Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting
The Forensic Accounting Graduate Certificate at Georgia Southern is the next innovative program to stem from the 10 year long experience in higher education excellence delivering fraud examination and forensic accounting coursework. The graduate certificate in forensic accounting provides a rigorous and cutting-edge curriculum. Our engaging faculty guide students in developing and honing the skills necessary to support the legal process and investigate legal disputes, fraud and financial irregularities in today’s complex business world. The forensic accounting program topics include: fraudulent financial reporting; fraud schemes; cyber forensics and data analytics; interviewing and interrogation skills; financial statement analysis and valuation techniques; and expert testimony.
Program Contact Information:
Dr. Gordon Smith
Graduate Programs Director
Phone: (912) 478-5767
|Students may gain admission to the Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting program in the following ways. First, Master of Accounting program students may apply for admission to the degree program and the Certificate program simultaneously to earn the Certificate as an extension of their MAcc program of study. A degree seeking application and an application to the Certificate program must be submitted. As part of the MAcc application process, the admissions committee reviews applications on an individual basis looking at both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the applicant’s academic background and professional experience (if applicable). The committee seeks to assess each applicant’s potential for academic success and future professional growth based on the following:
Participation in the Certificate Program is open to any qualified, degree-seeking graduate student at Georgia Southern University. Students currently enrolled in a degree program must first apply and be admitted to the Certificate program. As permitted by their degree program, students may apply coursework to both the certificate program and their degree. It is not required that the certificate and degree be completed simultaneously, however, students must be enrolled to take classes and the seven year limitation on the application of prior coursework to either the degree or the certificate must be satisfied. Upon recommendation of the Graduate Program Director and approval from the Dean of COGS, credit earned in a certificate program may be applied to a graduate degree program.
Finally, students seeking only the Graduate Certificate or the Graduate Certificate independent of another degree program, apply and would be admitted by the College of Graduate Studies (COGS) under a Non-Degree Certificate admission status. Admission as Non- Degree Certificate does not guarantee subsequent admission to a graduate degree program. Applying to a graduate program is a separate process and different criteria must be met. Certificate program admissions decisions are based on prior academic work, and other factors that indicate potential of program success and enrichment of the learning environment.
|Priority Deadline||March 1||October 1||Does not Admit|
|Final Deadline||July 31||November 15||Does not Admit|
Last updated: 3/20/2017