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Economic Crime Investigation

Economic Crime Investigation

A degree in Economic Crime Investigation qualifies you to work in a wide range of crime prevention and investigative roles.

In the Economic Crime Investigation program, you will work with computers and electronic information as you gather, analyze, and preserve evidence. You may have the opportunity to work in many roles, including:

  • Fraud Specialist
  • Asset Protection Investigator
  • Financial Investigator
  • Corporate Investigator
  • Internal Auditor

Advances in technology, economic trends and the current global political climate are insuring that white-collar crimes such as money laundering, health-insurance fraud, identity theft, and corporate account "book-cooking" are increasingly at the center of today's criminal activity. Corporate and government employers need qualified professionals with accounting, computer, and investigative skills capable of dealing with these contemporary types of crime.

Click to view the Economic Crime Investigation Fact Sheet.

Study Online!

Did you know that a majority of the Economic Crime Investigation program can be completed online?

  • Economic Crime Investigation AS (75% or more can be completed online)

Visit our Office of Online Learning for more information!

Why GCC?

With a degree from GCC, you will establish critical and creative thinking abilities and develop leadership skills. Industry increasingly demands businesses to provide “more, better, faster, cheaper,” and it is paramount for business executives to acquire a customer-first mentality.

You will also develop a working knowledge of computers, and all students in the program participate in an off-campus cooperative education experience.



The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree sets the groundwork for you to excel in today’s competitive, global business environment.

The curriculum provides solid communication, planning and problem-solving skills while also opening the door to streamlined transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities.

Earning an A.S. degree from GCC is a cost-effective way to earn your Bachelor's degree or Master's in Business Administration (M.B.A.).


The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree prepares you for entry-level management positions in business and public service organizations.

You will gain a working knowledge of:

  • Business functions and procedures
  • Accounting, finance and legal concepts applicable to business professions
  • Economics
  • Computer applications
  • Marketing and management responsibilities

The opportunity to co-op with a local business will allow you to apply classroom skills to a working environment. You'll build added confidence and acquire real-world skills to help further your career.

By taking just a few additional courses, you can also earn a certificate in Entrepreneurship.

Career Opportunities

Careers connected to business administration management are among the "10 hottest jobs" projected over the next decade by the United States Bureau of Labor. As baby boomers retire, corporate and nonprofit America is in critical need of quality managers who also possess the ability to initiate and lead necessary change to ensure a competitive edge.

Students with Bachelor’s degrees in business administration will find job prospects in:

  • Human Resources
  • Financial Administration
  • Marketing
  • Operational Management
  • Logistics
  • Sales Management
  • Technology Management

Transfer Opportunities

GCC has many transfer agreements with 4-year institutions like:

  • Bryant & Stratton
  • Daemen College
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Empire State College/SUNY
  • Excelsior College
  • Hartwick College
  • Hilbert College
  • Houghton College
  • Keuka College
  • Medaille College
  • RIT
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • SUNY College at Brockport
  • SUNY College at Geneseo
  • SUNY College at Oswego
  • Syracuse University
  • Utica College
  • Wells College

Please contact our Transfer Center for more information.