Defending Your Organisation Against Fraud and Corruption (CPD Module), Short Course

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    Application Deadline
  • 3 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
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Most organisations have their fair share of fraud and corruption, and it affects all of us. As we know, what comes out in the press is the sharp tip of the iceberg. So can we really accept in these austere times to carry hidden costs and lose value through unethical behaviour perpetrated against us? At the School of Management we have decided to take a stand and teach what most business schools still do not teach... defence against the commercial dark side.


Fraud and corruption affects us all. It's in the news every single day and at worst it is seen in some circles as necessary for business to operate.

Properly combating fraud and corruption is still an elusive goal. Time and again we see people and apparently well-managed organisations subjected to major embarrasment, financial penalities or even bankruptcy as the result of inappropriate actions and failings by 'trusted' individuals. This course requires that we learn to address the challenge; how we can ensure that we actively defend ourselves and our organisations against the very real threats we would rather not see?

Aims and objectives
  • Demystify fraud and corruption (what it is, who does it and why, what it costs us).
  • Explore how to bridge the gap between anti-fraud and corruption and 'rhetoric' and the reality of the world we live in.
  • Learn how to spot fraud, and develop your own fraud and corruption risk assessment which represents a true picture of what could be happening (in your organisation).
  • Demonstrate in practical steps what you can do to pre-empt and prevent fraud, corruption and all forms of unethical business behaviour in your organisation.


Defending your organisation against fraud and corruption is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 3 months

      12 weeks, by distance learning

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

This is a 12 week course delivered solely online using engaging audio-visual based teaching methods in addition to selected case studies. The course will be moderated by a leading practitioner on fraud and corruption, who will share their experiences and insights with the group. In addition to all of this, the course provides you with full access to the extensive library provision offered by the University of Leicester.

The course is assessed by a practice based assignment. In addition to the development of key skills and acquiring new knowledge, successfully completing the course will provide you with 15 Master's level credits of study and a Confirmation of Completion.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Our entry requirements are:

  • Possession of a UK honours degree or its overseas equivalent OR an acceptable professional qualification
  • Three years relevant managerial or supervisory work experience
  • If your first language is not English you will need to satisfy the University's English language requirements. For example: IELTS 6.5 OR TOEFL 90 OR The University of Leicester English Language Test

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Three years relevant managerial or supervisory work experience.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 299 International
  • GBP 299 EU/EEA

*The fee listed is for the whole course.


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