Fraud Risk Management and Detection Graduate Certificate

Assessing the extent to which an organization is vulnerable to fraud and taking steps to protect it is a vital business strategy.  The School of Business at Edgewood College offers a Graduate Certificate in Fraud Risk Management and Detection to help businesses develop best practices in detection and prevention.

Designed in partnership with a highly respected expert on fraud detection and prevention, this four-course evening program can be completed in just eight months. Students may take individual courses or complete all four to earn the Certificate.

Risk managers, controllers, IT professionals, information security specialists, human resource managers, executive managers, fraud managers or internal audit personnel in publicly-traded, private, or non-profit businesses will learn the knowledge and skills needed to shield their organizations from the consequences of fraud.

The Fraud Risk Management and Detection Graduate Certificate offers students new or enhanced career opportunities. Graduates of the program will be better qualified to successfully complete professional certifications and exams such as the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or any of the other four specialty certifications offered by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

Program Highlights:

  •  Created in partnership with Mike Yankunas, an expert on fraud detection and prevention and a partner at Wipfli CPAs and Consultants.
  •  Designed for working professionals; courses are offered in the evenings.
  •  Certificate consists of four 3-credit courses taught in an accelerated format of 8 weeks each and can be completed in just 8 months. Take an individual course or complete the entire Certificate.

Certificate Courses:

Bus 763:  Understanding and Managing Fraud Risk

Bus 756:  Fraud Examination Principles

Bus 768:  Behavioral Sciences and Interviewing

Bus 769:  Tools and Techniques of Digital Forensics

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must meet the Admission Requirements of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies Certificate Program.

In addition, applicants must participate in an admission interview conducted by the academic advisor for the Fraud Risk Management and Detection Certificate Program. That interview will be scheduled after we have received your completed application and all admissions materials.

Certificate applicants must submit a 2-3 page essay addressing the following questions:

  • What do you bring to the Fraud Risk Management and Detection Program?
  • What do you hope to take from it?

Essays should be submitted as an email attachment and sent to Be sure to include your full name, email address, and telephone number.

Monroe St
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Deming Way
1255 Deming Way
Madison, WI 53717
Phone: (800) 444-4861
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