Master of Science in Financial Fraud Investigations (MSFFI)

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Pfeiffer University offers North Carolina’s first master’s degree program in Financial Fraud Investigations, developed with the input of professionals in the field–to assure that students are qualified to perform the specialized work of one of the 21st-century’s fastest-growing fields.

With a master’s degree in Financial Fraud Investigations, you will be prepared to test for Fraud Examiner Certification (CFE) or other certifications such as CrFA; CPAs will be qualified to sit for CFF (Certified in Financial Forensics) credentials.

Campus

The Financial Fraud Investigations degree is offered online. The program is designed for working adults who desire flexibility and convenience.

Curriculum

Our financial fraud investigations master’s degree program requires 30 semester hours (SH).

Core Courses (30 SH)

  • FFI 701 Internal Controls & Corporate Governance
  • FFI 702 Fraud and the Law
  • FFI 703 Fraud Analytics
  • FFI 706 Legal Elements of Fraud & Litigation Support
  • FFI 738 Financial Information Analysis
  • FFI 799 Capstone
  • MBA 701 Organizational Communications

Specializations (9 SH)

Cyber Forensics

  • FFI 712 Information Security Assurance I
  • FFI 714 Informational Security Assurance II
  • FFI 717 Advanced Issues in Cybercrime

Anti-Money Laundering & Law Enforcement

  • FFI 717 Advanced Issues in Cybercrime
  • FFI 720 Advanced Topics in Criminal Investigations
  • FFI 740 Contemporary Topics in Money Laundering

Concentration for MBA/MSL

  • FFI 701 Internal Controls & Corporate Governance
  • FFI 702 Fraud and the Law
  • FFI ELEC​

For descriptions of courses, visit the academic catalog.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed Pfeiffer University graduate application for admission.
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a satisfactory grade point average
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Graduate Entrance Assessment (GRE, GMAT or Miller Analogies Test preferred).
    • Test requirement is waived for applicants already possessing an earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • The requirement is waived for applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or greater who document 5-7 years of professional work experience.

Pfeiffer University has a maximum time to completion of a degree as seven (7) years from the time of initial enrollment except for the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, which is five (5) years.

Program Requirements

It is expected that students who enter the MSFFI program have a working knowledge of commonly used computer programs involving word processing, database, and spreadsheet software. It is also recommended that each student have an individual email address and be familiar with Internet practices.

Tuition & Fees

Click here for current tuition and fees. Contact an admissions advisor about financial aid and scholarship opportunities

Careers

Are you interested in a career in corporate security, law enforcement, civil litigation or fighting cybercrime? The best candidates for these career opportunities are accountants and non-accountants with business or law enforcement experience or people who wish to work in the fraud investigations division of public accounting firms, law enforcement agencies (including the FBI, IRS, CIA, Homeland Security) or as expert consultants.

Ready to get started? Apply now. 

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