Become a fraud detection expert: MBA in Fraud and Forensics 

Learn to lead in the dynamic and evolving area of fraud management with a MBA degree in Fraud and Forensics. The urgency of fraud prevention and management has led to a growing need for business leaders who understand how to protect their organizations as well as their organizations’ customers and partners.

In the MBA fraud management degree program, you will learn the latest ways to prevent, investigate and solve fraud in the workplace, and how to use your knowledge and skills in ethical leadership and forensics to become an in-demand anti-fraud professional.

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In Grace Library, spanning the third and fourth floor of the University Commons, there are numerous quiet spaces and study rooms for individuals and groups to use.
Credits required: 

36 credits

Cost per credit: 

$957/credit

Time to degree: 

As few as 24 months

Delivery:

On campus or online

MBA fraud management curriculum

The White Collar Crime core course offers a deep dive into understanding white-collar crime and its impact on organizations and the economy, while Fraud Prevention and Ethics discusses the ethical processes that influence individual and organizational fraud issues. In the Legal Elements of Fraud  course, students study the constitutional laws and federal rules of civil and criminal procedure as they relate to fraudulent activity.

Quick facts

  • Complete core courses that cover skills needed for management and executive roles 
  • Take courses that include hands-on experiences

Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

Career opportunities for fraud and forensics

The growth of consumer technology like smartphones, coupled with that of e-commerce, has made fraud detection and prevention a pressing issue for businesses. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 10% growth from 2016 to 2026 for financial examiners who ensure legal compliance and consumer protection.

Potential job titles include fraud examiner, financial investigator, forensic audit expert, fraud manager and fraud detection/prevention analyst.

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

The graduate program admissions process happens on a rolling basis. Applicants are asked to apply for free online, and submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions the applicant attended
  • Personal essay that describes their academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible for students who do not meet all of the admission criteria, but who exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Fraud & Forensics faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this graduate program, our Admissions team is available to assist you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Prepare to become a certified project manager

In the project management certificate program, you will gain conceptual knowledge of and hands-on experience with project management best practices and research current trends and issues.

You will learn to successfully manage scope, schedule, budget, resources and risks, as well as develop deliverables such as project charters and integrated plans using both predictive and agile methodologies.

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Credits required:

9 credits

Cost per credit:

$929/credit

Time to completion:

As few as 24 weeks

Delivery:

On campus or online

Certificate in Project Management curriculum

You will learn to identify appropriate project management methodology by exploring a variety of approaches, including Agile and Scrum. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® or Project Management Professional (PMP)® examination offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

Quick facts

  • Pursue certificate as an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Learn from Project Management Professional (PMP) credential holders
  • Use 9 certificate credits toward an MBA

Seize the opportunity to grow

“I learned so much from your courses! Excellent resources, excellent slide presentations, fair exams and respectful, quick responses to student inquiries. Thank you so much for the opportunity to grow; I hope you continue to instruct and share your expertise.”

— Cheri Cwyner ’21

Career opportunities for project managers

Employment for project managers is available in virtually every industry. The need for project managers increases as more organizations use teams and project-based methods to get work done. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 5% growth in management occupations through 2029.

Admission requirements and application process

The certificate program admissions process happens on a rolling basis.

  • Apply for free online.
  • Submit official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions the applicant attended.
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

Project Management faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this certificate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Earn your graduate certificate in Human Resources

You can prepare for a career in the ever-changing world of HR management with a graduate certificate in Human Resources. With an emphasis on ethical business practices, you will develop skills in dealing with employee relations, labor laws, and training and development 

You will learn to use the latest technology to recruit, screen and interview the best talent, and master knowledge of the legal and regulatory protections needed in workplaces.

A student gazes out of a window at sunset. The reflection show in the glass behind her.
In Grace Library, spanning the third and fourth floor of the University Commons, there are numerous quiet spaces and study rooms for individuals and groups to use.
Credits required:

9 credits

Cost per credit:

$929/credit

Time to completion:

As few as 24 weeks

Delivery:

On campus or online

Curriculum for human resources graduate certificate

Courses for this program include Strategic Human Resource Management, Employment Law and Capstone Experience — Human Resource Management. Coursework may include weekly readings, videos, written assignments and discussion board postings.

Quick facts

  • Use 9 certificate credits toward an MBA
  • Sit for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) examination
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Career opportunities for human resource managers

With the growth of new companies and expanding operations of organizations, the demand for human resource managers to oversee and  administer their programs continues to rise. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts HR management jobs will increase 9% from 2014 to 2024.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this certificate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Find your data analytics degree at Carlow

You can develop your career as a data analyst with one of Carlow University’s data analytics programs. You will cultivate data interpretation and data analysis skills and learn how to communicate your findings and drive an organization’s growth.

Earn your graduate certificate in Cyber Threat Research & Analytics

With threats to technology and information security ever present, cybersecurity is a critical and compelling field. In this graduate certificate program, you can receive training in the investigative tools used in dealing with cyber crime. Guided by experienced members of law enforcement, accounting and the private sector, you will gain an understanding of cyber threats, and learn how to identify threat actors and conduct online investigations. 

