Skyline University Nigeria

School of Post Graduate Studies (SPGS)

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M.Sc. Forensic Accounting

Forensic Accounting is a specialized graduate programme designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge and skills in the field of forensic accounting and financial investigation. Forensic accounting combines accounting, auditing and investigative techniques to detect and prevent financial fraud and misconduct. This programme aims to equip students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to identify and analyze financial irregularities, trace assets, gather evidence and present findings in legal proceedings. The programme focuses on developing expertise in forensic accounting techniques, fraud examination, litigation support, risk management and ethics.

  • The programme aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the principles, theories and practices of forensic accounting and techniques to investigate financial irregularities, fraud and other financial crimes.
  • One of the primary goals of forensic accounting programme is to equip students with the ability to detect, prevent and deter fraudulent activities.
  • The programme focuses on developing these skills, including data analysis, forensic technology, interviewing techniques, and report writing.
  • The programme provides students with knowledge of relevant laws, regulations and legal procedures applicable to forensic investigations and litigation support.
  • The programme emphasizes the importance of ethical behavior, professional standards and the responsibilities of forensic accountants to maintain objectivity and impartiality in their work.
  • To train the students in digital forensic tools, data recovery, cybersecurity and investigating electronic evidence.
  • To develop the skills necessary to assist in litigation, such as preparing reports, presenting findings and providing expert opinions.
  • To learn how to analyze financial statements, detect irregularities and conduct forensic investigations using advanced analytical techniques and tools.
  • To encourage students to engage in research activities, develop critical thinking skills on emerging trends and contribute to the advancement of forensic accounting knowledge and practices.
  • To prepare students for diverse career paths in forensic accounting and financial investigation.