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Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting Minor

The minor in Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting provides students with the skills needed to combat crimes such as embezzlement and corporate malfeasance, restoring morality and ethics to the business world.

What is the Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting Minor?

Every day, identity theft and fraud are responsible for the destruction of not only individual businesses and lives but also a negative impact on the economy. For these reasons, fraud examination and forensic accounting is one of the fastest-growing sectors within the financial and accounting industries. Assumption’s program combines financial knowledge as well as the investigative and communication skills needed to tackle these complex crimes. 

The forensic accounting and fraud examination courses are complemented by instruction in business ethics, cybersecurity, criminology, corporate governance, and data security. With an educational foundation steeped in the liberal arts and a business program committed to forming socially responsible and ethical graduates, you will be well-prepared to work in an array of diverse fields, including assessing strategic risk for organizations like the FBI and the Big 4 public accounting firms.

Program Contact

Smriti Rao, Ph.D

Department Chair, Economics, Finance and Accounting, Professor of Economics, Global Studies Program Director
508-767-7565 Tsotsis Family Academic Center - Room 229

Program Curriculum

  • Required Courses (7)


    ACC 125 Principles of Accounting I
    ACC 126 Principles of Accounting II
    MGT 100 Introduction to Management
    ACC/MGT 331 Fraud Examination
    ACC 332 Forensic Accounting
    BUS 320 Issues in Corporate Governance and White Collar Crime
    CYB 115 Cybersecurity Fundamentals


    Elective (1)


    ACC 211 Accounting Information Systems
    ACC 240 Auditing
    PHI 240 Business Ethics
    MGT 301 Business and Society
    CSC 335 Computer and Data Secuirty 
    SOC 242 Criminology

    Course Descriptions

Assumption is dedicated to providing a clear understanding of what your education will cost

We’ll help cut through the complexity of financing your education, ensuring you understand what you need, how to apply for aid, and what’s expected of you. You will be assigned a personal financial aid advisor who will guide you through the process and answer all of your financial aid-related questions.