The course – offered by the University of Wolverhampton – will lead to a Post Graduate Certificate in Fraud Management.
It will focus on developing practical skills and legal knowledge when it comes to dealing with fraud investigations.
Course leader, Dr Martin Wright, said: "The course covers all areas of financial crime from the investigation of fraud and money laundering to obtaining evidence and developing the skills of an interviewer."
The university worked with The Fraud Company to devise the qualification. It will focus on real-case scenarios and exercises, as well as give students the opportunity for further research into the area.
The qualification – which has been designed to complement work commitments - will last a year with the first course beginning in January 2012.
David Churchill, director of the Fraud Company, added: "Our aim is to make it easy for the employers by splitting the course into one-week blocks to enable staff to continue work while working towards the qualification.
"The course would be useful for fraud investigators, accountants, auditors, people working with insolvency and company fraud."
By Andy Pearce