Franklin University Announces New M.S. in Accounting Program

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Evolving demands in the accounting field have sharpened the need for accountants to differentiate themselves with elevated technical, research, and communication skills. Franklin University helps students meet these needs head-on through its new M.S. in Accounting (MSA) Program.

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, is pleased to announce the addition of its new Master of Science in Accounting Program to its on-campus and online offerings.

Evolving demands in the accounting field have sharpened the need for accountants to differentiate themselves with elevated technical, research, and communication skills. Franklin helps students meet these needs head-on through its new M.S. in Accounting (MSA) Program.

Through this inclusive program, students will reinforce core financial and managerial technical aspects and develop advanced skills in forensics, technology, organizational risk, and accounting research. In addition, students will refine written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

As a graduate, students will distinguish themselves as accounting professionals with expertise in fraud investigations, data mining, systems process improvement, and enterprise risk analysis.

Additionally, because the job growth outlook for accountants continues to show significant growth – especially for Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) - Franklin’s MSA provides the additional coursework necessary for the 150-credit hour requirements required to sit for the CPA examination.

With the transformative Franklin University MSA, students will be able to:

-Diagnose, design, and implement an effective enterprise-wide resource planning system
-Develop and present a risk assessment and implementation plan
-Create and present an audit or fraud investigation program that uses data-mining techniques
-Plan, investigate, and document a fraud investigation
-Communicate specific accounting research and findings
-Seek professional certification (Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, or Certified Fraud Examiner)

A graduate of Franklin’s M.S. in Accounting Program will be well-qualified to hold a position as an external auditor, internal auditor, IT auditor, corporate accountant, government accountant, financial consultant, or forensic accountant. Available online and on campus, the M.S. in Accounting can be completed in as little as 17 months.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, more than 11,000 students attend Franklin, both at its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations, and at its newest location in Indianapolis, in addition to online. Franklin offers 27 undergraduate majors as well as five graduate programs and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University’s MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at http://www.franklin.edu.

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