Investigation is a broad interdisciplinary field in which students learn how to identify, collect, and analyze evidence in civil and criminal cases. The program includes thee concentrations: criminal investigations, financial crimes investigations, and digital forensics investigations. Each concentration focuses on a specific area of specialized investigations and is designed to prepare students for investigative careers in one of the areas of specialization.
Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits of graduate work, which includes a required capstone requirement.
Students enrolling in the financial crimes investigations concentration who have no previous accounting education should be familiar with the basic understanding of the accounting concepts (financial statements, the elements of financial reporting), and the basics of the accounting process.
Upon completion of the program, graduates will have learned how to:
- Identify the various financial/white collar crime typologies
- Evaluate correct investigative tools and information sources used in investigations
- Prepare prosecutorial or internal reports
- Analyze the legal requirements for investigations