Problem-based Distance Learning
The MFAcc Program is primarily offered in a part time online, interactive learning format designed to be accessible and convenient for the working professional, whether international or domestic. There is a short on-campus residency session at the end of the program. It provides an exposure to experts as a capstone experience to the entire program. The residency also helps build a support network that will extend through your entire academic experience and professional career.
The online format delivers a ‘real time’ interactive lecture component, where enhanced learning levels are achieved through the use of complex, practical problems or cases. Students are given pre-session readings with pre-assigned problems to be discussed and solved by 4-5 person study groups through email or group discussion software. Learning at an enhanced, professional level will also be facilitated through individual and group assignments as well as a final exam for each course.
The problems or cases used will afford the student with an ability to work through useful situations that will enhance their appreciation of the skills, knowledge, insights and professional characteristics required for an effective, professional resolution. Study groups will be formed from students with complementary experience and professional backgrounds. Access to experts online will facilitate the learning process, as will discussion of these cases with the student's study group members.
“The Program presents a well-rounded and in depth learning experience for anyone seeking to enhance their knowledge in the field of Forensic Accounting. However, it also presents non-practitioners with a forum to hone their investigative questioning, reasoning, logic and strategy skills which is unarguably one of the key tools in today’s work environment.” Wade Pinder, Senior Director. DIFA Graduate
Special procedures will be put in place to ensure that tests and examinations for the online courses are written in properly supervised conditions in the city in which the student resides.