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Financial Crimes Investigator, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Financial Crimes Investigator online certificate is an indispensable credential in the fight to detect, prevent and investigate financial crimes for both the public and private sector investigator. 
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  • The online FCI certificate is available exclusively from Utica College, arming future forensic investigators with critical-thinking skills, understanding of accounting principles, and a firm grasp on investigative auditing.
  • Professionals in the field may be responsible for detecting and preventing financial crimes in the workplace, conducting internal audits, or enforcing compliance, regulations, standards and ethics.
  • The online Certificate blends criminal justice with investigative accounting to explore different types of internal and external fraud scenarios in addition to understanding the tools and intelligence needed to identify the increasingly complex structures of financial fraud and money laundering.
Students come out prepared to enter the forensic investigative accounting field and advance their careers in areas such as:
  • Digital Forensics Investigation
  • Forensic Auditing
  • Anti-money Laundering
  • Economic Criminology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    18 Credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Take courses in:
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Law of Economic Crime
  • Payment Systems
  • Special Topic (Money Laundering)
  • Economic Crime Investigation
  •  Fraud Prevention and Detection

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  •  Associate's Degree or Resume with relevant career experience
  •  2.5 GPA or higher

Tuition Fee


Scholarships, Grants, and Awards:

Utica College scholarships, grants, and awards generally fall into three categories:

College Scholarships

College scholarships are awarded to full-time freshmen upon admission to the College on the basis of academic and personal achievements.

Endowed Scholarships

These have been established by alumni, friends of the College, and organizations for the purpose of permanently providing support to deserving and/or outstanding students.

Annual Awards

Annual Awards are grants and prizes awarded to deserving students on a yearly basis.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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