Fraud Investigation

Volume 1: 2020.2021

Effective 1 June 2020 through 31 May 2021

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Graduate Certificate
12 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the College of Arts & Sciences. Please see the Campus Locations and Offerings section of this catalog to see a full list of campuses where this program is offered.

For information on the general requirements for a certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures under the Academic Policies section of this catalog.

Program Description

The graduate certificate in fraud investigation provides students with a focused approach to the criminal justice system, with particular emphasis on enhancing technical skills, critical thinking skills, decision-making processes, and increasing analytic capabilities in regards to conducting investigations that includes, but not limited to: computer crime and fraud; white collar crime; corporate crime; political corruption; financial fraud and financial crimes.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the graduate certificate in fraud investigation, students will be able to:

  • Recognize the types of fraud and the causes and effects of fraud, within the broader social, legal and socioeconomic environments, and its impact nationally and internationally.
  • Describe how to conduct an investigation concerning theft, concealment, conversion activities, financial statement fraud, asset misappropriation, corruption, consumer tax, bankruptcy, divorce and e-commerce fraud activities. 
  • Identify and critically analyze current counter measures associated with crimes of fraud, analyzing policies at the national and international level, that pertains to cries of fraud.
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.


  • CRIM 5300 White Collar Crime (3 hours)
  • CRIM 5350 Computer Crime and Fraud (3 hours)
  • ACCT 5100 Investigation of Financial Fraud (3 hours)
  • ACCT 5150 Introduction to Cyber Forensics (3 hours)


Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission section of this catalog for general requirements.

Send all admissions materials to:

Office of Admission
Webster University
470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119