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Business Management and Financial Crime

Master in Business Management, Financial Crime and Digital Technologies

Our Master in Business Management, Financial Crime and Digital Technologies programme has been specifically designed to address the demands of the job market in the information age. Integrating the three fields of business management, financial crime and digital technologies allows students to meet the requirements of responsible business professionals today and tomorrow.

In business management, topics covered include business processes, corporate governance, and accounting. A strong focus is given on responsible business practices in the compulsory ESG and Ethics module. As global businesses continue to shift from prioritising shareholders’ return to overall stakeholder benefit, the values and principles of a business will play a central role in its success/failure as well as to counteract fraudulent business practices. Topics explored in financial crime modules include compulsory modules in forensic accounting, fraud, tax crimes, bribery, and corruption as well as the legal aspects of investigations.

Given the increasing reliance on digital technologies in business management, our programme includes modules covering web and open-source intelligence for business and data analysis. Optional modules for specialisation are available for AI & machine learning, blockchain and ERP systems.

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COURSE MAIN INFORMATION

Area: Business Management and Financial Crime
Duration: full-time 18-month postgraduate programme
Final qualification: European Qualification Framework Level 7
Accreditation*: Malta Further and Higher Education Authority
Category: Higher Education Programme
Credits: 90 ECTS; 30 ECTS per semester
Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
Hours: 450 hours of teaching
Attendance: 90% compulsory for each module
Laboratory sessions: Online
Written Assessments: Online
Language of instruction: English 
Commencement: First intake expected in February 2023

Kindly be informed that this programme is undergoing accreditation* from the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA). Should you wish to express your interest to register for this educational programme you are kindly requested to contact us. A student agreement inclusive of payment of registration and tuition fees shall only be signed upon approval of accreditation of this educational programme, by the MFHEA.

*Accreditation is a form of certification in which the MFHEA will verify that an academic or vocational programme meets minimum academic and vocational standards. Accreditation ensures that the qualification a student works so hard to obtain meets quality standards, and that it will be recognized as such by other educational institutions and employers. The decisive stage of accreditation is the mapping of the programme to the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) – further information on the MFHEA and the MQF/EQF may be obtained from www.mfhea.mt.

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Teaching Method

ONLINE LESSONS
Live Virtual Classroom with lecturer on our Digital Campus (MS Teams), attendance is compulsory.

EXAMS AND RESITS
100% Online

RESEARCH AND FINAL DISSERTATION
Independent research, online presentation and submission

OPTIONAL SEMINARS
Theory and/or practical workshops and job-oriented trainings are available in presence in Milan at our Italian partner ISF College Corporate University (only in Italian). Students are also encouraged to join student events organised by the UK Chartered Society of Forensic Science.

What marks this course apart?

The unique combination of this course at the intersection between business management, financial crime and digital technologies sets this course apart from most traditional business courses. This Master programme combines the management and governance aspects of most business courses with the analytical and problem-solving investigative skillset allowing for learners to gain from both perspectives and preparing them for the real-world challenges of today’s professionals.

Job-oriented learning

Being a student at the European Forensic Institute means acquiring knowledge, skills and competences directly from the source. From forensic practitioners that work on a day-to-day basis as experts in the field they teach. In fact, our lecturers are working forensic consultants or researchers, giving student the unique opportunity to interact with lecturers both professionally as well as academically. In other words, being a student at the European Forensic Institute means “learning about a job in the job market”.

Career paths

The Master in Business Management, Financial Crime and Digital Technologies trains future experts that will be able to carry out their activities in the following fields:

Business Administration/Management (governance, compliance, internal controls, business operations, business analysis, BPO, sustainability and ESG)
Audit and Investigations (internal audit, financial/white-collar crime, OSINT, ESG)
Regulatory/Law Enforcement (AML/KYC, tax, regulatory due diligence, ESG)
Compliance (financial services, public listed companies, government/government-linked entities, ESG)
Business Risk Management (threat analysis, data governance, risk management and prevention)
Data Analysis (business intelligence, business analysis and strategy, sales and marketing)
Consultancy/Advisory (business processes, internal controls, governance and compliance, white-collar crime investigations, ESG)

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ACCREDITATION

Kindly be informed that this programme is undergoing accreditation* from the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA). Should you wish to express your interest to register for this educational programme you are kindly requested to contact us. A student agreement inclusive of payment of registration and tuition fees shall only be signed upon approval of accreditation of this educational programme, by the MFHEA.

*Accreditation is a form of certification in which the MFHEA will verify that an academic or vocational programme meets minimum academic and vocational standards. Accreditation ensures that the qualification a student works so hard to obtain meets quality standards, and that it will be recognized as such by other educational institutions and employers. The decisive stage of accreditation is the mapping of the programme to the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) – further information on the MFHEA and the MQF/EQF may be obtained from www.mfhea.mt.

ASSOCIATION AND MEMBERSHIP

All undergraduate and postgraduate students at EFI will be registered as student members of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences in the UK.

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