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Economic Crime Investigation Degree (BS)

Program Details

Champlain College in Vermont offers a B.S. in Economic Crime Investigation degree. This degree is ideal for students who want to careers in forensic accounting, certified financial examiner, fraud examiner, and other various careers in fraud investigation. The curriculum is 120 credits, and includes key courses of: financial accounting, managerial accounting, forensic accounting, auditing, forensic analysis, white-collar crime, criminal law, and a few others. The general education component includes relevant coursework including:  statistics, psychology, history, literature, spreadsheet analysis, communication, economics, and critical reading. The curriculum encompasses a wide variety of topics that will help students get the most out of their education. This degree can be completed in 3 years and courses are offered in 7-week sessions. 

The program is designed for students to pass the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) test and other certifications. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) governs the CFE, and the test includes the following topics: fraud prevention and detection, fraudulent financial transactions, fraud investigation, and legal elements of fraud. Upon successful completion of the degree, students will successfully learn how to draft a fraud prevention strategy in regards to business management.


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Accreditation & Licensing

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions

New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The accrediting agency of Champlain College, this agency accredits the institutions in all six New England States, and includes on its roster Harvard University, University of Connecticut, University of Massachusetts, and Dartmouth College to name only a few.