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Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Traditional)

Skills you will gain

Fraud DetectionInternal ControlFraud InvestigationForensic Accounting
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Traditional)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

The Accidental Fraudster

Who are "accidental" fraudsters? Learn who accidental fraudsters are, the basic elements of fraud, and how devastating the costs of fraud are....
Reading
4 videos (Total 35 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Why People Commit Fraud10m
Fraudster Demographics8m
Randy Pierce - The Accidental Fraudster6m
Reading2 readings
Syllabus10m
Getting the Most from this Course10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

The Predator Fraudster

What is a "preditor" fraudster? How do you protect your organization against a preditor fraudster? Learn how internal control concepts and other techniques can help you detect and prevent preditor fraudsters....
Reading
4 videos (Total 36 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Attributes of a Predator9m
Internal Control Concepts10m
How to Detect and Prevent Financial Statement Fraud - Crazy Eddie12m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Big Data, Benford's Law and Financial Analytics

What is "big data"? Learn how data analysis, Benford analysis and other tools can help you identify fraudulent activities....
Reading
5 videos (Total 34 min), 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Data Analysis Tools13m
Benford Analysis5m
Availability of Data and Text Analysis6m
Making Crime Pay: How to Locate Hidden Assets - Steve Comisar2m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Cyber-Crime and Money Laundering: Contemporary Tools and Techniques.

Money laundering. This week’s session will introduce you to the objectives and stages of money laundering as well as the basic techniques used. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 28 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Money Laundering Basics6m
Money Laundering Schemes7m
Making Crime Pay: How to Locate Hidden Assets - Money Laundering9m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By KGApr 25th 2017

Amazing course! please offer more courses like this on fraud examination and forensic accounting. I would also be interested to take a course on Internal audit, Internal controls and res management.

By SSAug 7th 2018

I liked everything in this course. But for one- I feel for all the quizzes, the right answer must be given so that we get to know where we are wrong. Only explanation as to why it is wrong is given.

Instructors

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Dr. Richard Riley, Ph.D

Louis F. Tanner Distinguished Professor of Public Accounting
Accounting
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Dr. Richard Dull, Ph.D

GoMart Professor in Accounting Information Systems
Accounting
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John Gill, J.D., CFE

Vice President - Education
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

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