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M.S., Forensic Accounting Coursework

We offer flexible enrollment options. Students may attend part- or full-time; alternatively, students have the option to enroll on a non-matriculated basis, allowing them to take up to three courses (9-credit hours). Classes are offered beginning at or after 5 p.m. to allow for internships or full-time work. The program may be completed in one year full-time or over a maximum of five years of part-time study. Students are admitted for both the fall and spring semester, but students who plan to complete the degree in one year must enter in the fall semester due to course sequencing.

For detailed information on the M.S., Forensic Accounting program, please see the Graduate Course Catalog. For your review and reference, we have included a sample full-time and part-time program plan, a brief overview on CPA licensure requirements, as well as the M.S., Forensic Accounting Learning Objectives below.

Sample Full-Time Program Plan

Fall Semester—15 credits

Spring Semester—15 credits

  • ACC680, Principles of Forensic Accounting*
  • ACC681, Fraud Examination*
  • BUS617, Management Information Systems
  • BUS661, Decision Analysis
  • BUS676, Business Law for Executives

 

  • ACC 660, Advanced Topics in Audit and Assurance Services*
  • ACC682, Case Studies in Forensic Accounting*
  • BUS625, Corporate Finance for Managers
  • BUS663, Entrepreneurship
  • ECN605, Economic Analysis for Managers

Sample Part-Time Program Plan

Fall Semester Year 1 — 9 credits

Spring Semester Year 1— 9 credits

Fall Semester Year 2 — 6 credits

Spring Semester Year 2 —6 credits

  • ACC680, Principles of Forensic Accounting*
  • ACC681, Fraud Examination*
  • BUS676, Business Law for Executives
  • ACC 660, Advanced Topics in Audit and Assurance Services*
  • ACC682, Case Studies in Forensic Accounting*
  • BUS663, Entrepreneurship
  • BUS617, Management Information Systems
  • BUS661, Decision Analysis
  • BUS625, Corporate Finance for Managers
  • ECN605, Economic Analysis for Managers

*Accounting courses must be taken at The College of Brockport.

CPA Licensure Requirements

Prior formal education at the Bachelors or Masters Degree-level, combined with requirements for the Master of Science degree, must meet New York State Education Department requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA examination as follows: a combined minimum of 33 hours in accounting, a combined minimum of 36 hours in business subjects other than accounting, and a combined minimum of 60 hours of liberal arts and sciences. For details, please visit www.op.nysed.gov  and www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue. (Regulations of the Commission of Education: Sections 52.13, 70.1 and 70.4; Regents Rules Section 3.47)

 

Master of Science, Forensic Accounting—Student Learning Objectives

1. Our graduates will be knowledgeable about forensic accounting and advanced financial auditing concepts and applications:

1.1 Graduate students will demonstrate knowledge of core forensic accounting concepts.
1.2  Graduate students will apply advanced auditing concepts.

2. Our graduates will be adept at applying critical thinking skills in forensic accounting at a level commensurate with graduate degree work:

2.1  Graduate students will demonstrate competency in applying knowledge in forensic accounting to analyze and develop solutions to complex cases. 

3. Our graduates will be able to understand and evaluate ethical issues and situations arising in the accounting profession:

3.1 Graduate students will articulate and apply the ethical responsibilities of accounting professionals..
3.2 Graduate students will identify and evaluate ethical issues and situations, particularly in the context of a fraud investigation.

 

For Program Advisement

Dr. Donald Kent, Jr. PhD, CPA, CFE
Graduate Director, Master of Science in Forensic Accounting
108B Hartwell Hall

dkent@brockport.edu
(585) 395-5521 

For Application and Admissions Procedures

The Graduate School

(585) 395-2525
gradadmit@brockport.edu

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Last Updated 3/4/14