Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business
Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation
Forensic accountants are tasked with discovering the truth. Even as an expert witness hired by an attorney or client in a dispute or investigation, the forensic accountant's responsibility is to advocate for the truth, not for one side over the other.
Students in this online certificate program will develop the skills to assist in the ever growing problem of white-collar crime, legal disputes and other financial and business conflicts and matters.
Admission Requirements & Application
Individuals wishing to apply for admission into the graduate certificate program in forensic accounting and fraud investigation must have completed a bachelor’s degree and must satisfy at least one of the following:
2.75 minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average, or;
Five full years of relevant, professional business experience (résumé required), or;
500 minimum score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
Applications are accepted year-round and courses are taken in sequence. There is no application fee. Applicants must include:
Free online application; Click here to apply
Official transcript(s) from accredited institutions
This certificate program consists of five graduate courses (15 credits) that may also be applied toward a master's degree in business administration by completing seven additional courses (22 credits). Courses for the certificate program are offered exclusively online.
Applications are accepted year-round and students can enroll at any one of six entry points throughout the year. Students wishing to combine a certificate with a MBA can begin MBA classes year-round. MBA classes are hosted primarily at the Frederick campus, as well as at the Emmitsburg campus and online.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
While the majority of our students choose to earn a post baccalaureate certificate in addition to a graduate degree, some opt for a stand alone certificate program. For those opting to take only the certificate program additional information is provided and required by the federal government regarding program costs, financing, success rate and related occupations. See the Gainful Employment Disclosure information for the Forensic Accounting Program.