Carlow University's Fraud and Forensics graduate certificate provides advanced training in the field of financial fraud. This is an online eleven-credit offering that was designed by licensed experts from accounting, law enforcement, government and corporations in response to the increase in white-collar crime and occupational fraud. Using the most current techniques, students will gain knowledge and build the skills needed to investigate, remediate and prevent fraud.

Highlights of the program include: 

  • Completed in two semesters
  • Most courses are completed in five weeks 
  • Case-based learning 
  • Access to top anti-fraud resources through Carlow’s partnership with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Expert, committed instructors
  • Guest lectures from experts in the field
  • Credits earned can be applied toward completion of MS in Fraud and Forensics, or MBA with Fraud and Forensics track. 

Students in this program will come to understand the mind of a fraudster while exploring the various situations where organizations may be at risk for fraud. Key strategies on minimizing the risk for fraud are developed while building a deep understanding of the high personal ethics required in the field of certified fraud examination. The skill of financial statement examination is developed along with an awareness of all professional qualities needed to be a certified fraud examiner. Upon completion, students may want to pursue ACFE certification

This certificate allows flexibility and prepares students to begin a new career, or seek promotion in the field of fraud and forensics without completing a Master’s degree. The credits earned in the certificate can be applied towards completion of the Master of Fraud and Forensics degree or MBA degree.


• MFF 710: Intro to Fraud
• MFF 711: White Collar Crime; the psychology of the fraudster; why someone commits fraud
• MFF 713: Prevention & Ethics; ways to be pro-active in preventing fraud; ethical standards of a fraud examiner
• MFF 723: Financial Statement Examination; investigation of financial fraud