|07220028||Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences|
|Duration of study: 1 year|
|Mr HC Bezuidenhout|
The duration of the programme is 12 months. The programme is presented by means of the Web and contact sessions. Each contact session will be 5 (five) days and will deal with each of the respective modules.
A number of short courses on an NQF level 8 are offered by the Unit for Forensic Accounting within the Department of Auditing which hold articulation possibilities towards the postgraduate programmes offered by the Unit.
Articulation and accreditation (For short courses completed at NQF LEVEL 8 at [email protected])
Delegates who have completed a corresponding short course at [email protected] at a NQF level 8, may articulate towards the Postgraduate Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting and will receive 20 credits in respect of the equivalent module offered in the Postgraduate Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting.
Articulation is only possible where the following requirements have been met:
The delegate must have obtained at least a final mark of 60% in the corresponding short course.
The delegate must have completed the corresponding short course within a period of 3 (three) years before date of enrolment for the Postgraduate Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting.
Please note: For more information concerning the Postgraduate Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting, please consult the departmental brochure available on request from Mrs Lynne van Tonder, tel: 012 420 3407, [email protected]
Candidates who do not have an honours degree in the Financial Management Sciences, or an LLB degree, but who successfully complete this programme, will be considered for admission to the MPhil in Accounting Sciences with an option in Fraud Risk Management. Such applicants must, however, meet the other criteria for admission to the MPhil degree programme.
(i) A total of six assignments (one in each of the three compulsory modules and one in each of the three elective modules) are submitted during the duration of the programme. The assignment will contribute 40% of the final mark for each module.
(ii) Six examinations (in each of the three compulsory modules and in each of the three elective modules) are written. The examination will contribute 60% of the final mark for the module. A subminimum of 40% must be obtained in each examination. A minimum of 50% should be obtained in each of the six modules to pass.
(iii) Participants must complete all modules within two (2) years of the date of registration for the said Postgraduate Diploma.
In calculating marks, General Regulation G12.2 applies.
Subject to the provisions of General Regulation G.26, a head of a department determines, in consultation with the Dean
Subject to the provisions of General Regulation G.188.8.131.52, the subminimum required in subdivisions of modules is published in the study guides, which are available from the head of department concerned.
Minimum credits: 120
This module aims to provide the fraud examiner with sufficient knowledge to detect and investigate a number of common financial fraud schemes.
This module deals with the managing of the fraud risk by preventing and deterring fraud and corruption, rather than having to deal with the costly consequences thereof.
This module will focus on investigation methodologies and techniques which a fraud investigator can use in the investigation of fraud and corruption.
This module aims to equip the fraud investigator with a sound knowledge of the legal aspects relating to his or her conduct. The module will also deal with the legal tools available in an investigation, how the fraud investigator could ensure that evidence will be admissible in subsequent proceedings, as well as the relevant legislation.
This module deals with the development of money laundering detection and investigation skills.
This module deals with the role of the expert in the assessment of damage and the remedies available to the victim in this regard. The module will also address issues such as when a person will be considered as an expert and the expert’s duties to the client and the court in this regard.
This module will address the legal and practical issues affecting the investigation and management of irregular on-line and computer-related conduct.
This module will deal with the crucial skill of interviewing for fraud examiners and auditors and subsequent successful report-writing which will be complemented with a legal perspective in that regard.
This module deals with the available techniques to prevent and detect corruption and procurement fraud and the management of this concern in the private and public sector.
The module deals with the use of financial information, in its various forms, to conduct a successful criminal or disciplinary investigation.
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