Combine your accounting knowledge with investigative skills with a certificate in forensic accounting from George Mason University.
Forensic accountants combine their accounting knowledge with investigative skills in various litigation support and investigative accounting settings.
Dive into the emerging field of forensic accounting with a Mason’s graduate certificate in forensic accounting. Forensic accountants are employed by public accounting firms’ forensic accounting divisions; by consulting firms specializing in risk consulting and forensic accounting services; or by lawyers, law enforcement agencies, insurance companies, government organizations, or financial institutions. Due to heightened awareness and growing intolerance of fraudulent activity, demand for forensic accountants is rapidly increasing.
Students with a bachelor's degree in accounting can use this certificate program as a means of obtaining the necessary 150 hours of academic credit to qualify for a CPA license. Students who complete at least two forensic accounting certificate courses with grades of B or better will have their application requirements for our master’s in accounting program reduced, and certificate course credits can be applied towards your master’s in accounting degree requirements upon enrollment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Earning a graduate certificate offers several significant benefits that make them appealing to professionals seeking to further their education. Among the most important of these include:
- Maximize Your Time and Money
- Develop a Specific Skill Set
- Advance Your Career or Make a Career Change
- Preparation for a Graduate Degree
An earned baccalaureate and/or graduate degree from an institution of higher education accredited by a Mason-recognized U.S. institutional accrediting agency, or international equivalent, verified from official transcripts.
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There is a $75.00 application fee. If you are a George Mason University School of Business alumni, please contact Kavon Williams at email@example.com.
College Transcript Requirement
We require unofficial copies of your transcripts for application review. You can upload these to your online application. If admitted, you must submit official transcripts prior to the last day to add/drop courses in your first term.
- Upload a copy of your current resume with your online application.
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