Master of Business Administration

MBA with a concentration in Forensics & Fraud Examination

Across the world, thousands of businesses are victimized by fraud. The need for investigators of financial crimes with a background in forensic science has grown over the years, leaving companies unprotected. Develop the skills to identify the suspects, conduct an investigation and report the crime, while preparing for your certifications as a CFE, or in some states with the met requirements, the CPA at Tiffin University.

Graduate Program Tabs

TU’s MBA forensics and fraud examination concentration prepares students for the field of forensic accounting, fraud and criminal justice to achieve positions within auditing firms, in forensic accounting, fraud examination, litigation support, internal auditing, external auditing and criminal justice financial investigation upon graduation.

Classes will cover fraud, white collar crimes and ethical standards, as identified by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Students will be able identify fraudulent activities that include tax fraud and money laundering and will be able to plan a financial fraud examination, identify appropriate documentation and write the fraud examination report.

TU’s MBA forensics and fraud examination concentration also prepares students for the Certified Fraud Examiner’s Exam (CFE) upon completion of the courses. It also allows accounting students to meet the required 150 college credit hour requirement (as some states require) to pursue the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) Exam. TU’s forensics and fraud examination concentration is one of only a few universities who offer actual preparation for the CFE Exam by exclusively using the ACFE manual for the Certified Fraud Examination, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

**Classes begin in January 2020

Forensics and Fraud Examination Concentration (12 hours)

  • FFE510 Fraud Prevention and Deterrence
  • FFE520 Fraud Investigations
  • FFE610 Fraud Legal Environment
  • FFE620 Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes

MBA Core Curriculum 24 hours

  • MGT 515 Managerial Business Foundations**
  • MGT 516 Fundamentals of Quantitative Business**
  • MGT 522 Human Resources
  • MKT 523 Marketing Management
  • ECO 524 Managerial Economics
  • MGT 526 Quantitative Business Analysis and Research
  • FIN 612 Managerial Finance
  • MGT 614 Global & Transnational Management
  • MGT 621 Org Analysis and Design
  • MGT 622 Strategic Management
  • MGT 623 Legal & Ethical Issues in Management
  • MGT 630 Innovative Decision Making

**MBA core courses required of non-business undergraduate majors, international students and special admit applications.

Total MBA 36 hours

 

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.

Online: Two terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October

On Campus: Two terms per semester starting in January, May, August and October

- Core MBA, Leadership & Change and Data Analytics courses are offered online or on campus; remaining concentration courses are offered exclusively online.

Fraud Prevention and Deterrence (FFE510) – This course emphasizes the understanding of fraud prevention and deterrence that are essential to prevent and deter fraudulent activities. The contents within this course focuses on the material that is covered on the Fraud Prevention and Deterrence section on the Certified Fraud Examiners certification of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners certification of a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Fraud Investigations (FFE520) – This course emphasizes the understanding of fraud investigations that are essential to understanding how to conduct an investigation of fraudulent activities. The content within this course focuses on the material that is covered on the Investigation section of the Certified Fraud Examiners certification and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners certification of a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Fraud Legal Environment (FFE610) – This course emphasized the understanding of fraud legal environment that is essential to fraudulent activities. The content within this course focuses on the material that is covered on the Legal section of the Certified Fraud Examiners certification of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners certification of a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes (FFE620) – This course emphasizes the understanding of financial transactions that are potential indicators of fraudulent activities. An emphasis is also on the understanding of fraudulent schemes that exist. The content within this course focuses on the material that is covered on the Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes section of the Certified Fraud Examiners certification of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners certification of a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

If you want to learn more about our online or on-campus programs for working adults, click here.

Faculty

Rhonda Gilreath
Rhonda Gilreath

Rhonda Gilreath, Ph.D.

Gilreathr@tiffin.edu
419-448-3581

Associate Professor of Accounting

School of Business
Degrees & Certificates
  • Ph.D., in Accounting, Northcentral University
  • M.B.A., Tiffin University
  • B.B.A., in Accounting, Tiffin University
  • A.S., The University of Kentucky

Rhonda Gilreath, Ph.D.

Professor Gilreath has been with Tiffin University as an adjunct professor since 1998 teaching accounting, economics and finance courses. She became full-time in the fall of 2008. Professor Gilreath has worked at United Way, British Petroleum Oil (BP Oil) and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company holding various positions relating to accounting and finance. In addition, she has owned and operated a tax and accounting business since 1994. She is currently pursuing a certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Professor Gilreath is an educational member of The Ohio Society of CPAs, American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).

Rhonda Gilreath, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Accounting
Rhonda Gilreath, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Accounting

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