Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
School of Business
Edinboro University

Specialize in financial fraud, litigation support and investigating corruption through the Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination program.

Accountants can play a significant role in identifying financial fraud, financial statement manipulation and corruption. The Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination program at Edinboro will arm you with the credentials you need to work in this important investigative field.

The major combines three distinct disciplines: accounting, forensic studies and criminal justice. You will complete all of the requirements in Edinboro’s Accounting concentration, plus seven courses from the Criminal Justice department that focus on forensic and investigative topics such as White Collar Crime, Organized Crime & Corruption, Criminal Procedures & Evidence and Financial Crimes. A capstone course in Forensic Accounting will complete your formal education.

Upon graduation, you will have completed the necessary coursework to be qualified to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination in Pennsylvania.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Gain an edge for graduate school or the competitive job market.

All Bachelor of Science in Business Administration concentrations are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), which accredits quality business programs across the globe.

Why choose Edinboro?

The Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination track builds on the strengths of Edinboro’s Accounting program. It offers you these advantages:

Small class sizes where you will learn industry best practices as well as the fundamentals of accounting, auditing, and criminal justice.

Faculty mentors, including forensic accountants.

Training for certification as a forensic accounting specialist.

Guest speakers who work in the financial fraud industry or have experienced accounting fraud.

Preparation to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination in Pennsylvania and accept a position in public accounting, corporate accounting or governmental auditing.

A recent alumni survey shows that 100% of our graduates have found jobs or been accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation. They are employed by public accounting firms, private companies, and government agencies including Erie Insurance, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Naval Audit Service or Northwest Savings Bank.

Why become a forensic accountant?

If you have an interest in accounting systems, financial reporting and financial investigative techniques, the Forensic Accounting track could lead to an interesting and rewarding future. As a forensic accountant, you could:

Work for a CPA firm which provides forensic accounting services.

Become an internal auditor for a governmental or corporate entity.

Obtain certification as a forensic specialist such as Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) offered by the Association of CFE’s or Certified Financial Forensic expert (CFF) offered by the American Institute of CPA’s.

Combine your credentials to secure a position with an investigative agency such as the FBI or the Pennsylvania Auditor General.

Prepare for a rewarding career.