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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.
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!
GCC's Economic Crime Investigation program gives students a strong educational foundation in all aspects of accounting, with exposure to criminal justice and information technology, to place you in a high-job-growth industry. Designed for those planning to transfer to baccalaureate colleges and universities, the program helps prepare you for entry-level careers in the field of financial investigation or prevention of white-collar crime.
After getting your GCC degree, some occupations you may consider are:
- Business Intelligence Analysts
- Compliance Managers
- Criminal Investigators and Special Agents
- Financial Examiners
- Forensic Science Technicians
- Intelligence Analysts
- Investment Fund Managers
- Regulatory Affairs Managers
Starting at GCC saves many students and their families thousands of dollars in tuition. With an A.S. or A.A. degree you will be able to seamlessly transfer within the SUNY network of 64 college and universities as well as to many 4-year private institutions. GCC's A.S. and A.A. programs were developed as part of the SUNY seamless transfer initiative allowing students to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree as a freshman and a sophomore at a community college, then seamlessly transfer to a SUNY four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree. Please reference the SUNY Transfer Pathways for degree programs to learn about any campus specific requirements. Visit the SUNY Core Course Finder to plan out the courses you should complete to transfer to a 4-year SUNY School.
If you are planning to transfer to a 4-year private institution you should work with our Transfer Services office to learn about possible articulation agreements and pathways that exist for many or our degree programs. Some GCC A.A.S. programs also have transfer opportunities.
To learn more about these opportunities and agreements contact the Transfer Services Office, we are more than happy to work with you and answer any questions you may have on building your own personalized transfer plan.
Transfer opportunities include, but are not limited to:
- Daemen College
- Hilbert College
- Roberts Wesleyan
- St. John Fisher College*
- SUNY College at Brockport
- SUNY College at Geneseo
- SUNY College at Oswego
- Utica College
*GCC has current transfer agreements with the above noted institutions.