Fraud and Risk Management (Forensic Accounting)
School - Salford Business School
Subject area - International Finance, Accounting and Economics
Start Date(s): September; January; March; June; November; July
MSc (one year full-time or two years part-time)
PgDip (eight months full-time or two years part-time)
PgCert (four months full-time or one year part-time)
Part-time - £1,417 per 30 credit module
UK - £8,500
International - £13,500
- We offer several entry points throughout the year
- Taught by subject area experts
- This new programme aims to fill a gap where professional fraud is examined from different viewpoints
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
This programme is new for September 2018. It focuses on how financial fraud is changing with the impact of information technology; and how to deal with it in theory and in practice
In recent years the nature of fraud has changed and the impact of information technology means that there are now opportunities to commit fraud that did not exist in the past.
This exciting new programme aims to fill a gap where professional financial fraud is examined from different viewpoints including financial fraud, accounting fraud and banking fraud. It will provide students with an understanding of what motivates fraud and how to detect it.
You will not only obtain theoretical skills, you will also obtain practical skills and an awareness of the limitations of the theory that you are being taught.
The programme is block delivered and there are several entry points throughout the year. You will take the modules below in a sequence dependent on your start date.
The course is delivered in four 30 credit blocks of intensive study periods. For each block, you will study a single module for a 6-week period. Face-to-face teaching is delivered on campus for 6 hours each week. In addition, you will attend the taught element of the Business Innovation Programme one afternoon a week during the 6-week blocks.
During this year, you will also undertake independent study in your own time with online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard.
You will complete your master’s degree with the 60 credit Business Innovation Project. You will be able to choose to investigate a business issue either via a dissertation or a paid six month placement.
Semester 3Business Innovation Project (BIP)
This module accounts for the final 60 credits of your degree. You will have the opportunity to select between a live project, placement, internship or dissertation, all of which are designed to accommodate your career aspirations and enhance your professional experience.
You will be allocated a supervisor who will mentor you through the BIP project. You will also have the opportunity to engage with the Student Hub and Student Life. Student Life can help with pre project / placement support for students and opportunities for those going on placement to participate in training workshops to ensure best practice. The Student Hub can helps you to find internships, placements and live projects for your Business Innovation Project.
- Placements can be undertaken in the UK or overseas.
- You can undertake your placements with your sponsor or employing organisation.
- For international students placements are 6 months maximum due to visa restrictions.
- For home/EU students, placements can possibly be extended to 12 months.
- You will be paid a salary for the duration of your placement.