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Online Course

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

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  • 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.

    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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Do you need expert help in gaining access/passwords to Facebook, gmail, Instagram, bbm, yahoo-mail, snap-chat, twitter, Hotmail, badoo, zoosk, various blogs, icloud, apple accounts etc. Password retrieval, breaching of bank accounts: (for local and international...
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  • 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.
  • John Walsh

    John Walsh completed this course and found the course difficulty to be medium.

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