Salt Lake City, Utah (PressExposure) March 16, 2011 -- Stevens-Henager College has announced the introduction of a new Bachelor of Science in Accounting program with an emphasis in Forensic Accounting. This new accounting program is available online through Stevens-Henager College Murray, and at all campus and satellite locations of Stevens-Henager College.
Forensic accounting is an exciting field that involves the application of accounting, auditing, and investigative skills to uncover financial fraud. Consequently, a forensic accountant requires in-depth knowledge of accounting concepts, should be adept at detecting fraud, and needs to be familiar with the legal system.
The newly designed accounting program seeks to train graduates in the aspects of professional forensic accounting and fraud examination through a combination of relevant courses. Courses cover topics ranging from Intermediate and Advanced Accounting, to Legal Elements of Fraud, to Corporate Governance and Internal Control. Since communication is such an important part of the accounting profession, the program's curriculum also includes courses in English Composition, Writing, and Communication Arts.
With businesses coming under greater public scrutiny, there is likely to be a surge in demand for forensic accountants to check for financial fraud and accounting discrepancies. Forensic accountants could not only be essential for private companies, but may also be needed to sniff out financial fraud committed by individuals and criminal organizations.
This could present a profitable opportunity for individuals interested in this profession, and the new academic program at Stevens-Henager could help tap into that demand. Although the normal length of the BS degree is 36 months, it can be completed in as few as 30 months on Stevens-Henager's flexible schedule.
Applicants must be high school graduates or have an equivalent GED® credential for admission to this course. Students opting to take online classes have to attend an online interview, while more traditional students must appear for an on-campus interview once accepted into the program.
Stevens-Henager College provides students the support they need for financial planning and to complete their enrollment formalities. Once students have finished the enrollment process, they can begin classes within a month.
For details on Stevens-Henager College's new accounting degree with an emphasis in forensic accounting, call 1-888-829-2907 or visit http://www.stevenshenager.edu to request more information.