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Explore the origins of the current data explosion and learn the implications on fraud and fraud detection. Discover how data is helping detect fraud, and learn how to use data yourself. 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years (IBM). This astonishing increase in data is what’s known as the data, or information, explosion and it has fundamentally transformed every sector of the global economy. 

But it’s also transformed another area: fraud.

On this course you will learn about how the data deluge has been harnessed to detect fraud in new ways. Plus you’ll master the skills to harness big data yourself - learning how to use data to tell stories and create powerful presentations.

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  • Developments that have led to the current ‘Data Explosion’
  • Key concepts in fraud and fraud detection
  • The ‘Fraud Triangle’ and how to leverage it in spotting fraud
  • The science of perception and how to build great data-driven visuals and presentations.


Jeff Rinehart
I am Executive-In-Residence in the Information Technology & Analytics Department at American University’s Kogod School of Business where I teach graduate analytics and digital marketing classes.

Casey Evans
I am Executive-In-Residence in the Accounting and Taxation Department at American University’s Kogod School of Business in Washington, D.C. where I teach undergraduate and graduate accounting courses.


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University of Washington

Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the West Coast and is one of the preeminent research universities in the world.




FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.

It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

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