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The accounting department mission is to provide current relevant programs that prepare our students to excel and advance in their accounting careers while building their business acumen to contribute meaningfully to their lives and community.

Why Accounting Fraud Investigation?

Our program offers more than just introductory courses in the area of fraud investigation. Davenport University’s accounting fraud investigation program prepares students for full time careers in a dynamic field. Globalization, economy growth and an increasingly complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to lead to excellent job growth for accountants and fraud examiners.  In addition, the 2014 median salary for Accountants and Auditors was $65,940, with a projected 11% growth in the next several years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Accounting Fraud Investigation program is a great choice if you:

  • Have an interest in accounting
  • Are interested in applied ethics and justice administration
  • Enjoy research and investigation in corporate finance
  • Want to develop strong problem-solving skills
Davenport also offers:
One of only a few worldwide student chapters of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), with featured monthly professional speakers and networking opportunities.

An internship/consulting experience, allowing you to demonstrate your technical skill and teamwork abilities in a professional work environment.

The BBA in Accounting Fraud Investigation can be completed in-seat or online.

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Full Curriculum


This program combines the development of technical skills in accounting, computer security, and legal investigation that are needed in fraud examination. Students specifically learn accounting principles, information systems, and auditing practices required in establishing internal controls for fraud prevention. In addition, this learning is coupled with the knowledge of network security that develops technological abilities in fraud detection. Interlacing the coursework in auditing and security is learning regarding the principles, methods, and techniques used in conducting criminal investigations which brings the fraud examination full circle. This program also prepares students with the soft skills of communications, teamwork and leadership needed by the fraud examiner professional.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

2016-2017 Recommended Program Sequence for Accounting Fraud Investigation, BBA and printable pdf download

Foundations of Excellence39 cr.
ACES100 or OPENAchieving Career and Education Success or (if exempt) Open Elective3 cr.
COMM120Presentation Techniques3 cr.
ECON200Microeconomics3 cr.
ECON201Macroeconomics3 cr.
ENGL109Composition3 cr.
ENGL110Advanced Composition3 cr.
ENGL311Professional Writing3 cr.
ENVS125 or SCI/MATHIntroduction to Environmental Studies or Science/Math Elective3 cr.
MATH125Intermediate Algebra3 cr.
SOSC201Diversity in Society3 cr.
STAT220Introduction to Statistics3 cr.
HUMNHumanities Elective3 cr.
SOSCSocial Science Elective3 cr.
Foundations of Business32 cr.
ACCT201Accounting Foundations I4 cr.
ACCT202Accounting Foundations II 4 cr.
ACCT220Accounting Information Technology3 cr.
BITS211Microcomputer Applications: Spreadsheet3 cr.
BUSN120 or BUSN*Introduction to Business or Business Elective3 cr.
BUSN210Professional Ethics3 cr.
FINC211Corporate Finance3 cr.
LEGL210Business Law Foundations3 cr.
MGMT211Management Foundations3 cr.
MKTG211Marketing Foundations3 cr.
Major48 cr.
ACCT213Cost Accounting3 cr.
ACCT301Intermediate Accounting I4 cr.
ACCT302Intermediate Accounting II4 cr.
ACCT310Accounting Fraud Examination3 cr.
ACCT315Federal Taxation I 3 cr.
ACCT320Auditing and Assurance Services 3 cr.
ACCT350Accounting Information Systems3 cr.
ACCT401Certified Internal Audit Basics (CIA)3 cr.
ACCT421EDP Computer Auditing3 cr.
ACCT495Accounting Issues and Research4 cr.
IAAS221Security Foundations3 cr.
IAAS332Authentication and Audits3 cr.
LEGL211Criminal Law3 cr.
PSMG250Investigative Techniques and Procedures3 cr.
Choose one of the following options:(3) cr.
BUSN489 or ACCT490Field Experience in Business or Accounting BBA Internship3 cr.
FINC493 & FINC494ACG Capstone Experience I & ACG Capstone Experience II3 cr.
Open Electives1 cr.