The groundbreaking Master of Science in Economic Crime Management is the first program of its kind in Asia-Pacific.
It is a professional program that aims to equip members of private corporations, government and professional associations with competencies in managing corporate and advanced technological resources to combat economic crime.
The program combines the areas of management, technology and analytical skills with a knowledge and understanding of economic crime from a global perspective. It focuses on fraud and risk management strategies, current economic crime challenges, and on applying innovative technological and analytical solutions. It has been designed to meet the growing security demands placed on experienced personnel in law enforcement, private corporations and government, including the security aspect vis-a-vis the threat of terrorism.
The modules are designed to expose the learner to every aspect of economic crime from detection and investigation to prosecution and prevention. There are 12 compulsory modules in this program.
ECM 501 Introduction to Economic Crime
This module provides a critical understanding of the diversity of economic crime. Current trends and issues – from victim responses to the development of regulation will be explored to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the module.
ECM 502 Research & Analytical Methods in Economic Crime Management
This module is designed as a comprehensive introduction to research methods and statistics. Students are equipped with an understanding of the research process and the practical principles of research design. This module introduces the different types of variables in research and the types of scale on which they can be measured.
ECM503 Fraud Investigation
The focus of this module is the nature of financial fraud, financial fraud detection, and the investigation of financial fraud. Therefore, this module takes the perspective of organizations, forensic accountants, internal auditors, external auditors, the police, and security specialists. This module takes a holistic view of the mechanics of financial fraud investigations.
ECM504 Psychology and Crime
Criminological psychology is applied to provide insights into the understanding, prediction, and treatment of perpetrators of criminal behavior. Accordingly, the focus on the biological and psychological factors in human behavior is the focus of this module. The application of psychological concepts in the legal system is also explored.
ECM505 Economic Crime Management and Technology
Cyber-crime is an increasingly pertinent threat in an increasingly technological environment, Combating cyber-crime begins with an understanding of the technologies and issues in combating cyber crime. This extends to understanding the challenges for international rules against cyber-crime; law enforcement; research and technology; and intelligence collection.
ECM506 Information, Networks and Internet Security
This module takes a unique perspective of information security by combining both theoretical and conceptual issues with operational and practical activities of information security. The threats and vulnerabilities of existing systems are explored in order to understand the foundations of information security management.
ECM507 Forensic Accounting
This module provides a thorough examination of current methods and legal concerns for the detection and prosecution of economic crime. This module is designed as a guide from the detection of economic crime to the indictment and conviction of perpetrators.
ECM508 Advanced Fraud Analysis
Familiarises students with innovative analytic approaches in complex fraud analysis. Discusses basic data mining and predictive analytical skills. Topics include: pre-crime data mining, investigative data warehousing, link analysis, text mining, neural networks, machine learning, intrusion detection, and the Entity Validation System (EVS).
ECM509 Corporate Criminal Liability and Evidential Issues
Defines the concept of corporate criminal liability, plus a broad review of the theoretical constructs, theories and studies of corporate criminal liability, with analysis of the law and strategic advice for students/practitioners. Emphasises ways to prevent corporate crime via good strategies and compliance policies, in the light of legal developments.
ECM510 Ethics in Economic Crime Management
Focuses on current moral issues in economic crime management and identifies ethical concepts that provide the foundation for the resolution of ethical issues. This module aims to provide students with an overview of management ethics in building up the integrity value of management.
MGT506 Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness
Defines the concepts of leaders and leadership and provides a broad review of the theoretical constructs, theories and studies of leaders and leadership. Although leadership is a function applied in different areas of human endeavor, the modular focus and attention is on its relevance, links and application in the management of business and other organisations. An examination is made of the similarities and dissimilarities between the understanding and perception of leadership and management, and the leadership role in different cultures.
ECM511 Directed Study
This capstone course is a project that enables candidates to apply all the elements studied in the course in preparing a case study that can be related to policy making, study of a company or a business.
Applicants must possess an approved bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in any discipline, or an approved professional qualification recognised by the University.
May and October