Upon completion, graduates with a BS degree in Economic Crime Investigation will have the following competencies, based on recommendations from ASIS International and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). These competencies will prepare students to sit for the CFE exam, as well as the certification exams through the International Compliance Association and the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators.
- Problem -Solving: Given a set of data abnormalities, select appropriate evidence to support potential legal action.
- Financial Intelligence: Create and interpret financial information, identify abnormalities in that information and gather support for potential legal action.
- Legal Proficiency: Apply principles of criminal/civil law to develop investigative techniques and documentation to discover and prosecute economic fraud.
- Information Technology Intelligence: Evaluate and effectively use financial and investigative technologies to identify, gather and communicate evidence of economic crimes.
- Analytical Skills: Using scientific methods, systematically and objectively gather, document and analyze financial and other data to identify economic crimes.
- Integrative Intelligence: Integrate financial, legal and forensic perspectives when conducting investigations and preparing for related legal actions.
- Communication: 1) Actively and critically gather evidence and 2) answer questions concisely and to the point when presenting evidence.