In this course, you will learn how higher education institutions in the United States operate and how those specific operations can be manipulated by people to defraud those institutions. Additionally, this course will provide you with an in depth look into how technology currently affects fraud in higher education and how technology might influence the ways in which fraud examiners tackle higher education frauds in the future.
- Methods people use to commit fraud in higher education
- Internal controls higher education institutions can use to combat fraud
- Ways technology use in college and universities increase the risk of fraud
- Common motives that people have for committing fraud against higher education institutions
- Nonfinancial consequences that colleges and universities face after they have discovered fraud
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You Will Learn How To:
- Recognize the common motives that people have for committing fraud against higher education institutions
- Identify ways that technology use in college and universities increase the risk of fraud
- Discern the nonfinancial consequences that colleges and universities face after they have discovered fraud
- Recall the various types of internal controls that higher education institutions can use to combat fraud in various departments
- Distinguish between the common methods people use to commit fraud in higher education
ADVANCED PREPARATION: NONE
FIELD OF STUDY: SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE
LAST UPDATED: FEBRUARY 2020
DELIVERY METHOD: QAS SELF-STUDY
Table of Contents:
Part I: Introduction
Part II: Admissions Fraud
- Lesson 1: History of Higher Education
- Lesson 2: Types of Higher Education Institutions
- Lesson 3: Structure and Governance
Part III: Financial Aid Fraud
- Lesson 4: Admissions Process
- Lesson 5: Perpetrators of Admissions Fraud
- Lesson 6: Combating Admissions Fraud
Part IV: Fraud in College Athletics
- Lesson 7: Types of Financial Aid
- Lesson 8: Perpetrators of Financial Aid Fraud
- Lesson 9: Fighting Financial Aid Fraud
Part V: Fraud in University Research Departments
- Lesson 10: The Athletic Recruiting Process
- Lesson 11: Fraud Schemes in College Athletics
- Lesson 12: Battling Fraud in College Athletics
Part VI: Fraud in Higher Education: The Big Picture
- Lesson 13: University Research Department Operations
- Lesson 14: Fraud Schemes in University Research
- Lesson 15: Combating Fraud in University Research Departments
- Lesson 16: Who Are the Victims?
- Lesson 17: Emerging and Future Trends
- Lesson 18: The Future of Fraud in Higher Education
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