Master of Science in Financial Fraud Investigations (MSFFI)

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Pfeiffer University has launched North Carolina's first master's degree program in financial fraud investigations through our division of business. The program was developed with the input of the field’s most knowledgeable experts to assure that graduates are qualified to perform the specialized work of one of the 21st century's fastest growing industries.

Prepare to test for fraud examiner certification (CFE) or other certifications, such as certified forensic accountant (CrFA). CPAs will be qualified to sit for CFF (Certified in Financial Forensics) credentials.


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


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 & the Law
  • FFI 706                  Legal Elements of Fraud & Litigation Support
  • FFI 708                  Introduction to Computer Forensics
  • FFI 735                  Advanced Topics in Fraud Examination
  • FFI 738                 Financial Information Analysis 
  • MBA 701               Organizational Communication


Take three elective courses (9 SH) from the fraud curriculum. You may choose a concentration or a take combination of any three elective courses.

Computer Forensics/Cybercrime

  • FFI 712                  Information Security Assuarance I
  • FFI 717                  Advanced Issues in Cybercrime
  • FFI 722                  Advanced Topics in Corporate Investigations

Law Enforcement Concentration

  • FFI 720                  Advanced Topics in Criminal Investigations
  • FFI 717                  Advanced Issues in Cybercrime
  • FFI 725                  Contemporary Issues in Forensic Accounting Theory

Civil Litigation Concentration

  • FFI 727                  Business and Asset Valuation
  • FFI 730                  Advanced Topics in Civil Litigation
  • FFI 725                  Contemporary Issues in Forensic Accounting Theory

For descriptions of courses, visit the academic catalog.

Tuition & Fees

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Are you interested in a career in corporate security, law enforcement, civil litigation or fighting cyber crime? 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.

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