Forensic Accounting Program Student Spotlight
FAU’s School of Accounting Executive Programs’ student Onassis Vilaire shares her exciting experiences and career opportunities since starting the Masters of Accounting with Concentration in Forensic Accounting program.
Ask us to share with you stories about many of our graduates who have transformed their lives and are now working in places like the FBI and small and large accounting firms.
The Executive Master of Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting is a 2-year online degree program tailored to the needs of busy professionals. The forensic program is offered by the School of Accounting Executive Programs (SOAEP), a department in FAU’s AACSB-accredited and nationally recognized College of Business.
Cutting edge technology in online learning gives students the flexibility and convenience to complete the entire curriculum from any place in the world. Students can stream the lectures live over the Internet to their PC, Mac, or mobile device, or they can watch the lectures at any time during the week. Students that desire a more traditional classroom experience may participate in the optional live lectures held on Saturday mornings at the Fort Lauderdale campus.
Students have the unique opportunity to learn from a faculty of professors and industry experts to integrate academic research with real life practice. Our faculty members and guest speakers publish articles and textbooks in forensic accounting. Students also benefit by learning from practitioners who have firsthand experience in expert witness testimony and active investigative work.
By the end of the program, students have a solid knowledge of fraud investigation and prevention, dispute resolution, litigation support, valuation, expert testimony, money-laundering investigation and other types of criminal investigation. In the collaboratively designed and taught writing course, students gain abilities in critical thinking and communication skills that involve investigative reading and effective writing while studying forensic accounting content.
SOAEP has a diverse student body comprising students from 35 states and several countries (Japan, France, Czechoslovakia, Kenya, Bahamas, and Jamaica).
A welcoming environment and high quality support services help students balance educational success with busy life schedules. Throughout the program, students receive comprehensive academic assistance and 24/7 IT technical support assistance.