Become a certified fraud examiner
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting Fraud Investigation (120 credits)
Gain the skills and experience you need to conduct financial fraud investigation through the IACBE-accredited bachelor’s in accounting fraud investigation degree program at Davenport University. Davenport’s forensics accounting degree will equip you with the knowledge to incorporate accounting principles, information systems and auditing practices into the internal controls required for fraud prevention.
When you earn your accounting bachelor's degree from Davenport, you'll be in a position to exceed your future employer’s expectations. Partner with Davenport’s experienced faculty to excel and prepare for a full-time career in this dynamic field.
Davenport's forensic accounting program is offered on our W. A. Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids. You can also earn your online forensic accounting degree through Davenport's innovative Global Campus — or take classes both online and on campus.
What is forensic accounting?
Forensic accounting combines accounting, auditing and investigative skills to examine the finances of an individual or business. Accountants and fraud examiners are expected to be in high demand due to globalization, economic growth and an increasingly complex tax and regulatory environment. Davenport’s forensic accounting program can lead you to well-paying positions with accounting firms, corporations and government entities.
Explore Davenport's forensic accounting program courses
With Davenport's forensic accounting degree, you'll go beyond introductory courses in fraud investigation to relevant forensics accounting degree courses like accounting fraud examination, EDP computer auditing, accounting issues and research, security foundations, criminal law and investigative tech and procedure.
Foundations of Excellence
|ACES100 or OPEN||Achieving Career and Education Success or (if exempt) Open Elective||3|
|DATA275||Introduction to Data Analytics||3|
|SOSC||Social Science Elective||3|
|SOSC201||Diversity in Society||3|
|STAT220||Introduction to Statistics||3|
|MATH120 or MATH125||College Mathematics or Intermediate Algebra||3|
Foundations of Business
|ACCT201||Accounting Foundations I||4|
|ACCT202||Accounting Foundations II||4|
|ACCT220||Accounting Information Tech||3|
|BITS211||Microcomp Appl Spreadsheet||3|
|GPMT287||Principles of Project Mgmt||3|
|LEGL210||Business Law Foundations||3|
|ACCT301||Intermediate Accounting I||4|
|ACCT302||Intermediate Accounting II||4|
|ACCT310||Accounting Fraud Examination||3|
|ACCT315||Federal Taxation I||3|
|ACCT320||Auditing & Assurance Services||3|
|ACCT350||Accounting Information Systems||3|
|ACCT401||Cert Internal Audit Basics CIA||3|
|ACCT421||EDP Computer Auditing||3|
|ACCT495||Accounting Issues & Research||4|
|IAAS332||Authentication and Audits||3|
|PSMG250||Investigative Tech & Procedure||3|
Choose one of the three following experiencial learning courses:
|ACCT490||Accounting BBA Internship||3|
|BUSN489||Field Experience in Business||3|
|FINC493 and FINC494||ACG Capstone Experience I and ACG Capstone Experience II||3|
Open Electives *Consider adding the BBA Honors Specialty
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
See our Recommended Program Sequences:
Why study in the forensic accounting program at Davenport?
You’ll learn from Davenport’s expert professors who hold key management positions and are highly credentialed with doctoral degrees and professional certifications, such as the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification.
Experience the Davenport difference:
Develop important connections through career fairs, discussion panels and speaker events. Among schools for forensic accounting, Davenport has one of only a few worldwide student chapters of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
Interlace your coursework in auditing and security to further understand the principles, methods and techniques used in criminal investigations. Develop technical skills in accounting, computer security and legal investigation that are necessary in fraud examination through the forensic accounting program.
Work alongside your professors on classroom projects, research and service-learning activities, such as Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). Gain the accounting skills you’ll need for forensic accounting jobs through internships and job shadowing.
Graduate prepared for forensic accounting jobs in both public accounting and private industry, including roles in fraud investigation, internal auditing and internal controls. Employers hire our graduates because they demonstrate career readiness.
Flexible learning options
Complete your forensic accounting bachelor's degree through 7-week courses delivered 100% online, on-campus or a combination of both. Choose the option that works best for you and your life.
We’re so confident in the education you’ll receive through the forensic accounting program that we guarantee you a job in your field within six months of graduation through our Employment Guarantee program.
Get started in Davenport’s forensic accounting program
Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your forensics accounting degree at Davenport.