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First Financial Fraud Certificate in the Region - One of Only a Few Programs of Its Kind in the U.S.!

Certificate content may assist students in preparing for additional professional certifications including: Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE); Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA); and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). Each course may qualify for 45 hours of CPE credit per Oklahoma Accountancy Board guidelines.

Courses develop competencies in white-collar crime prevention and detection - including forensic and investigative principles/practices in accounting, economics, finance, and digital devices.

Flexibility for Working Professionals

Designed to support the needs of working professionals. Classes are taught in the evening to enable students to continue meeting the demands of their career and other commitments.

Go Further

Academic credit earned through successful completion of the 15-hour certificate can be transferred toward the 30-credit hour Meinders School of Business Master of Science in Accounting graduate degree. Completion of the MSA would require 5 additional courses: (15 credit hours)

ACCT 5323 Principals of Fraud Examination

Develops the main topics in fraud examination, including: the nature and motivations for fraud; fraud prevention, detection, and investigations; various types of fraud; and, some of the more infamous fraud cases. Utilizes an open-ended, seminar format in which students actively participate in gathering materials and discussion.

ACCT 5223 Forensic Accounting

Forensic accounting combines accounting, auditing, and investigative skills to identify, investigate, and communicate evidence and analysis that could be suitable to courses of judicature. Students will learn the rudiments of civil/criminal procedure, rules/care of evidence, and expert witnessing. Students will learn how forensic accounting provides the basis for negotiation, settlement or other decision-making in business situations (e.g., litigation support, property/economic valuation/damages, etc.).

ACCT 5453 Digital Forensics

Digital forensics (a/k/a digital forensic science) is a branch of forensic science offering professionals a systematic approach to the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices, often aimed at solving computer crimes or other crimes utilizing digital devices. The needs for digital forensic experts are growing in corporations, accounting and law firms, insurance companies and law enforcement. Digital forensics investigations have a variety of applications - most commonly to provide supportive or refuting evidence before criminal or civil courts (as part of the discovery process). This work would include retrieval procedures that follow proper investigative procedures. Forensics may also provide support for internal corporate investigations or intrusion investigations (i.e., a specialist probe into the nature and extent of an unauthorized network intrusion). This course will cover both the principals and practice of digital forensics.

ECON 5253 Forensic Economics

Forensic economics introduces students to methods of policy analysis most common to litigated situations. These methods and their economic rationales are extended to introduce models of personal damage estimation, including harm to individuals and property that have long-term impacts on economic returns. Finally, the course will offer a survey of developing topics in the field of forensic economics relevant to the aspiring practitioners. Students in the course should be comfortable with the principles of microeconomics and basic functionality of Microsoft Excel.

FIN 5353 Current Issues in Financial Fraud

Survey course discussing some of the most common and current forms of fraudulent practices in the finance world (e.g., investments, banking, real estate, and insurance) in an effort to raise awareness of such harmful behavior, and to arm the students with the knowledge and skills to fight against them.

Applications are evaluated on an individual basis considering the following factors:

  1. Academic Background (Transcript)
  2. Professional Experience (Resume)
  3. Recommendations (At least two; via online form)
  4. Personal Statement (Minimum 500 words, no maximum)

For questions about the application process:

Cindy Treadway
Meinders Graduate Advisor
[email protected]
(405) 208-5154

SUMMER 2021 - SPRING 2023






TUITION $590/CREDIT$1,770$8,850
GENERAL FEES $155/CREDIT*$465$2,325

*General Fees Waived for students receiving tuition assistance from Meinders Corporate Partners.

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