Financial Crime Investigation Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Prepare for a Future in the Growing Field of Financial Crime Investigation

Unique to northeast Pennsylvania, Marywood's new Financial Crime Investigation (FCI) program provides a solid foundation for students interested in accounting and criminal justice. Graduates of the Financial Crime Investigation program are qualified to pursue a number of career paths in financial examination, fraud examination, and private investigation within a variety of industries, including insurance, finance, and the state and federal government.

The Financial Crime Investigation curriculum focuses on a variety of topics such as auditing, business taxation, criminology, financial analysis, law enforcement, and white collar crime. Students who graduate with Financial Crime Investigation degree meet the accounting educational requirements to qualify for work in certain government agencies such as the IRS, FBI, and DEA, as well as in traditional accounting and criminal justice roles in public or private sectors.

The Financial Crime Investigation program will teach students how to:

  • Evaluate and effectively use financial and investigative technologies to identify, gather and communicate evidence of economic crimes
  • Integrate financial, legal and forensic perspectives when conducting investigations and preparing for related legal actions
  • Create and interpret financial information, identify abnormalities in that information and gather support for potential legal action
  • Develop investigative techniques and documentation to discover and prosecute economic fraud

    Top Employers

    • Internal Revenue Service
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • Drug Enforcement Administration
    • Public Accounting Firms

    Top Career Paths

    • Criminal Investigator
    • Financial Crimes Investigator
    • Auditor
    • Financial Analyst

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    Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

    • Completed application
    • Official transcripts
    • Letter of recommendation
    • Official SAT and/or ACT test scores (Marywood is test optional)
    • Essay (optional)

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