The purpose of the Ethics vs. Fraud: Similarities, Differences, and Ensuring Accountability for Both in Your Organization Course is to inform participants of similarities and differences of ethics and fraud, the importance of having policies in place to promote ethical decision making, the importance of having policies in place to prevent fraud, and to discuss current statistics of how fraud infiltrates organizations.

Program Level: Basic

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: N/A

Instructional Method: Group-Live

Instructor: Jake Houlihan and Tim Rawal 

Recommended CPE Credit: 2.0 Hours

Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify ethics and fraud risks in today's economy;
  • List techniques to combat ethical challenges and the importance of having policies in place to promote an organization's tone at the top regarding ethical decision making;
  • Identify fraud risk factors; and,
  • Describe elements that should be included in a fraud prevention policy.

Program Policies

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