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The minor in White-Collar Crime will prepare students for a career in criminal fraud investigations as well as incorporate aspects of the Certificate in Fraud Examination (CFE) which can be completed upon graduating from Curry College.

In the public sector, there are countless agencies employing investigators at the federal, state and local levels. Positions range from local police detective to special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Investigators at the state and local levels investigate criminal cases, and usually specialize in one type of crime, such as white-collar crime or financial crime. Special Agents at the federal level conduct investigations for criminal violations of federal laws and regulations.

In the private sector, Private-Sector Investigators work in the loss prevention department for retail and warehouse security, as independent or agency private investigators, or as internal or external fraud analysts for an organization. Most businesses that possess an inventory of goods in a warehouse or retail environment have a Loss Prevention (LP) department committed to reducing inventory shrinkage and preventing retail larceny. Private investigators gather facts and collect evidence to conduct investigations on a variety of different crimes. Internal fraud analysis is primarily concerned with monitoring a company’s own employees, whereas external fraud analysis deals with outside fraudsters.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Describe financial transactions and fraud schemes, legal elements of fraud, Fraud Investigations and fraud prevention and deterrence.

  • Explain the job, objective, and background of forensic accounting.

  • Describe the international structures and function of transnational crime and corruption.

  • Examine how critical thinking is used as an instrument of white-collar crime.

  • Develop an understanding of the elements of forensic accounting to include asset misappropriation, financial statement fraud, and corruption.



Requirements for the Minor:

ACNT 1010 Financial Accounting


BUS 1010 Excel for Business


ACNT 2060 Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination


CJ 2190 Transnational Crime and Corruption


CJ 2450 White-Collar Crime