; this course applies to the Entrepreneurship concentration. Prerequisite(s): BUS 210 Introduction to Law: Contracts or its equivalent at another college or university; requires completion of MBA pre-program courses.
At Rider University, we want to help you be persistent in your pursuit. That’s why we offer 100% online coursework so you can work toward advancing your career around your busy schedule.
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