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Program Description

Robert J. Rufus  

Program Content

The MFA curriculum is an educational framework founded on both theory and practical application. Primary content areas include:

  • Criminology
  • 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.

Learning Outcomes

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.