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Students have the option of two different routes on their way to getting their graduate certificate in Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination

Option 1: Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination (FAFE)

Students will complete four courses. All four courses are taught using actual and simulated case materials, a hands-on approach to prepare students for their careers in litigation support, forensic accounting and fraud examination. To mimic real-world expectations, students are required to perform two actual engagements and report their findings both in writing and orally – see pitch-to-prosecutor and moot court exercise description below.

Courses

Association of Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE) CFE Exam Prep Course: Embedded in Accounting 583 is the ACFE Exam Prep Course, making you eligible and qualified to sit for the CFE exam.

Experiential Learning

The program includes two in-class / on-line case examinations and two examination engagements that students must complete in a team format. Both require students to present and defend their work in front of practicing professionals as follows:

Residency Requirements to Complete the Program

While WVU is embracing the online instructional delivery, we are also committed to experiential learning, so  two 2-day residencies are required (generally, Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday). These residencies will enhance your educational experience by exposing you to practicing experts currently working in the fraud examination and forensic accounting profession. Meeting your classmates and expanding your WVU network adds to the experience.

The online format enables working professionals to take advantage of graduate education without taking a leave of absence from work or being confined to evening or weekend classroom commitments.

Option 2: Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination (FAFE) and the Master of Professional Accountancy Degree (MPA)

Courses

As part of their degree requirements, MPA students will complete the following courses

To earn the Certificate in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination, MPA students must also complete the following two courses during the second four-week summer session:

Students will complete four courses, two of which provide academic credit in both the MPA and FAFE Graduate Certificate. All four courses are taught using actual and simulated case materials, a hands-on approach to prepare students for their careers in litigation support, forensic accounting and fraud examination. To mimic real-world expectations, students are required to perform two actual engagements and report their findings both in writing and orally – see pitch-to-prosecutor and moot court exercise below.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE) CFE Exam Prep Course:  Embedded in Accounting 583  is the ACFE Exam Prep Course, making you eligible and qualified to sit for the CFE Exam.

Experiential Learning

The program includes two in-class / on-line case examinations and two examination engagements that students must complete in a team format. Both require students to present and defend their work in front of practicing professionals as follows:

Residency Requirements to Complete the Program

While WVU is embracing the online instructional delivery, we are also committed to experiential learning, so  two 2-day residencies are required (generally, Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday). These residencies will enhance your educational experience by exposing you to practicing experts currently working in the fraud examination and forensic accounting profession. Meeting your classmates and expanding your WVU network adds to the experience.

The online format enables working professionals to take advantage of graduate education without taking a leave of absence from work or being confined to evening or weekend classroom commitments.