Next Program Dates
To Be Announced
Tuition and Fees
Interest in understanding the key role that financial intelligence plays in detecting financial crimes
This course focuses on how global financial crimes are identified, conducted and monitored, while also reviewing countermeasures and regulatory frameworks that are in place to combat financial crimes.
The rapid advancement of technology and digital transformation has contributed to the growth and complexity of financial crimes, yet there is a significant shortage of domain experts and specialists who understand and can prevent financial fraud.
Participants of this course will gain an in-depth understanding of financial crimes and their implications, as well as the tools needed to prevent these crimes.
What You Will Learn:
Emerging financial crimes, including cryptocurrency Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), pump and dump approaches, and general types of financial crimes, such as Ponzi schemes and pyramid schemes.
Obstacles to understanding financial crimes and the solutions used today in fighting them.
Emerging technologies to combat financial fraud and the challenges associated with them.
Part One – An Overview of Financial Crimes
Module 1: Introduction to Financial Crimes
Module 2: Types and Patterns of Offenses and Victimization
Module 3: Regulators and Regulations
Module 4: Policing and Law Enforcement
Module 5: Risk Management
Part Two – Financial Technology Solutions and Countermeasures
Module 6: Investigations
Module 7: Using Technology to Combat Financial Crimes
Module 8: Emerging Risks of Blockchain Technology
Module 9: Preventing and Mitigating Financial Crimes in the Future
Module 10: Public-Private Partnerships
Virtual online coaching sessions
– To be announced
Capstone Project Development
– Participants will be assembled into groups with the task of selecting at least two of the module topics and developing a proposed solution for an issue
– Participants will meet virtually on their own to collaborate and work together
Participants will come together for a Capstone day which will include:
– Guest speakers
– Capstone presentations delivered by participants
– Attendance options: Virtual or in-person at our Keele Campus
Exam #2 (30% of final mark): Following the completion of Part Two modules 6 through 10.
Capstone Project (40% of final mark): Participants will deliver a Capstone project presentation project in assigned groups virtually over Zoom. Participants will collaborate virtually following the successful completion of the 10 modules and two examinations to propose a solution from a financial crime related issue including at least two of the learning modules.
Lassonde Professional Development Contact
For Professional Development inquiries
Michael Lusignan is a Program Director with Lassonde Professional Development at the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University. He has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry and an extensive background in digitization and technology transformation initiatives. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a member of CPA Ontario. Michael has an Honours degree in Finance from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and a Master’s degree in Business Law from York’s Osgoode Hall Law School. Michael also serves as a Board member on The BlockchainHub, a York University innovation hub for blockchain education, research, and commercialization.