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Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Forensic Accounting Online

Bolster your accounting background with expertise in financial investigations while preparing for exams to become a Certified Fraud Examiner.

12/28/20 Apply by
01/11/21 Start Classes

Program Overview

$9,972* In-State Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
36 Credit Hours

Become an elite anti-fraud professional by looking beyond the numbers in the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Forensic Accounting online program. Supplement your accounting background with expertise in financial investigations while preparing for exams to become a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Designed for students with previous accounting coursework, graduates of this unique, 100% online program will be equipped to transition into management roles or forensic accounting positions within organizations such as law enforcement or government agencies, or firms dedicated to auditing and accounting.

You will study types of occupational fraud, techniques for prevention and investigation, litigation support services provided by forensic accountants, using technology to find fraud within organizations, and more. Plus, our core curriculum enables you to build your foundation in functional business areas like economics, marketing, management and strategic planning.

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Tuition

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke offers the advantages of a private school education without the private school cost. Tuition for the MBA – Forensic Accounting online is affordable and priced with the working student in mind. Financial aid may be available for students who qualify.

Tuition breakdown:

$210* Per Credit Hour (In-State)
$9,972* Program Tuition (In-State)

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Program Graduate Tuition Per Credit Hour Program Tuition Per Credit Hour Fees Per Credit Hour Distance Fee Per Term Program Cost Including Tuition & Fees†
MBA (in-state resident) $209.81 $26.75 $28.18 $36.75 $9,971.64
MBA (out-of-state) $801.14 $26.75 $28.18 $36.75 $31,259.52

†Total tuition with fees for students who have an undergraduate business degree and take 3 hours per term. Students with a non-business undergraduate degree or missing pre-requisite undergraduate courses may need additional foundation courses which would impact the total price. Students taking more than 3 credit hours per term may pay slightly lower fees. Rates based on 2019/20 academic year.

Additional Fees

One Time Fees

Application Fee - $55 domestic/$60 international
Orientation Fee - $20
Graduation Fee - $90 (note, students will be charged an additional $25 if fee is not paid on time)

Students will be charged a $25 readmission fee after one year of non-attendance.

Calendar

For the convenience of our MBA – Forensic Accounting online students, the School of Business offers multiple start dates each year. View the full calendar below for upcoming deadlines, including when to turn in all required documents, register for classes and pay tuition for your desired program start date.

12/28/20 Next Application Deadline
01/11/21 Start Classes

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Course Start Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline
8/24/2020 10/9/2020 8/10/2020 8/17/2020 8/19/2020 8/20/2020
10/19/2020 12/4/2020 10/5/2020 10/12/2020 10/14/2020 10/15/2020
1/11/2021 2/26/2021 12/28/2020 1/4/2021 1/6/2021 1/7/2021
3/8/2021 4/23/2021 2/22/2021 3/1/2021 3/3/2021 3/4/2021

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke?

Admissions

The School of Business admission process is the first step toward becoming a difference-maker in the field of business. Find out the requirements for the MBA – Forensic Accounting online, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
2.5 cumulative GPA or 3.0 on all major courses or senior year coursework
GMAT/GRE waived for 3.0 undergrad GPA or master’s degree

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Candidates applying for the MBA with a concentration in Forensic Accounting need a bachelor's degree in accounting or must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete required foundation courses AND
  • Undergraduate coursework in the following:
    • Intermediate Accounting I or equivalent
    • Intermediate Accounting II or equivalent
    • Accounting Information Systems or equivalent
    • Auditing or equivalent

To be eligible for consideration for full or provisional admission, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Submit a completed online application
  • Pay a $55 non-refundable application fee ($60 for international applicants and waived for military members)
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA or 3.0 in all major courses or 3.0 in all coursework during senior year
  • GMAT or GRE waived for 3.0 undergraduate GPA or completion of a master’s degree at a regionally accredited institution
  • Applicants with less than a 3.0 cumulative GPA must submit an official report of satisfactory scores on an entrance examination (GMAT or GRE). Score: 400 or higher is the standard, but all scores will be reviewed as part of the admission decision.

Courses

In order to earn the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Forensic Accounting online, students must complete eight core courses and four forensic accounting concentration courses for a total of 36 credit hours. Applicants with non-business undergraduate degrees and/or applicants missing pre-requisite undergraduate degrees—including specific undergraduate courses in accounting—may be required to take additional foundation courses (listed below).

