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Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Program

Online Accounting Degrees - Earn Your Accounting Degree Online
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Course Descriptions

Major Area

Get an in-depth view of the courses that provide the knowledge and skills you’ll need to make an impact within your chosen field.

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Business Core

Take a detailed look at courses that build upon your general education knowledge, and help to prepare you for major area coursework.

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Accounting - Bachelor of Science Degree

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Build well-rounded skills and learn the industry specific knowledge you will need to be successful in your career.

Accounting - Subsequent Bachelor of Science Degree

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Looking to earn an additional bachelor’s degree? A subsequent degree is specifically designed for students who have already completed a bachelor's degree or higher.

Accounting - Associate of Science Degree

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Begin building your educational foundation with a curriculum that has a broad base in general education while touching upon a specific area of study.

Meet Your Faculty

From the board room to the classroom

Each Franklin program is designed with the ongoing input of industry experts to ensure you gain respected and relevant knowledge that can be applied instantly in the workplace.

James Pierson

James Pierson - Program Chair

Professor Pierson is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with more than 25 years of experience in a variety of corporate and public settings. He previously served as tax director for a steel corporation in West Virginia and an environmental engineering and construction company in Pennsylvania. James holds a Master of Science degree in Taxation and earned his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University.

Debra Petrizzo

Debra Petrizzo - Lead Faculty

Professor Petrizzo has taught accounting at universities in Nebraska and South Dakota. Her past professional positions include international and global inventory controller, aftermarket controller, supervisor of internal audit, and several roles in the railway industry, including project controller, auditor, intermodal logistics analyst, and conductor.
Alan Rogers

Alan Rogers - Lead Faculty

Professor Rogers has 14 years of practical accounting experience coupled with nearly 25 years of teaching at the university level. He has been employed in several sectors, including retail, financial, and public accounting, and held the positions of regional manager and vice president of lending. Alan is a CPA registered in Ohio.
Charles Saunders

Charles Saunders, Jr. - Lead Faculty

Dr. Saunders specializes in auditing and forensic accounting. He amassed over 25 years of internal audit experience while employed at American Electric Power, where he performed control self-assessment, audit planning, risk assessment, and control reviews. Dr. Saunders is active with the Institute of Internal Auditors and holds a doctorate from The Ohio State University.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply logical thinking and critical analysis
  • Research specific financial accounting issues
  • Research specific federal income tax issues
  • Analyze ethical issues in the accounting profession
  • Analyze information systems through evaluation of process controls and organizational system risks within a business process
  • Demonstrate written communication skills in accounting

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