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

Forensics and Fraud Examination concentration qualifies students for above entry-level positions with auditing firms. These courses utilize the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s Manual to assist the student in understanding the current field of forensic accounting/fraud. This coursework parallels the content of the Certified Fraud Examiner’s Exam and serves to prepare students to receive the certification (CFE) upon completion of the concentration.

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Tiffin University’s School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education supporting, celebrating and rewarding teaching excellence. They accredit business education programs at the associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degree levels worldwide. Institutions with this accreditation are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want. Every quality business program worldwide is accredited.

Forensics and Fraud Examination Concentration (12 hours)

FFE510 Fraud Prevention and Deterrence    3 hours

FFE520 Fraud Investigation    3 hours

FFE610 Fraud Legal Environment    3 hours

FFE620 Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes    3 hours

Total    12 hours

 

MBA Core Curriculum 24 hours

ECO524 Managerial Economics    2 hours

FIN612 Managerial Finance    2 hours

MGT515 Managerial Business Foundations**    2 hours

MGT516 Fundamentals of Quantitative Business**    2 hours

MGT522 Management of Human Resources    2 hours

MGT526 Quantitative Business Analysis and Research    2 hours

MGT614 Global & Transnational Management    2 hours

MGT621 Organization Analysis and Design    2 hours

MGT622 Strategic Management    2 hours

MGT623 Legal and Ethical Issues in Management    2 hours

MGT630 Innovative Decision Making    2 hours

MKT523 Marketing Management    2 hours 

Total    24 hours

**Courses maybe waived by permission of the Dean.
In addition to the MBA core curriculum, each candidate must complete one of the concentrations listed below.

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 owned and operated a tax and accounting business for 14 years. 

Professor Gilreath has been an educational member of The Ohio Society of CPAs, American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

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

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