Business Forensics Degree ProgramProgram OverviewProgram DetailsWhy Choose Franklin
Expose occupational fraud and questionable business practices
Apply now and start classes on Jan. 3. Other Winter Term start dates available.
White-collar crime doesn't always leave obvious clues, which makes it easy to miss—and hard to prosecute.
But fraudulent activity, such as cash skimming, larceny, financial statement manipulation, and billing schemes can cripple or crush the bottom line. With white-collar crime on the rise, companies are looking to business forensics professionals for critically needed help.
Franklin University’s Business Forensics Program will uniquely prepare you to identify, resolve, and prevent fraudulent corporate activity. You'll study organizational behavior while learning how to identify questionable business practices, communicate fraud findings, and maintain high standards of business ethics.
Broaden your business knowledge while gaining forensics expertise
Because having a solid understanding of business operations is critical in the detection of fraud, our curriculum is built upon a business administration core. You’ll be solidly grounded in disciplines such as accounting, finance, management, and business law, providing you with the business breadth essential for spotting fraud-oriented red flags.
Major area coursework is forensics-focused, featuring fraud examination, such as how and why white-collar crimes are committed; interviewing techniques, including what, when, and how to conduct an investigative interview; legal elements, including applicable laws and court procedures; and corporate governance and internal control assessment, including fraud deterrence practices.
And to provide you with the most up-to-date skills sought by employers, we incorporate the latest industry trends into our relevant curriculum, including data and social media mining, and electronic evidence collection.
Get a jump start on preparing for professional certification
At Franklin, you’ll receive realistic, hands-on experience through a variety of interviewing and investigative project assignments. And, you’ll learn how to analyze a case, and compose a detailed fraud report complete with supporting elements. At the end of your coursework, you’ll possess the foundational knowledge necessary to sit for professional certification exams, such as the CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner), a well-regarded and desirable designation among employers.
Gain valuable forensics insight from actual practitioners
We closely evaluate the credentials of every one of our accounting professors, ensuring that each has relevant educational background, work experience, and professional certification. Classes are taught by faculty who are actual business forensics practitioners, so you’ll reap the benefits of their years of field experience—including learning from their mistakes so you don’t repeat them.
And, Franklin’s Business Forensics 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.
Earn your degree from a university built for busy adults
Earn your degree 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 course schedules help to balance your education with work, family, and life. Get started on your future today.
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Gain The Skills Employers Desire
Forensic Analysts collect and analyze evidence related to criminal investigations.View Salary Trends
Government Fraud Investigator
Government Fraud Investigators collect and analyze evidence of potentially fraudulent acts that result in the receipt or appropriation of public, insurance, or government funds.View Salary Trends
Independent Fraud Examiner
Independent Fraud Examiners conduct data analysis and disseminate information to identify instances of potential fraud, waste, and abuse.View Salary Trends
Internal Auditors evaluate operating guidelines, controls, and procedures to ensure compliance with policies, standards, and regulatory requirements.View Salary Trends
Law Enforcement Detective
Law Enforcement Detectives direct the collection of physical and forensic evidence, and investigate alleged criminal acts in order to prevent or solve criminal cases.View Salary Trends
Litigation Specialists assist attorneys with the litigation process by producing, coordinating, and filing legal documents.View Salary Trends
Loss Prevention Manager
Loss Prevention Managers create and enforce security protocols to help protect a company’s products, services, or finances against theft, fraud, and abuse.View Salary Trends
Private Investigators gather clues and collect evidence to help individuals, companies, and other interested parties determine facts about financial, personal, and legal matters.View Salary Trends
|Occupations||Job Openings (2015)||Expected Growth
|First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers||6,570||17.01%|
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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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