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Admission Details

 ST. MONICA UNIVERSITY (SMU) - CAMEROON

In collaboration with

International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professional Inc.USA (IICFIP)


OFFERS A SPECIALIZED MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAMME IN FORENSIC ACCOUNTING & CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION (MSc. FACI)

Introduction

These programmes above are designed to provide progressive, challenging and stimulating framework of studies that will equip you with knowledge and skills required in these fields. With the corporate financial scandals of the 1990s and the economic crisis that looms today, our traditional auditors may be the direct answers to these problems of fraud. However, forensic accountants are becoming more and more vital for ensuring that financial transactions are done legally and ethically. Thus, forensic accounting and fraud investigation is one of the fastest growing areas of accounting, and there is an increasing global demand for specialists with forensic accounting knowledge and skills.
 
Admission Requirements

•    Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent as acceptable by the Senate; OR
•    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field but for CGPA below 2.50; can be accepted provided that the candidates must have 5 years working experience in relevant field.
•    Graduates of equivalent qualifications who have several years of relevant industry experience.
•  Evidence of satisfactory English language skills is required for candidates (SSCE/WAEC/NECO)d based on local requirement. Candidates are also required to submit CVs along with application for proper evaluations.

Who Can Register

The above course is ideal for graduates interested in pursuing a career in the dynamic and growing field of forensic accounting and fraud examination as well as those accountants and auditors who wish to pursue or enhance their career as forensic investigators. These programmes integrate the accounting, auditing and investigative skills used to yield analysis and results suitable for use by the courts as the basis for resolutions.

The Benefits of This Programme

On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to:
•    Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the concepts, principles of forensic accounting theory, familiar with the legal framework of forensic accounting services and understand the roles and responsibilities of the forensic accountant.
•    Recognize and appropriately respond to ethical issues in the practice of accounting by incorporating appropriate professional codes of conduct and social responsibility.
•    Conduct successful investigations and communicate effectively in writing and orally both in and out of the courtroom with respect to a variety of criminal and civil financial matters.
•    Develop a mindset of professional scepticism, using critical thinking and creative approaches to complex problem solving.
•    Gather and analyze quantitative and non-quantitative evidence, plan and conduct a research project in a professional and ethical manner which requires familiarity with a range of data, research sources and appropriate methodologies.
•    Create, evaluate and assess a range of options together with developing the capacity to apply ideas and knowledge to a range of situations.

Certificate to Earn after the Programme

MSc in Forensic Accounting and Criminal Investigation.

Programme Modules & Thesis  

The modules of these programmes will provide the knowledge and analytical skill to identify and apply the law, the rules of procedure and evidence and ethics that relate to Forensic Accounting/Tax/Audit

Thesis
Training in research methods, through the Research Methodology Module, in addition to close supervision, will encourage you to develop your research skills so that you can complete your dissertation or project paper efficiently. The thesis helps you to develop the kind of skills you will need for work in a variety of careers, as well as to develop your specific ability to research and analyse academic problems. The research will enable you to exercise critical judgment and demonstrate professionalism and compliance to ethical standards.  The main purpose of this project undertaking is to allow you to explore your area of interest such as fraud examination, litigation consulting or expert witnessing and to apply the right approach or methodology and again to arrive at the rightful solutions that best suit or solve the problems at hands. You will be expected to deal with your chosen topic in a competent and scholarly manner, and to display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the opinions of others.

The thesis defence is to be done at the University’s main campus in Buea, Cameroon.

University Issuing Certificate
Saint Monica University, Buae, Cameroon.

Cost of Programme
   USD 3,100

Form/Application Fees
   N15,000

Duration:
  18months

Location of Lectures
  Abuja, Nigeria
  Lagos Nigeria

Mode of Studies: Classroom lectures at Tuition Centres by highly qualified professional/academic
Lecturers from within and outside Nigeria.

MSc Forensic Accounting & Criminal Investigation is a programme designed to fight fraud and Prosecute Fraudulence practices in the World.

Contact/Liaising Office:

Abuja:

Olusola Olufemi. BSc, MSc, MBA, M.Ed, ACA, ACTI, CFPA, FCFIP, CIPA, ASCA, MCSE,

Chief Executive Officer

TWINSQUARE ACADEMY

Suite C5, Abuja Shopping Mall, Wuse Zone 3, Abuja

FCT – Abuja, Nigeria

08034037476; 07081288440

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Lagos:

Godwin Emmanuel Oyedokun, BSc, MSc, MBA, ACA, ACIB, FCTI, FCFIP, CFE

Chief Technical Consultant/Managing Partner

OGE Professional Services Ltd

2nd Floor, Back Wing, 28, Adeyemi Street,

Off LUTH Road, Mushin. Lagos. Nigeria

+2348033737184, +2348095491026, +2348055863944

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Prof(Dr) Samuel Asante,
Academic Programs Promotion & Development Director, Africa,
P.O.BOX DK 212, DARKUMAN ACCRA, GHANA WEST AFRICA.
Tel: +233549277928 / +233303976060/ +233302900114
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Global Coordinator

Sosthenes Bichanga, FCFIP, FCPA, CPAK, FCFA  - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

COURSES BREAKDOWN INTO SEMESTERS

 

First Semester: Four and the half months per semester (Start Sept 2016)

Course code Course Title Credit value
MFACI-801 Advanced  Principles & Practice of Accounting    3
MFACI-811 Advanced  Corporate Fraud Risk Management    3
MFACI-812 Advanced  Forensic  Accounting & Ethics    3
MFACI-822 Advanced  Financial Crime Investigation    3
MFACI-826 Advanced  Forensic Information Technology & SPSS Knowledge    3
MFACI-827 Advanced  Criminology    3
     
Second Semester: Four and the half months per semester  
Course code Course Title Credit value
MFACI-831 General Criminal Procedure Codes    3
MFACI-832 Advance Business Valuation    3
MFACI-833 Internship Reports    3
MFACI-840 Research Method & Statistical Analysis in Forensic    3
MFACI-842 Advanced  Case Studies in Economic & Financial Crimes    3
MFACI-850 Advanced Forensic Psychology    3
     
Third Semester: Four and the half months per semester  
Course code Course Title Credit value
MFACI-857 Advanced Studies on Fraud & Corruption.    3
MFACI-858 Advanced Financial Analysis & Modeling.    3
MFACI-860 Advanced Law of Evidence.    3
MFACI-867 Advanced Criminal Investigation & Report Writing.    3
MFACI-869 Expert  Witnessing & Litigation Support    3
MFACI-870 Seminar in Forensic Accounting    3
     
Forth Semester: Four and the half per semester  
Course code Course title Credit value
MFACI-880 Peace & Conflict Resolution    3
MFACI-881 Critical Thinking    3
MFACI-898 Thesis   10
  Total    70

 

ADMISSION INTO THE IICFIP AS CFIPs

All MSc Students shall subscribe and become CFIPs in the first semester and then shall be given preference when appointing instructors for the IICFIP accredited investigative trainings after their master's graduation.

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