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Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

West Virginia University via Coursera

Overview

Everyday across the world, thousands of businesses are victimized by fraud. Who commits these bad acts? Why? And, how? In this course we are going to help you answer the questions: who commits fraud, why and how. We’ll also help you develop skills for catching them.

Syllabus

  • The Accidental Fraudster
    • Who are "accidental" fraudsters? Learn who accidental fraudsters are, the basic elements of fraud, and how devastating the costs of fraud are.
  • The Predator Fraudster
    • What is a "preditor" fraudster? How do you protect your organization against a preditor fraudster? Learn how internal control concepts and other techniques can help you detect and prevent preditor fraudsters.
  • Big Data, Benford's Law and Financial Analytics
    • What is "big data"? Learn how data analysis, Benford analysis and other tools can help you identify fraudulent activities.
  • Cyber-Crime and Money Laundering: Contemporary Tools and Techniques.
    • Money laundering. This week’s session will introduce you to the objectives and

      stages of money laundering as well as the basic techniques used.
  • Whistleblowing
    • Everything you need to know about whistleblowing. Learn the importance of

      whistleblowing and the difficulty of being a whistleblower.

Taught by

Richard Riley, Richard Dull and John Gill

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Reviews

3.8 rating, based on 11 reviews

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  • Olia Fjodorowa completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Amazing introductory course on the subject. The professor explains things really well, and in easy-to-understand language. It's very accessible and interesting.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course provided an excellent introduction to a field of study with wide application in the business world.

    Useful concepts were introduced, such as the fraud triangle, behavioural red flags, and fraud models. Data and text analysis was an interesting topic.

    The material was presented clearly, though it required close attention to respond correctly to the questions to be answered for each module.

    One gripe, I paid online for the course booklet on 13 March 2016 , but 4 months after the payment date I have still not received it!
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    Phillip TADA
    The course syllabus is good but it lacks some very important aspects of managing fraud such prevention and internal control measures to be adopted by a company or organization. There must be strategies of preventing fraud in the form of rules and procedures regulating the integrity of financial and accounting information, promote accountability, transparency and reduce risk and opportunity.
  • Nichlaus Panou is taking this course right now, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    It is essential for someone who wants to understand the reasoning behind fraudulent acts. Highly recommended for individuals in almost every business sector.
  • Dissipate completed this course.

    Informative and very interesting introduction to forensic accounting and fraud examination. Lecturers were clear, spoke at a good pace, and not boring. The course made me want to read up external material and find out more.

    The quizzes on the other hand were not great. Poor English, some questions were vague, did not make sense, or contained matters not covered in lectures.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    An excellent course.
    Great material, very well presented.
    A well-structured blend of academic material and its practical application to real-life situations.
  • Ishaku Yakubu

    Ishaku Yakubu is taking this course right now and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    This a very good course. I think it will help me to gain more knowledge and skills in fraud prevention ,fraud investigation and internal control.
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