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an accelerated course designed for students with no accounting background or as a refresher course for students who desire to review accounting before enrolling in required MBA courses. A study of the basic concepts of accounting with an emphasis on the evaluation of transactions and the preparation and analysis of financial statements including their use in the management planning and control process. (This course will not count toward the 36 hours required for the MBA degree.)

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an accelerated course designed for students with no statistics background or as a refresher course for students who desire to review statistical methods before enrolling in required MBA courses. Intensive examination of statistical and graphical methods of analyzing quantitative information. Specific topics include frequency distribution, probability, sampling, T-tests, correlation, various graphic forms, regression analysis, and analysis of variance. (This course will not count toward the 36 hours required for the MBA degree.)

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an accelerated course designed for students with no economics background or as a refresher course for students who desire to review economic principles before enrolling in required MBA courses. A study of the individual decisions in the market economy and an overall view of the operation of the economy. Specific topics include theories of consumer behavior, behavior of firms in various degrees of competition, and government regulation. Fiscal, monetary, and supply-side policies are discussed. (This course will not count toward the 36 hours required for the MBA degree.)

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will provide a survey or review of basic Business Finance principles, including Time Value of Money, Financial Statement Analysis, Basic Stock and Bond markets and valuation, risk and return relationships and interest rates, and capital budgeting. Emphasis will also be on using technology to assist in financial analysis: Internet research, spreadsheet modeling, and the use of financial calculators. (This course will not count toward the 36 hours required for the MBA degree.)

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to and an overview of the essential elements of international business. Emphasis is placed on the application of behavioral and strategic management practices to global business environments at the graduate level.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course will examine explanations of individual behavior, the nature of human behavior in groups, and organizational structures and processes, especially as they affect human behavior. Principles of organizational change and development will also be addressed. The course will rely heavily on analysis and solution of case problems in addition to text and directed readings.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course details the role of marketing in the firm and its impact on the strategic planning process. An emphasis is placed on identifying and solving marketing problems, marketing strategy, and current issues facing marketing managers.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course integrates knowledge from functional areas via management of a computer-simulated company and analysis of complex business problems. Case approach requires student involvement in decision making. Prerequisite: final term of MBA program or permission of MBA director.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course covers time-value of money, capital budgeting and structure, and other finance-related decisions for corporations. In addition, the course is intended to give the student an appreciation for the role of finance within the firm and the impact of financial decisions on society at large. Includes basic microeconomic principles, accounting principles and practical applications within the business world.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an overview of methods of economic analysis applied to the modern U.S. economy. Emphasis is on microeconomics and managerial economics, such as theory of consumer choice and demand, theory of cost, outputs, industrial structure, and analysis of efficient use of resources within an organization. Macroeconomic analyses, including a review of monetary institutions, theory of GNP, inflation, and the rate of unemployment, will also be covered.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course will teach intermediate-level quantitative skills in multivariate statistics, optimization, and decision-making which will be used in subsequent MBA courses. Topics will include multiple regression, multivariate ANOVA, logistic regression, factor analysis, and linear programming. Computer software will be used.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the student to management’s use of accounting data in the decision-making process. Topics covered include: Estimating Cost Behavior Using Both Linear Regression and Multiple Regression Analysis; Short-Term Planning With Constraints on Resources; Information for Production and Control Analysis; Capital Budgeting, and Segment and Managerial Performance Evaluation. It is strongly recommended that students complete DSC 5100 prior to ACC 5500.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students will learn about the different types of occupational frauds, who commits them, how they are committed, how they can be prevented, and techniques to investigate such frauds when they are suspected to be occurring. Course content will be reinforced through the use of case studies.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students will learn about litigation support services provided by forensic accountants, including such topics as the use of appropriate models to compute commercial and economic damages. Accounting and business undergraduate programs typically do not expose students to the wide range of services accountants provide in legal proceedings and the technical and legal aspects knowledge to perform those services. Course content will be reinforced through the use of case studies.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students will develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of the legal mechanics of various types of business transactions and of the commercial law environment within which those transactions are negotiated and executed. The course is designed to enhance the student's analytical, communication, and negotiation skills while developing knowledge of several areas of law that play an integral part in management decisions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students will learn techniques for using technology to find fraud in organizations. Techniques will include analysis of both numerical and text data. Course content will be reinforced through the use of case studies and applications.

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*Total in-state tuition for North Carolina residents is $9,971.64. Total out-of-state tuition for non-North Carolina residents is $31,259.52.

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