Donald J. Rebovich, Ph.D.
Director, Economic Crime Investigation
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Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Business and Justice Studies

Studying Economic Crime Investigation: The UC Advantage


Economic Crime and Justice Studies building

first program of its kind in the nation, UC's undergraduate major in criminal justice - economic crime investigation (ECI) offers advanced education in the highly specialized skill sets required prevent, detect, and investigate economic crime in today's global economy.

Economic crime encompasses fraud, money laundering, and corruption, with counter-efforts that include institutional and corporate compliance and due diligence programs, regulatory and enforcement efforts on the part of government agencies, and the recovery of assets wrongfully taken or held.  

Part of UC's internationally respected suite of economic crime and justice studies programs, the ECI major is taught by a remarkably accomplished professional faculty using the industry's most current tools and techniques. Students have access to advanced technologies available in the College's state-of-the-art Economic Crime, Justice Studies, and Cybersecurity facility.


Developed in consultation with the Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute of Utica College (, the criminal justice - ECI major features a uniquely interdisciplinary curriculum that includes courses in:
  • accounting
  • finance
  • economic crime law
  • financial investigations
  • fraud detection
  • payment systems
  • detection technologies
The program offers two concentrations:
  • Fraud Prevention and Detection
  • Financial Investigation
 For specific program details, see academic requirements >

Program Student Learning Goals

Online Program

The criminal justice - ECI major also offers an option for online study. For details, see online ECI program details > 

Utica College also offers a master's program in financial crime and compliance management.

Career Outcomes

The criminal justice - ECI major at Utica College prepares you for career-track positions in a range of fields, including:
  • Law enforcement
  • Fraud investigation
  • Compliance
  • Forensic accounting
  • Government intelligence services
  • Banking and finance well as graduate study in related disciplines.

UC criminal justice - ECI alumni have taken rewarding positions at:
  • Bank of America
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Hartford Financial Services
  • HSBC
  • IRS Criminal Investigations
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • NBT Bancorp, Inc
  • SAS Institute
  • U.S. Secret Service