Program Overview

La Salle University offers a Master of Science in Economic Crime Forensics (ECF) program.  The Program consists of two concentration choices: Corporate Fraud and Network Security. Students in the Corporate Fraud track have to opportunity to complete the degree program with 100% online courses, whereas students in the Network Security track will complete the program in a blended format, with traditional meetings being held at La Salle's main campus in Philadelphia.

The M.S. in ECF extracts the crucial components from La Salle's graduate programs in Computer Information Science, Information Technology Leadership and Master of Business Administration and adds theories of criminal justice, litigation preparation, and corporate ethics. The ECF program also provides a concentration for technology managers interested in advancing a leadership career with academics related to integrating financial compliance with corporate business goals. Students will complete a capstone experience which culminates their education through theory and practice in an industry specific research project or a program-related experiential position. The goal of this program is to prepare graduates for careers such as internal and external fraud auditors, digital forensics specialists, and data and network security managers for advancement in the fields of economic crime and digital computer forensics. The inpiduals who complete the ECF program successfully, will be able to detect, deter, and investigate events of economic crime, misconduct, and abuse. 

The degree program focuses on a basic understanding of core competencies which lead graduates to:

Economic crime definition, analysis, and prevention;

Legal and corporate compliance and ethical issues;

Economic risk analysis and mitigation; and

Investigative practices, principles, and prosecution.

A Master of Science in Economic Crime Investigation degree provides a functional blend of the academic background, technical skills, business sense and the understanding of criminal law to succeed in careers as economic criminal investigators and prevent fraudulent practices and computer crimes. Possible career opportunities for graduates of the M.S. in Economic Criminal Forensics are fraud investigators, computer security analyst, loss prevention consultants and financial investigators.  The program emphasizes the understanding of business fraud, with a curriculum that builds on concepts such as accounting, finance and general economics so students can gain ethical business practices and identify when best practices are being exploited.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0.


    This Program is unique to the Eastern Pennsylvania geographic area.

    School Overview

    La Salle University is a private, Roman Catholic university that was founded in 1863 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school was founded by the Institute of the Brothers of Christian Schools who named La Salle University after St. Jean-Baptiste de La Salle. The University is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church through the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The school began as an all-male school until 1970 when women were admitted into regular classes. In 1984, La Salle was granted University status after its expansion of academic buildings.

    La Salle University offers undergraduate and graduate programs, and certificate programs. The curriculum is very strict, reflecting the strong commitment for students to learn both intellectually and spiritually. Several programs are offered online, either completely or in hybrid formats.


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