The graduate certificate in Cyber Threat Research and Analytics is a collaboration between Carlow’s Master’s of Fraud and Forensics program and the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA).

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Credits required:

9 credits

Cost per credit:

$929

Time to Completion:

As few as 5 months

Delivery:

100% online

Cyber security graduate certificate curriculum

The Cyber Threat Research and Analytics curriculum focuses on the complexities of investigating cybercrime, protecting organizational and personal data, understanding social media and national and international laws that regulate cyber activity.

You will learn about encryption, obfuscation and virtual currency through a general introduction to the dark web; security-based skills essential to investigation and dark web targeting tactics; techniques to anonymize yourself; and intelligence methodologies and data analysis. 

The curriculum also includes a capstone two-day, onsite residency at the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance in Pittsburgh. 

Quick facts

  • Engage with experts in accounting, law enforcement and the private sector
  • Gain a working knowledge of the dark web 
  • Prepare yourself to become a certified fraud examiner or enter Carlow’s Master’s in Fraud and Forensics program
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Career opportunities for Cyber Threat Research and Analytics

Career opportunities in cyber security require different levels of education. Positions include forensic computer analyst, information security analyst and security architect. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate for information security analysts is expected to grow 31% over the next 10 years.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work

Apply

anytime

Start terms:

April & September

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Cyber Threat Research and Analytics faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this graduate certificate program, our Admissions team is available to assist you with the next steps.

Earn your degree conveniently online

Carlow University offers a variety of online degrees for students interested in pursuing their undergraduate and graduate studies in a more flexible format.

With our online degrees, you can learn in-demand skills for your career field and have access to resources and support that will help you achieve your academic and professional goals. Our academic support services are open to all online students and include academic advising, one-on-one tutoring and career planning.

Choose your degree

Earn a versatile & dynamic Healthcare Data Analytics degree

Carlow University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Data Analytics program allows you to gain the vital clinical and statistical analysis skills needed in today’s evolving healthcare landscape.

Find your Accounting degree at Carlow

You will be a valuable asset to employers in almost any industry with an accounting degree from Carlow University. You will learn what you need to know to pass the Certified Public Accountant exam while obtaining real-world experience with an internship or practicum in greater Pittsburgh’s vibrant business community. The accounting and forensic accounting programs are offered at undergraduate and graduate levels in traditional as well as accelerated formats.  

Jumpstart your career in Accounting. Prepare for the CPA exam.

Accountants do more than crunch numbers all day. Accountants ensure businesses are operating ethically and efficiently; are in compliance with state and federal regulations and taxation requirements; and are meeting the demands and challenges of our global economy. With a bachelor’s degree in accounting, your opportunities include positions in the public, corporate, small business, government and nonprofit arenas.

The curriculum for the accounting major meets the requirements for the Pennsylvania Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam. Upon graduation, you will be well prepared to achieve professional success. Gain the knowledge and experience you need to build your resume and prepare for the CPA exam.

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Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Delivery:

On campus or online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Bachelor’s in Accounting curriculum 

The bachelor’s degree in accounting is a comprehensive study of the in-demand technical and soft skills organizations will require of you. The curriculum allows students to design, navigate and explore a chosen field of study while establishing a knowledge base for career readiness and ethical leadership.

Required courses in the accounting program provide an in-depth look at accounting principles such as taxation, finance and auditing, all while establishing a knowledge base for career readiness and ethical leadership. The BS in Accounting curriculum integrates a strong liberal arts education with the hard business skills needed in today’s changing world.

Quick facts

  • Gain real-world knowledge with internship, practicum or field research
  • Learn the newest accounting software and technology
  • Double major or minor by combining accounting with another discipline
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Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

3-Year Degree

Finish your bachelor’s degree in three years by following a 3-year academic plan. Courses are taken across fall, spring and summer terms with summer courses completely online. When applying, indicate your interest in the 3-Year Degree option.

Accelerated

Fast track your way to a master’s by taking graduate courses as an undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for Accounting

A bachelor of accounting degree will provide a career opportunity in virtually any industry. Accounting is a core operating function of any organization, and a BS in accounting will prepare you to contribute to this vital role. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a growth of 10% for accounting and auditing occupations.

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

  • Submit an application for admission. It is free to apply.
  • Request that official transcripts from all current and previous institutions you’ve attended are sent directly to the Carlow University Office of Admissions.
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

Holly Doyal, Accounting major
Holly Doyal-PICPA

Accounting major likes ‘team of caring people’ who are there to help

Accounting major Holly Doyal ’22 likes the small-school atmosphere at Carlow and the way it caters to adult students with full-time jobs. “My advisor actually cares and knows who I am and what my goals are and is there to help with any issues or concerns I have along the way. It is like I have a whole team of caring people who are there to help me succeed and reach my goals.”

Accounting faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this major, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Find your Art & Design degree at Carlow

You can develop your artistic skill in the studio or lab with one of our on-campus art and design degrees. During your undergraduate or graduate studies you can pursue the art and design track of your choice while developing your 2D or 3D skills. You will graduate with a professional portfolio of work.

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