Credit points: 15
Forensic accounting involves applying specialist accounting knowledge and investigative skills in the areas of litigation support and fraud examination. This subject focuses on the fraud examination aspects of forensic accounting. It aims to develop your knowledge of key theoretical and conceptual aspects of fraud examination. In this subject, you will develop an understanding of the nature of fraud, different types of fraud, approaches to fraud prevention, methods of fraud detection, and key elements of fraud investigations.
SchoolLa Trobe Business School
Subject Co-ordinatorLachlan McDonald-Kerr
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesLecture and tutorial classes, online resources, self-assessment activities, and in-class discussions and review.
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
AuthorAlbrecht, Albrecht, Albrecht and Zimbelman
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLachlan McDonald-Kerr
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students are to attend the lecture each week.
TutorialWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students are to attend one tutorial each week.
One Mid-semester Test (In-Class) (500-word equivalent) Individual assessment.
|Other||Individual||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
One Group Assignment (1,000-word equivalent)
|Assignment||Group||No||20||SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
One 3-hour Final Examination (3,000-word equivalent) Individual assessment.
|Central exam||Individual||No||60||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|