Accounting Major, BBA - Forensic Accounting Concentration

Campus: NYC, Westchester


The Forensic Accounting Concentration provides specialized training in the field of fraud examination and prevention. Students will take specialized courses in forensic accounting which will give them the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career as a forensic accountant.

Forensic accounting is one of the fast growing sectors in the accounting profession. Forensic accountants specialize in investigation, litigation, prevention, and reporting of financial fraud. Their functions include, but are not limited to, preventing white-collar crime, tracking terrorist funding, exposing tax evasion, keeping a company compliant with laws, and discovering purposeful misrepresentation of financial statements and other securities fraud.

Successful completion of the program will prepare students to pursue exciting opportunities in the field of forensic accounting. Students will also have the educational foundation to seek professional certifications including the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Students interested in pursuing CPA licensure will be required to take additional college level courses in order to satisfy the 150-credit hour requirement for CPA licensure in New York State and most other states.

Major Completion Summary

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 53
Major Requirements 67
Open Electives 8
Total Credits 128

University Core Requirements (53 Credits)

See complete University Core requirements.

Includes several of the major-required courses listed below:

Foundation Requirements
MAT 104Finite Mathematics3
CIS 101Introduction to Computing3
or TS 105 Computers for Human Empowerment
Lubin Foundation Requirement in Quantitative Reasoning 1
ECO 105Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics3
ECO 106Principles of Economics: Microeconomics3
MAT 111Elementary Calculus I3
MAT 117Elementary Statistics 24

Major Requirements  (67 Credits)

Business Core 1
BUS 101Contemporary Business Practice3
ACC 203Financial Accounting4
ACC 204Managerial Accounting4
FIN 260Financial Management3
LAW 150Business Law I3
MAR 201Principles of Marketing3
MGT 150Managerial and Organizational Concepts3
MGT 226Business Analytics3
MGT 490Business Strategy3
Accounting Core
ACC 203Financial Accounting 2(4)
ACC 204Managerial Accounting 2(4)
ACC 301Intermediate Accounting I4
ACC 302Intermediate Accounting II4
ACC 319Cost Accounting4
ACC 333Advanced Accounting4
ACC 375Accounting Information Systems3
Auxiliary Courses
CIS 122LAdvanced Spreadsheet Skills - Test Prep3
TAX 250Federal Income Taxation I3
Forensic Accounting Concentration Requirements
ACC 366Forensic Accounting3
ACC 368Enterprise Risk Management I3
ACC 461Auditing I3
CIT 251Computer Security Overview4
Total Credits67

Open Electives (8 Credits)

Open Electives
Select eight credits 18
Total Credits8

Total Credit Hours: 128