BS Auditing and Forensic Accounting


The Bachelor of Science in Auditing and Forensic Accounting program is designed to equip students with a strong foundation in accounting principles, auditing techniques, and investigative skills necessary for identifying and preventing financial fraud, as well as ensuring accurate financial reporting.

This program combines the fields of accounting, auditing, and forensic investigation to produce graduates who are well-prepared to excel in the ever-evolving world of finance, law enforcement, and corporate governance.

It consists of a mix of accounting, auditing, investigative, and general business courses. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education that balances theoretical knowledge with practical application. The program provides practical training in the use of forensic accounting tools and techniques for investigating financial discrepancies and fraud cases.

Real-world case studies and practical exercises are integrated into the program to provide students with hands-on experience. These simulations help them apply their knowledge in realistic scenarios and develop problem-solving skills.

Admission Criteria
  • A recognized general education diploma or its equivalent
  • Students joining MCBS must go through an English placement test to determine the appropriate English level
  • Students presenting a valid score of 5-5.5 in IELTS or 65-79 in internet based TOEFL (iBT) are exempted from the English program
  • Students will need to go through Mathematics and IT placements tests to determine their levels of proficiency in these subjects as they are part of the GFP or possible exemption
  • Mathematics placements tests will determine whether Basic Mathematics (MATH 10) and Pure Mathematics (MATH 21) can be exempted, or students will be given both or one of them
  • IT placement test will determine whether students will require to take the Information Technology foundation course (COSC 10)
Program Structure

Duration: Bachelor’s degree requires about 8 semesters or 4 years

Program delivery: 12-15 credits per normal semester and 6 credits per summer semester

Internship: Placement on a 3-month internship

Courses: Apart from courses closely related to the program, students take general education courses.

Core Courses36
Communication skills09
Social Sciences18
Math/Computer skills09
Natural Science03
Non-Business electives06
General Business requirements30

Core Courses (36 Credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
AFAB2301Accounting Information System3
AFAB3302Principles of Forensic Accounting3
AFAB3303Accounting Data Analytics3
AFAB3304Principles of Auditing3
AFAB4311Financial Crime Investigation3
AFAB4312Graduation Project3
AFAB4305Global Governance, Risk and Ethics3
AFAB4306Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examinations3
AFAB4307Corporate Fraud and Internal Control3
AFAB4308Investigating Financial Statement Fraud3
AFAB4309Auditing and Assurance3
AFAB4310Applied Professional Accounting Research3

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Auditing and Forensic Accounting program are well-prepared for a variety of career paths, including:

  1. Forensic Accountant
  2. Internal Auditor
  3. External Auditor
  4. Fraud Investigator
  5. Compliance Officer
  6. Risk Analyst
  7. Financial Examiner
  8. Corporate Investigator
  9. Litigation Consultant

Upon completion of the program, graduates may choose to pursue professional certifications such as Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) to enhance their credentials and career prospects.

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Required English Prerequisites

Department Contact

Contact Program Chair Dr. Rene Paquibut for more information.