Explore the detection and prevention of fraudulent activity in a variety of business, governmental and legal venues
We are pleased to announce that our UNH Manchester Forensic Accounting minor is included in the Forensic Science Review’s published list of forensic science educational programs. The list appears in the July 2020 issue.
What is the forensic accounting minor?
Opportunities for growth in the field of forensic accounting continue at an impressive rate. Career options for students who add this minor can include investigative and litigation support to accounting firms, banks, police departments, government agencies and other organizations. The knowledge attained in this minor can help a homeland security expert or accountant investigate the rampant fraud that is often tied to homeland security or business threats, including non-accounting fraud issues.
Why study forensic accounting at UNH Manchester?
The forensic accounting minor at UNH prepares students with the knowledge, skills and techniques to pursue a variety of career opportunities in homeland security and fraud investigation. You’ll learn about fraud prevention and deterrence, financial transactions and fraud schemes, investigation and law—the four content areas of the Certified Fraud Examiner certification exam offered by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, a highly regarded credential in security, corporate risk management, law and government. While it will not fully prepare you to pursue the CPA or careers more focused in traditional accounting, the minor is a great introduction to the field of accounting.
Potential career areas
- Corporate security
- Critical infrastructure protection
- Cybersecurity and information security
- Emergency management
- Environmental security
- Intelligence community
- Law enforcement (local/state/federal)
- Law school or legal support functions
- Military service
- National security policy/analysis
- Risk management