Accounting Bachelor's Degree ProgramProgram OverviewProgram DetailsWhy Choose Franklin
Apply critical analysis to prepare & review financial reports
Finish your bachelor’s degree in 2017! Apply now and start classes on Jan. 3. Other Winter Term start dates available.
Once thought of as stodgy and rigid, the field of accounting is anything but. Thanks to global business opportunities, dynamic regulatory environments, and industry acquisitions and consolidations, the face of accounting has forever changed. There’s a growing demand for accountants who can handle industry complexities and provide value to their organizations. Fortunately, this means more opportunities for accounting graduates – and Franklin’s highly respected Accounting degree program can help you capitalize.
Prepare for certification while gaining sought-after accounting skills
Franklin University’s Accounting degree program provides the full range of skills employers desire in such areas as financial reporting and analysis, managerial accounting and cost management, tax accounting, auditing and accounting ethics, and financial management.
In addition to building your Accounting credentials and capabilities, your studies at Franklin give you a jumpstart on pursuing a professional certification, saving you both time and money. Our technical and application-focused accounting courses prepare you foundationally for professional certification exams, such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
Gain hands-on experience with project-work and tools of the trade
While at Franklin, you’ll be introduced to industry-standard software packages for the application of spreadsheets and flowcharting, enabling you to take an active role in creating impactful systems and processes as they relate to the accounting function.
And in your final accounting course, you’ll take part in a business simulation assignment in which you’ll collaborate with a small student audit team. You’ll participate in analyzing a set of financial statements, investigating the numbers, correcting the statements, and reporting your group findings. This integrated assignment gives you important experience in applying technical insights and communicating them clearly and concisely—attributes very attractive to employers.
Earn a degree designed to be valued in the workplace
Franklin’s Accounting degree program is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), the leader in outcomes-based accreditation in business, so you know you’re earning a respected degree with value in the workplace.
Additionally, Franklin’s Accounting curriculum is designed to apply industry standards, such as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the auditing standards of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the cost management techniques of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Sarbanes-Oxley regulations, and industry and regulatory ethical obligations so you can be sure your degree provides you with up-to-date information so you’re prepared with the knowledge required for this exciting and changing profession.
Earn your accounting degree online from a university built for busy adults
Earn your bachelor's in accounting on your terms by taking classes 100% online or pursue available coursework at one of our Midwest locations. Regionally accredited and nonprofit, Franklin was built from the ground-up to satisfy the needs of adult learners. Our seamless transfer process and team of academic advisors will help ease your transition to becoming a student, while our flexible online accounting courses schedules help to balance your education with work, family, and life. Get started on your future today!
1Source information provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)
Gain The Skills Employers Desire
Auditors verify financial records and analyze internal controls, identifying issues, ensuring compliance, and making improvement recommendations.View Salary Trends
Financial Accountants support financial decision making by investigating and analyzing the financial position and preparing financial statements for dissemination.View Salary Trends
Public Accountants prepare and analyze financial reports, including profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and tax returns.View Salary Trends
Budget Analysts produce accurate and timely analysis and evaluation of economic data to determine trends, make forecasts, and prepare annual budgets.View Salary Trends
Cost Management Accountant
Cost Management Accountants develop and maintain standard cost data, interpreting gross margin, cost variance, and inventory movement.View Salary Trends
Government Accountants record and prepare financial reports, ensuring compliance with regulatory guidelines and Government Accounting Standards Board principles.View Salary Trends
Tax Accountants prepare federal and state income taxes for businesses and individuals in accordance with current tax law.View Salary Trends
Accounting Consultants analyze financial information and develop recommendations to enhance, improve or facilitate financial performance, processing, or workflow.View Salary Trends
|Occupations||Job Openings (2015)||Expected Growth
|Accountants and Auditors||57,747||16.7%|
Source information provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) - June 2016
Our Recipe For Your Success
Academic & Industry Experts
Classes are taught and designed by credentialed professionals with real-world experience.
- Programs are designed by combining the insight of industry leaders with the academic expertise of our faculty, ensuring what you learn translates into on-the-job success.
- Academic concepts and theories are brought to life through our teaching faculty’s professional expertise, and can be immediately applied in your career.
- Faculty with industry experience teach our courses, not graduate students or life-time academics, so you learn not only the theories behind the practice but also how to apply them in real-world situations.
Relevant & Consistent Curriculum
What you learn is a reflection of the program you choose, not the format in which it’s applied.
- All programs are designed for learning outcomes to flow from the program level into actual coursework.
- This top-down approach allows credentialed professionals to customize assignments based on trending industry topics without deviating from a program’s core outcomes.
- Regardless of your professor or the format of your class, you receive the same quality education.
Hands-On Learning Experience
Franklin's coursework teaches not only theories and concepts, but also how they apply to practical situations.
- Professional course designers ensure that class activities such as learning simulations, case studies, interactive videos, and group exercises are relevant and appropriate.
- A curriculum development team is dedicated to making sure all courses are intuitively designed so content is taught in a logical manner that facilitates your success in the classroom and beyond.
Continuously Evolving Programs
Consistent program reviews ensure our programs stay at the forefront of industry trends.
- Survey results and feedback from student and faculty assessments are reviewed regularly so that our programs are always improving and up-to-date.
- A structured review process helps identify industry gaps that guide curriculum enhancements allowing our academic and industry experts to regularly implement new industry trends.
- Regular assessment provides hard data that is used to improve student learning and teaching methods.
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