Program overview

As a graduate of this program, you will be able to manage and reduce risk, identify and prosecute criminal activities such as embezzlement or illegally obtained funds, and advise on critical financial transactions from mergers and acquisitions to bankruptcy proceedings. In this certificate program you will acquire the skills to identify, collect and examine evidence for accounting fraud and abuse.

Career outlook

Over the last four decades, the field of forensic accounting has grown tremendously as increased federal legislation and more stringent auditing standards have helped to make the detection, prevention and prosecution of financial fraud a priority.

Common careers include positions in:

  • Government
  • Public Accounting
  • Insurance
  • Law
  • Business
  • Nonprofit Sectors
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Program requirements

Rider's Forensic Accounting Graduate Certificate program consists of 12 graduate credits. You can complete the certificate in as little as two semesters, acquiring the skills to identify, collect and examine evidence for accounting fraud and abuse.

Tuition benefits for University partners

Rider University is proud to partner with local and international businesses and organizations to promote professional development and make higher education more accessible. Tuition discounts and additional benefits are available for eligible employees or members, as well as their immediate family members under the age of 24, for undergraduate or graduate study. Partners include Bank of America, Prospanica, Church & Dwight, the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber and more. 



Forensic Accounting (Certificate)

Maria H. Sanchez


Department of Accounting

Sweigart Hall

msanchez [at]


Academic Focus: Accounting

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