Course Title: Forensic Accounting

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Forensic Accounting

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ACCT2227

City Campus

Postgraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face


Course Coordinator: Victor Borg

Course Coordinator Phone: Please contact via email

Course Coordinator Email:victor.borg@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

It is assumed that you have an appreciation of financial accounting concepts, practices and regulations


Course Description

The course aims to extend your accounting and auditing skills to develop capabilities in forensic accounting. The focus is on fraud investigation, its prevention and detection. This course will enable you to understand the investigative process and to be able to make forensic accounting decisions


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

On successful completion of this course you will be capable of:
• recognising evidence of fraud and inappropriate use of resources
• evaluating scenarios and provide recommendations in the context of forensic accounting
• formulating a fraud detection plan for an organisation while considering complexity


On completion of this course, you will have developed and enhanced your ability to:
• participate in discussion
• work solo and in teams
• prepare reports
• conduct business research


Overview of Learning Activities

The key learning experiences in this course include:
• Lectures
• Class discussions
• Self-directed information searches and collation
• Completion of a professional business report


Overview of Learning Resources

A range of texts and articles will be referred to in class. You will be given a list of suggested readings but you are required to undertake further reading throughout the duration of the course.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment could include: case studies, assignments, tests, presentations and examinations