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Forensic Business Studies

The College of Business and Economics, mostly through collaborations with the WVU Forensic Science Initiative in the Research Office, has created a range of programs that fill previously unmet needs in the forensic community. They fall under two broad concepts: The business of forensics and the forensics of business.

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The Business of Forensics

The business world can offer many potential solutions to problem situations in the field, and WVU's College of Business and Economics is the only academic institution intensively studying forensic laboratories and applying business solutions.

FORESIGHT

FORESIGHT is a business-guided self-evaluation of forensic science laboratories across North America. 

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Forensic Management Academy

Through customized case studies, interactive projects and lectures, forensic service providers will explore contemporary business topics as they relate specifically to working in a forensic laboratory or agency. 

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Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

WVU lead the way in developing the national curriculum for fraud and forensic accounting programs on behalf of the National Institute of Justice (Department of Justice). The effort set WVU apart as a thought leader in FAFE education.

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Research Output

Project FORESIGHT has led to significant research developments for the business of forensic sciences. The output includes developments in budgeting, cost effectiveness, efficiency, human resource management, measurement, and strategic management.

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