JD/MPA in Law and Public Accountability

November 4, 2015
CUNY Law School

CUNY Law School

John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Law School have each approved and submitted to the University Board of Trustees the MPA/JD in Law and Public Accountability, which offers qualified students the opportunity to earn both a Master of Public Administration in Inspection and Oversight and a Juris Doctor degree in Law.

The MPA/JD Dual Degree Program will capitalize on CUNY Law School’s nationally renowned expertise in Public Service and Public Interest Law with John Jay College’s unique and highly recognized MPA program dealing with investigation of waste fraud and abuse in public and publicly regulated services. The dual program will prepare lawyers who will be uniquely trained to for inspection and oversight functions, as practitioners, policy makers and legal scholars.

Students with undergraduate accounting-related degrees will also be eligible to complete the Advanced Certificate in Forensic Accounting as part of the MPA in Inspection and Oversight, potentially graduating with eligibility to site for the CPA examination as a Forensic Accountant and the Bar Examination as a Law School graduate.
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Two New Accounting Minors for Undergraduate Students

March 20, 2013


Two  accounting minors are now officially available for students. The first minor, ‘Accounting’, will provide a great opportunity for interested Undergraduate students who want to be involved in business in a significant way. Students interested in management of large non-profit organizations should also consider minoring in Accounting. The second new minor, ‘Fraud Examination’, is beneficial for anyone who wants to help reduce the cost of fraud in business, government or non-profit organizations.  These minors are not open to students pursing a BS in Economics with specialization in Financial Analysis or students majoring in Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics.

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Choosing my Accounting-Related Major

June 22, 2015

Starting in Fall 2015, students interested in a major related to accounting and forensic accounting have a new choice – the major in Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics – the FEFF major. The FEFF major eventually replaces Concentration C in the Economics major, but for a while some students will have the choice of completing either major.

The FEFF program is designed to engage students to think about and find solutions to the problem of fraud and financial crimes from integrative and interdisciplinary perspectives. Graduation with this major can lead to many professional opportunities in forensic accounting, fraud examination and related fields. I can also prepare the student for graduate study, including John Jay’s MPA program in Inspection and Oversight and the Advanced Certificate in Forensic Accounting which qualifies the student to sit for the CPA examination.

This article provides answers to questions frequently asked by students.
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MPA-IO Forensic Accounting Certificate Ranked #1

May 10, 2013

Education Portal has ranked John Jay College #1 among Top Schools Offering Forensic Accounting Programs.

educportThe article lists 21 colleges and universities, and lists JJCCJ’s MPA in Inspection and Oversight Program, with the Advanced Certificate in Forensic Accounting, as the best program.

New York Fiscal Crisis Event, March 18

March 15, 2013

CCJusticeThe College is hosting a lecture on understanding and responding to the New York Fiscal Crisis of the 1970s featuring Kim Phillips-Fein, an  Associate Professor of History at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University. Professor Phillips-Fein  wrote Invisible Hands: The Businessmen’s Crusade Against the New Deal and is now she is writing a book on the history of New York City, focusing on the fiscal crisis of the 1970’s. This event is a part of the series of Conflicting Conceptions of Justice in the 1970’s.  This series is an excellent opportunity to understand the history behind the City’s current policy problems and struggles for social justice for all its residents.

The lecture will take place on March 18, 2013 at 7:00pm in room 630T.

KPMG Forensic Scholars Discover Program

November 9, 2012

KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International. KPMG International’s member firms have over 144,000 professionals, including 8,150 partners, in 152 countries. KPMG has maintained a continuous commitment throughout its history to providing leadership, integrity and quality. We offer our global clients industry insights and a multidisciplinary range of services. We are currently inviting applications from students interested in participating in our New York Office’s KPMG Forensicsm Scholars Discover Workshop.
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