The MFA curriculum is an educational framework founded on both theory and practical application. Primary content areas include:
- Professional research and writing
- Persuasive communication
- Legal framework
- Professional ethics
- Data analysis methodologies
- Fundamentals of various forensic accounting engagements
Multiple educational approaches are used, including case studies, simulations, interactive lectures, guest speakers, field learning, and peer-to-peer information sharing.
At the conclusion of this course of study, the graduate will:
- Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of forensic theory.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the forensic accountant.
- Gather and analyze quantitative and non-quantitative evidence.
- Apply the methods and processes of various forensic accounting engagements.
- Demonstrate the ability to document and present findings and conclusions, including written reports, graphical presentations, and expert witness testimony.
- Develop a mindset of professional skepticism, using critical thinking and creative approaches to complex problem solving.