The Economic Crime Institute of Utica College offers an online Executive Master of Science in Financial Crime and Compliance Management degree program designed to equip professionals in the field of economic crime with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in their field. The program merges analytical skills, leadership skills, and technology with a global perspective on economic crime, covering current fraud and economic crime issues, and risk management strategies. Students pursuing this degree will be prepared to take the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
The Economic Crime Institute also offers a Regulatory Compliance and Assurance Certificate program from which students may move seamlessly into the Executive MS in Financial Crime and Compliance Management degree or the Master of Business Administration (MBA). This post-bachelor’s certificate helps prepare students to take the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) exam. The curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to navigate the policies, regulations and laws of financial and technology organizations.
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The Executive MS in Financial Crime and Compliance Management is a cohort-based program promoting collaboration, networking, and personal and professional relationships. Cohorts begin in January, May, and August and the program can be completed in two years through part-time study. Students must possess three to five years fraud, financial investigation, auditing or related experience. A four-day campus residency is required.
The Regulatory Compliance and Assurance Certificate is 100% online with no campus visits required. A bachelor’s degree is required for admission, however neither work experience nor GMAT/GRE completion is required. Students may begin in January, May, or August and are expected to take 1 course every eight weeks.
Utica College uses the Engage Learning Management System (LMS) with courses delivered asynchronously. Online interaction includes video, chat, email, and discussion boards. The program requires a four-day residency on the campus in Utica, New York. The residency provides students with digital forensics training through the latest computer forensics technology. In addition, students tour the economic crime lab, set up their capstone project, and meet faculty and cohorts.
The Executive MS in Financial Crime and Compliance Management degree comprises 36 credits of which 9 credits are management courses, 9 credits are financial crime and compliance courses, 9 credits are technology courses, 3 credits focus on analytical skills, and 6 credits comprise either a professional project or thesis. Courses include Proseminar in Financial Crime and Compliance Management; The Manager in a Global Environment; Financial Investigations; Legal Concepts of Criminal Fraud; Fraud Management: Risk and Compliance; Fraud Management and Technology; Advanced Fraud Analysis; Information and Communications Security; Organizational Theory, Structure, and Design; and Networks and Internet Security.
The Regulatory Compliance and Assurance Certificate comprises 18 credits. Courses include Principles and Practices of Leadership; Legal and Regulatory Issues for Fraud Management; Organizational Theory, Structure, and Design; The Manager in a Global Environment; Fraud Management: Risk and Compliance; and Legal Foundations of Information Security and Privacy.
Utica College is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Utica College and the Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute are affiliated with The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and The National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE).