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2015-2016 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ACT 680 - Forensic Accounting

Credits 3
Requirements: Prerequisite: ACT 601 or EquivalentLecture / 3 hours per week
Study of fraud examination as performed by forensic accountants. All stages of the fraud examination process are covered: a review of the legal system and civil and criminal proceedings, review of internal control processes, the application of auditing processes in fraud investigation, valuing a business, computer investigation and expert testimony, discussing means of information security, identifying methods of dispute resolution, and analyzing various types of fraud, including tax fraud, financial statement fraud, identify theft, and organized crime. Ethics of the accounting profession are stressed throughout the course providing study of the new Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.