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 Industry Collaboration Project 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 Industry Collaboration Project. You will be able to choose to investigate a business issue either via a dissertation or a paid six month placement.
Semester 3Industry Collaboration Project (ICP)
This module accounts for the final 60 credits of your degree and gives you the opportunity to examine an issue that is important to an organisation. The Industry Collaboration Project offers four different options: a Work Placement, a three month Internship, the applied Dissertation and, from September 2019, the Entrepreneurship path. You will be allocated a supervisor to mentor you through your chosen project and receive support wherever necessary from the Salford Business School Employability Team. For all options students are encouraged to address a real organisational issue, and to disseminate their work to a wider audience, meaning that you can create real impact through your Industry Collaboration Project.
Through this option, along with applying your theoretical knowledge from the taught elements of the programme, you will develop the transferable skills and qualities required for entrepreneurial behaviour and work on your own innovative business idea. You will reflect on business opportunities, challenges and strategies with the aim of establishing a new businesses, or incorporating entrepreneurial thinking into the management of an existing organisation. The three month Entrepreneurship path will be assessed through the development of an Initial Business Proposal and an 8,500 word Comprehensive Business Proposal accompanied by a 30 minute presentation.