Establishing Anti-Fraud Programs

Navigating the Academic Waters


By Mary-Jo Kranacher;Dick Riley Jr.
Mary-Jo Kranacher   Dick Riley   Fraud EDge

USA Today proclaims “Madoff’s gone but Ponzi schemes go on” and Bloomberg notes that the Securities and Exchange Commission is considering establishing a “fraud college” to train staff in detecting market abuses. Job opportunities for college and university graduates with anti-fraud knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs in academic parlance) are growing fast. For established anti-fraud professionals interested in promoting higher education, an important question is: How can we help students develop the critical KSAs (see this month's “Starting Out” column) they’ll need to succeed in a career in this field? In this column, we’ll provide guidance on how academicians can navigate the waters for college and university course and program approval.


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