Forensic Accounting Certificate

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 9 credits
  • Timeline

    • One–three semesters

Follow the Money With a Certificate in Forensic Accounting

In the wake of scandals such as Madoff, Wells Fargo, Enron and others, the demand for Forensic Accountants has grown about 20% per year. It is estimated by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners that approximately 5% annual revenue around the world is lost to fraud. With an on-campus certificate in Forensic Accounting, you'll have what tomorrow needs.

Forensic accountants generally enjoy a 31% income premium over their peers. There are two main certification options for Forensic Accountants, the CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) and CFF (Certified in Financial Forensics). This certificate assists students in passing those examinations.

Who is This Certificate For?

This certificate is for qualified professionals who want to enhance their skill set and can be a foundation to continue toward a graduate degree. It is also valuable for degree-seeking students looking to develop a concentration that gives them an edge in their career path.

What You Need to Know

Students in the graduate certificate Forensic Accounting program learn to investigate and prevent white-collar criminal activity in the financial and banking sectors. They combine their accounting knowledge with investigative skills in various litigation support. Forensic accountants also have the knowledge to assist in development of corporate accounting systems and risk assessment to help prevent fraud. They are employed by public accounting firms, corporations, and governmental units.


To enroll in this certificate program, students must have taken Intermediate Accounting I. See complete admissions requirements.

Accelerated Option

Michigan Tech Bachelor's + 1 Semester = Accelerated Graduate Certificate

Current Michigan Tech undergraduates or recent alumni, get started right away. Our accelerated graduate certificates are a fast, affordable way to add graduate credentials to your bachelor's degree in as little as one semester. Be more marketable in your industry or prepare for your master's degree. Explore accelerated certificate options.


This graduate certificate requires a minimum of 9 total credits. Students may apply the credits earned for this certificate toward a graduate degree at Michigan Tech.


Graduate Director

Laura Sieders

Graduate Assistant

Laura Shawhan

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