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The typical organization loses 5% of its annual revenues to fraud. This percentage continues to increase as more transactions take place online. As a result, the need for skilled fraud examiners is projected to grow as much as 10% through 2026. The Forensic and Fraud Examination Certificate will prepare you to help identify and defeat fraud in a wide variety of industries.

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Why Seton Hill’s Forensic and Fraud Examination Certificate?

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At Seton Hill, you can:

  • Start at multiple times throughout the year
  • Enjoy online courses
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Complete your certificate in less than a year

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) & Other Credentials

Certified Fraud Examiners are experts in preventing and detecting fraud. The CFE designation is a valuable credential for accountants and investigators across a wide range of disciplines, including insurance, ecommerce and criminal justice. Seton Hill’s Forensic and Fraud Examination Certificate Program will prepare you to earn the CFE, as well as the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) credential. Fraud examiners with additional credentials such as these often enjoy enhanced salaries and career opportunities.

Expert Faculty & Relevant Course Topics

Dedicated faculty members with practical business expertise developed this certificate, and will support you through its four courses: 

  • Financial Transactions & Schemes
  • Forensic & Fraud Legalities
  • Forensic & Fraud Investigation
  • Fraud Prevention & Deterrence

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Career Services for Life

Skilled fraud specialists are needed in many fields, including:

  • Insurance
  • Law 
  • Finance 
  • Government 
  • Information security 
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Salary levels change according to degree level, credentials, industry and years of experience, and can range from $50,000 to $150,000 per year. As a Seton Hill student, our award-winning Career and Professional Development Center will help you locate, and prepare for, new career opportunities.  And, like the benefits of your Seton Hill education, our Career Center will remain available to you after you earn your certificate.

Admission Requirements

This is a graduate-level program. If you do not have a degree in a business field, you will need to complete the equivalent of Accounting Principles I & II or BU500 (Financial Accounting) prior to completing courses in this certificate. (Your Seton Hill advisor will help you determine what is needed, if anything, as part of the admission and application process.) 

  • A completed graduate study application form (Apply online now for free!).
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and official undergraduate transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Official transcript(s) from any institution(s) in which postbaccalaureate or graduate course work was completed.
  • One letter of recommendation written by an appropriate professional.
  • A current resume.
  • A personal statement explaining how the Seton Hill graduate program can help you accomplish your professional goals.

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