Economic Crime Investigation

In response to the current need nationally for trained professional with accounting, computer, and investigative skills to probe "white-collar" crimes, Roberts Wesleyan College offers a program in Economic Crime Investigation. ECI is an interdisciplinary major that blends courses from criminal justice and accounting.

Program Highlights


Participate in field work/internships locally or nationally.


Access to the computer security and forensic lab with specialized tools.


You will be able to deal with white-collar and financial crime.

What Will I Learn?

You will be given a firm foundation in the procedures of criminal investigation and preparation of evidence for the justice system in Criminal Justice courses required. In addition, you will learn accounting, auditing, and an understanding of the computer systems that are used in today's businesses.

Where Can It Take Me?


  • City of Rochester office of public integrity
  • Department of Justice US Attorney’s Office for the Western District
  • FBI(Buffalo)
  • ATF


  • Computer networking analyst
  • Cyber-crime analyst
  • Accountant
  • Fraud analyst
  • Insurance fraud investigator

Grad Schools

  • Mercyhurst College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Adler University
  • University at Albany
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Who Will I Meet?

Dennis Barlotta

What I love about being an ECI Major is how caring and dedicated the professors are. They care about their students understanding the material. They are very understanding in regards to how hectic a student-athlete's schedule can be. This major is a wonderful mix of Business and Criminal Justice classes which is timely considering the rise of corporate crime.

Mark Concordia

is an experienced law enforcement practitioner. Professor Concordia has worked in every aspect of the criminal justice system corrections, including local police patrol, narcotics investigations, police supervision, and criminal investigations at the state and federal level. He spent over 13 years assigned to the FBI Buffalo Division’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. He uses his unique and varied practitioner experience to create a vibrant learning environment that integrates theoretical concepts with hands-on group based learning activities and case studies. Read more about Professor Concordia here.

Alumni Success


Richard Smith

Banking Risk Supervisor

Paychex, Inc


Bobbi Paternico

Field Auditor

Office of Public Integrity

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Todd Billcliff '05

Manager, Fraud & Risk Analysis, CFE

Paychex, Inc

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