Student Spotlight: Maddie Miller, Master of Science in Fraud and Forensics, December '13

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“Choosing Carlow's Master of Fraud and Forensics program over other graduate program options was by far one of the best decisions I've made to date.”

Maddie Miller wanted to set herself apart. With a bachelor’s degree in accounting already under her belt (2012) and a great job lined up with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Pittsburgh, she knew she needed a graduate degree in order to work toward Pennsylvania’s 150-hour requirement for the CPA exam. She also knew she wanted something a little different.

When she found out about Carlow’s Master of Science in Fraud and Forensics (MFF), which would “differentiate me from all the other students who get master’s degrees in accounting,” Maddie was thrilled. Fraud and forensics fascinated her, and the degree would fulfill eligibility requirements for the CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) certification exam. And the entire program was online!

“There is nothing else out there like this,” she says. “The professors are passionate about what they do, and they’re very approachable. They give you very detailed answers—more than you were looking for. They portray their love for the subject to us without even meeting us face to face.”

In mid-April 2013, Maddie began to prepare for her CFE exam. A month later, she passed all four parts in her first try—an accomplishment she attributes directly to her MFF work at Carlow.

“This program without a doubt provided me with a firm foundation around which to base my studies for each section. It is such a rewarding feeling knowing that I have already utilized what I've learned throughout this program to my advantage.”
Maddie says anyone with an interest in preventing fraud, identity theft, misuse of funds, or other white collar crimes should seriously consider Carlow’s MFF. 

“I’m so proud to be a member of such a great program and university, and surrounded by such brilliant peers!” - Maddie Miller, MFF, December 2013 (expected)

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