Lead in the Dynamic and Evolving Area of Fraud Management
Fraud can cause severe damage to an organization's reputation,
and to the bottom line. Recovering can be expensive and time
consuming. That's why, in today's digital and global market, small
businesses-as well as multi-national corporations-are making fraud
prevention a priority.
The urgency of fraud prevention and management has led to a
growing need for business leaders who understand how to protect
their organizations, not to mention their organizations' customers
and partners. Whether you are looking to move up as a fraud
analyst, or are in a business leadership role and want to focus
your skills on this critical field, earning your MBA in Fraud and
Forensics could be the right step for your career goals.
MBA Program Highlights
At Carlow, you can get the education you need to become a leader
in fraud prevention and management. And, you'll enjoy a learning
experience that includes:
- Courses offered online and/or in person on campus in the
Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh
- Practical, hands-on learning experiences
- Ethics-driven curriculum
- Simplified admission, with no GRE or GMAT required to
The next step in your career could be into fraud management and
Wondering which of Carlow's MBA programs is best for you - traditional MBA or E-MBA? Contact us to discuss your educational goals and qualifications.
Career Opportunities in Fraud Prevention and Management
Technology advancements are penetrating virtually every sector
of the economy-and it is happening rapidly. The growth of consumer
technology like smartphones, coupled with that of e-commerce, has
made fraud detection and prevention a pressing issue for
businesses. It's leading to job market growth in this interesting
and dynamic field.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the career outlook
for financial examiners who ensure legal compliance and consumer
protection is projected to grow 10% from 2016 to 2026. With that
comes growth for the individuals who lead fraud prevention teams.
Individuals looking to advance into leadership roles are
well-advised to pursue a master's-level education.
Median salary (2017)
$81,690, with highest 10% earning more than $153,850
Potential job titles
- Fraud Examiner
- Financial Investigator
- Forensic Audit Expert
- Fraud Manager
- Fraud Detection/Prevention Analyst
Ready to take the next step and further your education at Carlow
University? Apply for free
What You'll Learn
In this unique MBA program (36 credits), you'll learn the latest
ways to prevent, investigate, and solve fraud in the workplace-and
how to use your knowledge and skills in ethical leadership and
forensics to become an in-demand anti-fraud professional.
MBA Core Curriculum
Every Carlow MBA student completes core courses that cover both
the hard and soft skills needed for management and executive roles
across industries and organizations. Courses are taught through a
mix of scholarly and hands-on experiences that will prepare you for
real-world business leadership.
Examples of core courses include:
• Business Writing
• Strategic Analysis
• Decision Making for Leaders
• Financial Planning and Analysis
• Advances in IT and IT Management
MBA - Fraud and Forensice Concentration Courses
MFF 711: White Collar Crime
This course offers a deep dive into understanding white-collar
crime and its impact on organizations and the economy. Topics
covered include various types of fraud encountered in organizations
and the mix of pressure, opportunity, and rationalization that
influence why white-collar crimes are committed.
MFF 713: Fraud Prevention and Ethics
This course discusses the ethical processes that influence
individual and organizational fraud issues. Students study
fraudulent behaviors as well as tools for preventing fraud.
Coursework covers theories for criminogenic organization and how
fraud prevention programs and the establishment of ethical
corporate cultures can reduce the likelihood of criminal
MFF 721: Legal Elements of Fraud
In this course, students study the constitutional laws and
federal rules of civil and criminal procedure as they relate to
fraudulent activity. Coursework challenges students to apply
research, analysis, legal theories and law to fraud and forensics
Note: this is just a small sample
of the variety of classes you'll be taking. For more details about
these classes and more, review the
MBA Admissions Requirements
Our graduate program admissions process happens on a rolling
basis, meaning you can submit your MBA application any time of
year. Applicants are asked to apply for free
online, and submit the following materials:
- Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions the
- Personal essay that describes their academic objectives
- Current resume or curriculum vitae
- Two letters of recommendation that address the applicant's
leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level
An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however,
provisional admission is also possible for students who do not meet
all of the admission criteria, but who exhibit a strong possibility
of academic success.
Have questions about applying to enroll in Carlow's MBA program?
office of graduate admissions.