Master of Science in Accounting – Forensic Accounting Combat Financial Fraud


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Forensic accountants protect companies by combating theft, fraud, embezzlement, and other financial crimes. They play a vital role in the business world and perform many essential duties, such as reviewing financial statements, identifying fraudulent activity, testifying as expert witnesses in court, and assisting in civil and criminal investigations.

If you want to launch an exciting career in financial forensics, Liberty’s online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) – Forensic Accounting is a great next step to take in your academic and professional journey. This program can prepare students like you for success in the competitive business industry. With a master’s in forensic accounting, you can help your organization achieve financial security.

Partner with us and prepare to find your niche in the world of accounting.

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  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Our School of Business seeks to produce quality candidates who possess a strong working knowledge of the business industry. After completing this degree, you’ll be equipped to enter the workforce, advance in your current field, or pursue doctoral studies. Whatever your goals are, we’re here to help you achieve them.

At Liberty, we’re committed to providing you with the following benefits:

If you’re worried that school will get in the way of your other commitments and priorities, we have just what you need. With our 100% online forensic accounting program, you can complete your degree from the comfort of your home and log into your courses when it’s most convenient for you. Most importantly, you can stay invested in your family, job, and community while earning a degree that can take your career to the next level.

Dedicated Faculty
In this program, you’ll learn from professors who have extensive, real-world experience in business accounting. With their instruction, you will develop valuable skills and knowledge that can help further your career. Our faculty are passionate about what they do and committed to helping you reach your full potential.

Comprehensive Curriculum
At Liberty, you’ll gain more than textbook knowledge — you’ll develop the skills needed to tackle real-world accounting problems. Through our challenging, rewarding courses, you can learn how to integrate ethical principles with professional knowledge. Our programs are informed by cutting-edge research and are designed to help you lead with excellence and integrity in the workplace.

What Will You Study in Our Online Forensic Accounting Courses?

To effectively fight fraud, forensic accountants need more than math skills. They must also have a firm foundation in business, critical thinking, communication, and research. You’ll develop these essential skills as you complete Liberty’s forensic accounting degree. You will also gain the skills and education required to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam.

In this program, you’ll learn how to evaluate, review, and describe complex business finances. You’ll also learn how to oversee financial transactions and monitor for illegal activity in a variety of business settings. That way, no matter what type of organization you work for, you can prevent fraud and help your company achieve financial stability.

Learn how to use information systems to report financial data. In our online accounting courses, you’ll complete hands-on projects designed to help you analyze and apply the best tax research methods. If you want to become an auditor or accountant, our professors will help you gain the financial literacy and business management skills needed to succeed in the business world.

Accountants must follow high ethical and professional standards, which is why we offer a course on accounting ethics. Through the forensic accounting cognate, you can learn how to uncover discrepancies and abuses, prevent unaccounted losses, and ensure efficient budgeting. You can become an invaluable business asset and help your company thrive.

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Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

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