Globe University, Minnesota School of Business Launch Forensic Accounting Degree Program

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A new degree program in forensic accounting offers students a chance to enter a high-demand career field and higher salaries compared to national averages.

Melanie Torborg, Globe University Network Dean of Accounting

Melanie Torborg is Globe University's Network Dean of Accounting.

This is an engrossing career with change and challenges around nearly every corner.

Globe University and Minnesota School of Business (MSB) announced today that it is launching the region’s first forensic accounting bachelor’s degree. According to Network Dean of Accounting Melanie Torborg, forensic accounting offers higher than average job growth and higher salaries compared to national averages.

Forensic accountants get involved in cases that include securities fraud, economic damages, bankruptcies, insolvencies and negligence. Forensic accountants can serve as expert witnesses in court proceedings, and often times wear many hats: detective, accountant and attorney. For insight into the career, view this short video from actual forensic accountants. “This is an engrossing career with change and challenges around nearly every corner,” said Torborg. Forensic accountants are employed by banks, law firms, accounting firms, government agencies and corporations.

In addition to all the courses required for Globe’s Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting, its forensic program requires students to complete courses in computer forensics, criminal justice, and information security, to name a few. Graduates of the program have the option of taking the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) test. The degree program is now being offered at select campuses in Minnesota and Wisconsin. For further information contact 877-303-6060 or visit the forensic accounting web page.

About Globe University and Minnesota School of Business (MSB)
Globe University and Minnesota School of Business (MSB) are part of Globe Education Network (GEN), a family-managed collaborative body of career colleges, universities and training centers based in Woodbury, Minn. Through its mission, We Care, the organization integrates hands-on and career-focused education with service- and applied-learning experiences that expose students to their communities and real-world situations. Globe University and MSB are accredited and offer master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, and diplomas in several career fields. More than 30 programs are available online.

About Melanie Torborg, Network Dean of Accounting, Globe Education Network
Melanie Torborg is the Network Dean of Accounting at Globe Education Network. She has more than 20 years in corporate accounting and is a Certified Management Accountant. Her areas of expertise are budgeting, strategic planning and financial statement analysis. Ms. Torborg holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in business. She is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants, Association of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

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