Business Management and Financial Crime

Master’s in Business Management, Financial Crime and Digital Technologies

Our Master’s 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.


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 November 2023

Teaching Method


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

100% Online.

Independent research, online presentation and submission.

Students are encouraged to join training, workshops and events organised in related fields by international organizations and associations.

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’s 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”.

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Career paths

The Master’s 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)