Fraud Auditing

MSc Fraud Auditing & Forensic Accounting

Distance Learning (1 year)



Forensic Accountants combine their accounting knowledge with investigative skills in various litigation support and investigative accounting settings. Forensic Accountants are employed by public accounting firms; by consulting firms specialising in risk consulting and forensic accounting services; or by lawyers, law enforcement agencies, insurance companies, government organisations or financial institutions. 

Due to heightened awareness and growing intolerance of fraudulent activity, demand for Forensic Accountants is rapidly increasing. There is a need for people with specialist skills who can undertake fraud investigations, valuations, assist in dispute resolution, prepare expert reports, and conduct fraud and forensic analysis The CIM (BVI) MSc in Fraud Auditing and Forensic Accounting is designed for the development of professional Forensic Accountants. 

Endorsed by leading university programmes and industry firms, it is the global standard for Forensic Accounting Generalist. Built by a broad coalition of industry leaders to reflect industry best practices and to establish the leading form of education and accreditation in the Forensic Accounting profession globally.



Course Structure

The M.Sc in Fraud Auditing & Forensic Accounting consists of the following subjects:

1. FRAUD INVESTIGATION AND FORENSIC ACCOUNTING
2. FORENSIC CRIMINOLOGY AND LEGAL STUDIES
3. CORPORATE FRAUD AND INTERNAL CONTROL
4. COMPLIANCE, ETHICS AND PUBLIC GOVERNANCE
5. FINANCIAL STATEMENT AND INSTITUTION FRAUD
6. LITIGATION AND EXPERT WITNESSING

 

Thesis
As well as the above subjects, your will be required to complete a thesis of 10,000 words on a relevant topic, to be decided in consultation with your Tutor. A student not submitting an up-to-standard thesis will not be awarded the MSc. 

The thesis must be on a topic agreed with your Tutor and should have a research bias. Students are expected to begin working on the thesis after their exams. A thesis proposal must be submitted to the Tutor long before the end of the programme on a special form provided by the Institute. Rules and Regulations for the preparation of the thesis are also provided to the student by the Institute. 

The pass mark is 50% and your performance will be indicated on the Transcript. If the Thesis is not of an acceptable standard and you have to re-submit, then you must pay an re-examination fee. Students are only allowed to re-submit once.

 

Entry Requirements
Entry requirements are flexible and vary, but normally we require a good undergraduate degree from an internationally-recognised University. Members of UK Chartered Bodies are also welcome into the programme. Applicants without the above qualifications may also be considered, provided that they held a managerial position for at least ten years.


Commencement of course
Students may apply for admission and start their studies anytime in the year.


Duration
Minimum period: 12 months
Maximum period: 36 months


Examination Dates 
Exams are held at approved Overseas Centres every JUNE and JANUARY. Students wishing to enter for the examinations MUST complete an examination entry form (EEF79) and send it to the Institute at least by 30 November for the January Examination session and 30th April for the June Examination session. 


Teaching Language
English

**Please note that the Institute reserves the right to change the fees, syllabus and regulations at any time. Students re-sitting or re-taking a course or changing their centre of study assume full risk of such changes and of any additional fees applicable at the time.

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