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New Information Systems Auditing Major Announced

For Immediate Release: June 4, 2012

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations

Mercuris@franklin.edu, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University is pleased to announce the addition of its new B.S.-Information Systems Auditing (ISA) to the College of Arts, Sciences & Technology's on-campus and online offerings beginning in Fall 2012.  

Organizations depend on information systems to manage their data and provide operational and strategic support to management. As information becomes more sensitive and cyber-crime continues as an ever-present threat, there’s a rapidly growing demand for information systems auditing professionals.  As an accounting or information systems professional, the ISA Major’s comprehensive coursework can help students acquire stronger reasoning and analytical skills necessary to lead in this growing industry.

Graduates of the ISA Major will have a refined understanding of managing the development of audit plans, analyzing and resolving accounting systems problems, communicating accounting and information systems audit findings, and evaluating information systems security controls.

ISA’s interdisciplinary coursework provides training in both accounting and information systems and follows the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) model.  As the international professional organization that oversees the education and competencies of individuals in the information systems audit field, curriculum following the ISACA model prepares graduates to be well-positioned for professional certification.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow by 22% by 2018 and individuals proficient in accounting and auditing computer software and information systems may have an advantage.

Through Franklin’s ISA curriculum, graduates will be able to:

  • Develop audit plans and procedures to analyze information system risks, controls, and performance 
  • Analyze and resolve accounting systems problems using accounting and information technology concepts, principles, and techniques
  • Communicate accounting and information systems ideas, concepts, audit findings, solutions, and recommendations
  • Evaluate information systems security

Graduates of Franklin’s Information Systems Auditing Major will be well-qualified to hold positions as a Director of Information Systems Audit, Independent Information Systems Auditing Consultant, Information Technology Auditor, Internal Information Systems Auditor, Internal Information Systems Consultant, Systems Business Auditor, or Public Accounting Information Systems Auditor.

The B.S.-Information Systems Auditing is just one of the new undergraduate majors available at Franklin.  The University also added a B.S.-Social Media Design, a B.S.-Public Administration, and a B.S. -Healthcare Information Management to its Fall 2012 offerings. 

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, nearly 10,000 students attend Franklin, through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations, regional locations in Beavercreek, Ohio and Indianapolis, as well as at five co-locations across Ohio, in addition to online. Franklin offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs (including the new Risk Management and Insurance undergraduate major) and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at www.franklin.edu.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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