Forensic Accounting

A Specialized Degree for a Fast-Growing Field

Learn to detect, investigate and analyze the accounting of organizations, large and small through NEC’s Master of Science in Accounting – Forensic Accounting concentration. This concentration complements traditional accounting theory with auditing and investigating tactics and skills.

Through the inter-disciplinary approach in this program, you’ll develop an expansive knowledge and understanding of forensic accounting, investigative techniques and proper preparation and reporting for litigation. NEC’s degree programs are conducted online in a collaborative and flexible environment to foster a creative learning platform.

Highlights of the Program

New England College’s Master of Science in Accounting – Forensic Accounting concentration is a 40-credit hour program designed to expand your accounting knowledge, while also teaching you the skills you need to succeed in the investigative side of the industry.

  • Builds on your leadership, management, and accounting knowledge
  • Expands the depth and breadth of your expertise to prepare you for a variety of challenging forensic accounting positions
  • Refines your critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving skills for advanced risk analysis, auditing, taxation, and other disciplines
  • Develops strong analytical and investigative skills
  • Enhances deductive skills and judgment
  • Expands your understanding of acceptable accounting practices
  • Teaches you to identify questionable practices in complex financial transactions
  • Helps you gain an understanding of how forensic accounting is used in the judicial system

Job Opportunities for Graduates in Forensic Accounting

Through small interactive online classes and mentoring, graduates of this program are equipped with the theory, practice, and expertise necessary to investigate financial and accounting practices in all types and sizes of organizations.

Potential roles include:

  • Expert witness
  • Auditor
  • Researcher
  • Forensic auditor
  • Senior investigator with law enforcement

Forensic accountants are in high demand today as the boundaries of acceptable accounting practices continue to be pushed. Below is a sampling of the types of organizations and entities that are seeking experienced forensic accountants:

Law firms

Accounting firms

Justice system and law enforcement (FBI, SEC, IRS, and more)

Banking and financial organizations

Consulting agencies

More about Our Forensic Accounting

To learn more about NEC’s online Forensic Accounting degree program, click on the links below.

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New England College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).