May 27, 2024  
2017 Graduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER - FALL) 
2017 Graduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER - FALL) [ARCHIVED CATALOG - Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Economic Crime and Fraud Management (M.B.A.)

Utilization of the Internet for e-­commerce and e-­business, the availability of information, and the globalization and competitiveness of business have combined to create opportunities and pressures for the commission of criminal frauds. Worldwide financial losses from fraud have reached staggering proportions, and recent surveys indicate that traditional frauds, as well as frauds enhanced by the use of technology, will continue to experience significant growth over the next decade. The need for managers who understand how frauds are committed and who have the skills to manage the fraud risk through cutting edge prevention, detection, and investigation techniques will continue to be critical in the 21st century.

The Master of Business Administration degree program in Fraud Management provides students who have completed their undergraduate education in related academic areas or students currently employed in law enforcement or industries impacted by fraud or security issues to obtain professional skills in management specific to the prevention and detection of fraud. The program, which can be completed in two­ and ­one ­half years of part-­time study, utilizes a flexible distance-learning format.

Student Learning Goals

  • Identify complex problems - demonstrate critical thinking by implementing a solution
  • Demonstrate quantitative skills
  • Demonstrate competency in use of technology
  • Demonstrate leadership and team work effectiveness
  • Demonstrate effective communications skills
  • Identify and analyze legal and ethical issues in management

Academic Requirements (30 credit hours)


If you do not possess an undergraduate degree in a business-related area of study, you may be required to complete a series of prerequisite leveling modules to ensure you possess adequate business knowledge to succeed in the M.B.A. program. Leveling modules are online, self-study modules and your leveling module needs will be determined using a pre-program assessment exam. Your exam results will not impact your acceptance into the program, only your need to complete leveling modules in identified areas of business knowledge. 

The Fraud Management Capstone Course:

Fraud Management Elective Courses

Select one elective from the following:


Under certain circumstances a required course may be waived, meaning that the student does not have to take that course. A waived course implies that a student has sufficient knowledge in that particular area. However, no credits are awarded for waived courses. See “Waived Courses” in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of this Catalog for additional information.