The programme aims at producing graduates with a broad-based introduction to the nature and purpose of forensic accounting.  Graduates are exposed to courses well beyond a 'legal' focus and provide an opportunity to study skills in investigative techniques and the collection of data as well as the skills necessary to not only identify poor management but also unethical and fraudulent activities.  Graduates are expected to acquire independent accounting expert witness skills including preparation for court appearance and cross examinations.  Students may register either for full-time or part-time study for the Master in Forensic Accounting & Financial Criminology. 

Entry Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy (Honours) from UiTM or any institution of higher learning (recognized by UiTM’s Senate) with a minimum CGPA of 2.75, or
  • Bachelor’s Degree (H) in a relevant field) from any institution of higher learning (recognized by UiTM’s Senate) with a minimum CGPA of 2.75, or
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) or Professional Degree from any institution of higher learning with at least 3 years relevant working experience.
  • Professional Accounting Qualification (ACCA, CPA (Australia), CIMA, , MICPA, ICAEW,  or equivalent) recognized by UiTM Senate.
  • Candidates must pass the interview

 

Courses Offered 
This programme requires students to complete 36 credit units of coursework and 6 credit units of dissertation / applied research.

Core Courses 

Course Code Course Name

AFC718

AFC728

PSA712

AUD719

MAF721

AFC748

TAX737

AFC738

RAC733

RAC743

RAC883

RAC873

Legal Aspects of Forensic Accounting

Accounting Fraud Examination

Forensic Accounting in Public Sector

Audit and Investigation

Risk Management

Commercial Crime Investigation

Tax Fraud and Investigation

Money Laundering and Specialized Fraud

Research Methodology

Qualitative And Quantitative Data Analysis

Dissertation; or

Applied Research Project 

Elective Courses

Course Code Course Name

FAR740

FAR730

CRG740

MAF711

FAR720

FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS

ISLAMIC ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING

ISSUES AND DEVELOPMENT IN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

PERFORMENCE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL SYSTEM

ADVANCED FINANCIAL REPORTING


Duration 
Full-time  -  1 1/2 years  
Part-time  - 2 years