Are you looking to take your accounting career to the next level? Ready to pursue certification as a CPA? Then a Masters in Forensic Accounting from The College at Brockport’s School of Business Administration and Economics may be right for you. Enhance your potential for career advancement and pursue certifications in fraud, forensic accounting, and internal audit. Our class sizes are small and our class times are convenient for working professionals. And that’s an equation for success any accountant can appreciate.
Kevin Woodworth ('11) is employed as a staff accountant in the tax department at DeJoy, Knauf & Blood, LLP. He said, "The thing I value most from my Brockport degree is the preparedness I felt as I started work in the profession. Everything from the coursework to the faculty, to the opportunity to do internships prepared me to excel in my career."
Kevin Woodworth ’11
Kevin received a Master of Science in Accounting and earned the School of Business Administration and Economics Graduate Award in April 2011. In addition, Kevin earned membership into Alpha Chi and Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Societies and was awarded the 2010-11 Graduate Student Top Scholar Award. Kevin also received the Foundation for Accounting Education Excellence in Accounting Scholarship and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) Outstanding Accounting Student Award. While pursuing his graduate degree, Kevin made the Dean’s List with Honors and the President’s List.
The purpose of this Forensic Accounting program is to serve our Mission of “student success” and educate qualified students to ensure graduates are prepared to serve the business community and the public trust. At the School of Business Administration and Economics, we continually assess student learning in an effort to help our students excel academically and to reach their full potential. One such way that we ensure student success has been through the implementation of, and adherence to, a set of learning goals for each degree. For more information on the learning goals for the Forensic Accounting program, please click here.
The degree will provide qualified students with the opportunity to pursue licensure as a New York Certified Public Accountant. Students are expected to have an undergraduate degree in Accounting or its equivalent. Those without the necessary undergraduate preparation will need to make up any deficiencies prior to entering the program. For those who have an undergraduate degree from outside New York state, please go to this website to determine the eligibility of your credits for New York Certified Public Accountant exam.
The program is organized as ten three-credit-hour courses. Four of the ten required courses provide advanced education in accounting subjects. The remaining six courses cover related business topics that are largely addressed on the Uniform CPA Examination, including decision sciences, finance, economics, entrepreneurship, management information systems, and business law. Courses will be offered in the late afternoon and evening.
Students are admitted for both the fall and spring semesters. Non-matriculated students will not be permitted into the courses. Up to 12 hours of transfer credit is allowed for appropriate graduate work with a grade of B or higher. All accounting courses must be taken at The College at Brockport. The application deadline for the fall semester is July 1, and for the spring semester is December 1.
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