Course Information

Intro to Forensic Accounting (ACT 439)

Term: 2021-2022 Summer Term


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Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu, 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM (5/10/2022 - 6/17/2022) Location: MAIN SJ LAB


This course explores the forensic accountant's role in today's economy. Topics covered include fraud detection and fraud investigation techniques, valuation of closely-held businesses, lost profits analyses, and various types of litigation support services. Fundamental legal concepts governing expert witness testimony are also examined, and students are required to quantify economic damages in cases. By the end of the course, students can understand both the pervasiveness and the causes of fraud and white-collar crime in our society, examine the types of fraud and fraud schemes that affect business enterprises, explore methods of fraud detection and prevention, and increase their ability to recognize potential fraudulent situations.