Fraud Examination and Investigation - Develop your knowledge and understanding of incidences of fraud, defalcation, misrepresentation, creative accounting and accounting scandals within organisational contexts. You will be exposed to different fraudulent accounting schemes, the rationale behind them and how they can be detected, prevented and deterred.
Financial Crime and Law - Explore the legal environment in which forensic accounting operates. You will develop an understanding of the law, its principles and the criminal legal system of the UK, and make comparisons with other global legal systems.
Research Methods - This module introduces you to the basic elements of research methodology and the complete range of research methods suitable for research in finance, accounting and business. It aims to help you define a research topic and produce a suitable research proposal for your dissertation.
Digital Forensics Principles and Practice - A computer laboratory based module focussing on incidence response, investigating digital artefacts, interpreting and expert witness reporting and evaluating a range of forensic investigation tools techniques and principles.
Governance and Social Responsibility - Recent corporate failures in the UK, Italy and USA have heightened public discourse on the role of corporate governance and corporate social responsibilities (CSR) in business survival. This module will allow to develop the ability to critically evaluate a wide range of concepts, principles, theories, models, systems, mechanisms, reforms and research in corporate governance and CSR. You will also be exposed to the practicality of constructive decision making at the board level to ensure business stability and growth.
Risk Management Part 1 - Study the concept of Risk Management with an emphasis on Enterprise Risk Management. You’ll cover the gambit of sources of risk that the modern enterprises face and develop dynamic solutions that mitigate their impact. Much of the coverage is in line with the requirements of the world-renown Institute for Risk Management.
Assurance and Risk - Gain an understanding of the importance of internal controls used within organisations to ensure risks are mitigated to an acceptable level, or avoided altogether. You’ll also develop an understanding of the key areas of an organisation that require internal controls and gain an understanding as to how these key areas could be disrupted to expose the organisation to failure that could have been identified and prevented.
Elective taught modules include:
Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.