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Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination (M) - Online

Hallmarks of our program include exposure to practicing professionals and experiential learning. Students have extensive exposure to world-class practicing experts, in addition to our superior full-time faculty. The real-world expertise brought to the classroom in the areas of complex fraud and financial crime examination (e.g., organized criminal, drug trafficking, money laundering and terrorism financing), interviewing, international issues (e.g., moving money around the world, money laundering, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) and courtroom preparation yield students who not only know but have done what it takes to be successful in the real world.

Career Profile

The widespread growth in white-collar crime, litigation disputes, the illegal international movement of money and terrorism financing have greatly raised the demand for forensic accountants, fraud examiners and for professionals who possess those skills. Potential employers include federal, state and local government agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, Homeland Security and the Offices of Inspector General. In the private sector, specialized accountants are needed due to legislation such as the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and auditing standards that require companies and their auditors to be more aggressive in detecting, preventing and deterring fraud.

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Program Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation

Program Application Test Requirements


Extra Accreditation Info

The College of Business and Economics is AACSB accredited, and has been for over 60 years. Only 5% of business schools globally receive this distinction.

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

​July 1

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The College of Business and Economics is AACSB accredited, and has been for over 60 years. Only 5% of business schools globally receive this distinction.

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