Master of Science in Forensic Accounting and Auditing
Normal Entry: Holders of at least an upper second-class degree in Accounting, Forensic Accounting, Auditing, or Banking and Finance.
· Holders of a lower second-class degree in Accounting, Forensic Accounting, Auditing, or Banking and Finance plus at least two years of relevant working experience.
· Holders of at least a lower second-class degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Law, Mathematics, Statistics, Insurance and risk management and any approved honours degree accompanied with a minimum of five years relevant experience
Candidates without prior knowledge in Financial Reporting, Auditing, Cost and Management Accounting and/or Public-Sector accounting will be required to undertake a Pre-Masters Certificate in Accountancy (Premasters Programme) offered by the department before proceeding with this programme of study.
Pre- Masters Programme Modules
CAC430 Financial Accounting and Reporting Fundamentals
CAC431 Applied Cost and Management Accounting
CAC432 Public Sector Accounting and Finance
CAC433 Auditing and Assurance Services
CAC434 Tax law and Practice
Credits earned in the Pre- Masters programme shall not be transferable to the Master of Science in Forensic Accounting and Auditing.
MSc Forensic Accounting and Auditing Modules:
Level I Semester I
CMFA501 Cyber Forensics and investigation of financial crime
CMFA502 Corporate fraud and Forensic accounting
CMFA503 Professional Ethics in Forensic Accounting and Auditing
CMFA504 Internal and Operational Auditing
CMFA505 Assurance and Credible Corporate Reporting
Level I Semester II
CMFA506 Risk Management and Compliance auditing
CMFA507 Forensic Statistics and Research Methods
CMFA508 Legal aspects in Forensic Accounting
CMFA509 Forensic Data Analytics
CMFA510 Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Auditing
CMFA511 Financial Statement fraud detection and prevention
CMFA512 Advanced Financial Forensics and Fraud examination techniques
CMFA513 Advanced audit and Assurance
CMFA514 Litigation and expert witnessing
NB: Options will be offered based on number of students opting for modules.
Level II Semester I