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: 

$929/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.

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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.

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

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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.”

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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.

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.

Minor in Accounting and expand your finance knowledge

You can expand your business and finance knowledge with a minor in Accounting. This 18-credit minor, available to any major offered at Carlow University, will give you the in-demand technical and soft skills sought by companies and organizations. 

Accounting minor curriculum

You will complete six courses in accounting that provide an in-depth look at accounting principles such as taxation, finance and auditing, while establishing a knowledge base for career-readiness and ethical leadership.

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.

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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:

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.

Learn to detect, prevent and resolve fraud

You can learn to prevent, detect and resolve fraud and white-collar crime, a field with an increasing need for specialists, in Carlow’s forensic accounting degree program.

Forensic accounting merges skills in accounting, auditing and investigation. Forensic accountants are involved with litigation support and investigative accounting. They help determine the amount of economic damages caused by theft, and deal with securities and insurance fraud, asset misappropriations, fraudulent statements and professional negligence. 

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Professor Monique Hockman works with students, including Mary Opipery, left, (Class of ’22, biology)and Kinzie Walker (Class of ’22, biologry/perfusion) as they do redox titrations to determine the chemical composition of synthesized salt during a general chemistry II lab, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in AJ Palumbo Hall. (Rebecca Droke/Carlow University)
Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Delivery:

On campus, some online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Forensic Accounting degree program curriculum

The Forensic Accounting major curriculum includes specialized courses in such areas as fraud prevention and ethics, the law and fraud, fraud investigation techniques, fraud examination and information security. You will also complete an internship.

Quick Facts

  • Learn forensic accounting software and technologies
  • Earn a forensic accounting major and an accounting major 
  • Prepare for the CPA and Certified Fraud Examiners exams
  • Gain forensic accounting experience through an internship

Alternate degree completion options

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 Forensic Accounting

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners reports the demand for forensic accountants is rapidly increasing because of heightened awareness and growing intolerance of fraudulent activity. Forensic accountants work in public accounting firms’ forensic accounting divisions; consult for firms specializing in risk consulting and forensic accounting services; and with lawyers, law enforcement agencies, insurance companies, government organizations and financial institutions. 

Graduates of the forensic accounting degree program are qualified to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and the Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) exam. (Please see the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs website and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners for current licensure requirements.) These credentials are recognized globally and are regarded as an indicator of excellence in the accounting and anti-fraud professions.  

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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

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Olivia Miller, ’21, biology major and runner on the track & field/cross country team.

Learn from real life experiences

Lexie Young ’20 was drawn to Carlow because of its Forensic Accounting program, one of the few in the state. “The professors in the forensic program were very helpful in providing real life experiences to show what we could do with our degree and gave us opportunities for internships and more. Carlow was there for my best interest and is still there for me today.”

Forensic 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.

Make a difference: Minor in Public Policy & Leadership

A minor in Public Policy and Leadership can help you become a change agent. This program will help you learn how to analyze, evaluate and implement policy decisions.

You will gain understanding of the political constraints faced by policymakers, how to critically evaluate the effectiveness of policies and how to measure the performance of alternative approaches to policy implementation. 

Public Policy & Leadership minor curriculum

This minor is open to any major. A minimum of 18 credits and a capstone project or internship are required; 12 credits must be completed at Carlow.

Required Courses

  • Introduction to Public Policy
  • Introduction to American Government
  • 12 additional credits selected with your advisor

Find your business & management degree at Carlow

You can learn the necessary skills to pursue a career in business and management with a degree from Carlow University. You will gain an understanding of today’s global business environment and management principles, concepts and applications. Business programs are accredited by the IABCE. Management degrees are offered in areas such as human resources, leadership, project and health care. A bachelor’s degree in Business Management can be completed in three years.

Unlock the power of data with a Bachelor’s Degree in Data Analytics

You will acquire the skills needed for a high demand field with a data analyst degree from Carlow University. This interdisciplinary program cultivates both real-world data analysis skills and critical soft skills like interpersonal communication and data storytelling. 

Google and LinkedIn name data analysis as one of the top skills sought in potential employees. In this program, you will build critical thinking, analytical and business skills, supplemented with courses in mathematics, statistics and computer programming. 

While you will master data interpretation and gain the foundation needed to help lead an organization on the path to growth, you will also learn to communicate your research and findings: Being able to explain research and findings is just as important as the research methods.

You can receive up to $10,000/year through our C-STEM Scholars Program.Learn more

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Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Delivery:

On campus, some online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Data analyst degree curriculum

The curriculum will enable you to master analytics competencies that are highly in demand, including linear algebra, statistics, database management and data science, and data applications such as SQL, Power BI, Python and R. You will learn how to access, clean and analyze data sets and use data ethically and responsibly. 

Computer labs are equipped with industry-standard software. Class size averages eight to 10 students. In Carlow’s Center for Statistics and Data Analytics, you can work on projects that help Pittsburgh-area nonprofits.

Quick facts

  • Master in-demand analytics competencies
  • Learn essential data analytics applications
  • Cultivate soft skills to explain analysis in a meaningful, easy-to-understand way

Alternate degree completion 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 data analysts

With a Data Analytics degree, you’ll find a wide number of career opportunities, including market analyst, market researcher, information technology specialist and statistician, in business or the nonprofit sector. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, employment for market research analysts is slated to increase 18% from 2019 to 2029, largely driven by increased data use and more industries using market research.

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.

You can receive up to $10,000 per year through our C-STEM Scholars program.

Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

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The pathway to management of people, process and technology in organizations

Earn a business management degree that goes beyond traditional business education. If you are planning a career in the energetic, versatile world of business, a bachelor’s in business management will help you build a solid foundation. You will learn the skills needed for a successful career in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. 

You will gain insights into how to solve the behavioral and systematic challenges faced by organizations, as well as how to develop an orderly approach to management situations and problem-solving.

Students work on their assignment during class. All are seated at desks of 2-3 people.
Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Delivery:

On campus or online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Business Management degree curriculum

The business management curriculum is available in-person and online. The course study will provide you with a thorough knowledge of management concepts and applications. This four-year program relates the analytical, behavioral and conceptual theories of business. 

Quick facts

  • Double major by combining business management with another discipline with program’s flexible workload
  • Apply to the MBA accelerated program in your junior or senior year, allowing up to nine credits of MBA courses if you meet program requirements
  • Receive a strong liberal arts education

Learn from the best

“The staff in the business program is the cream of the crop. They’re easy to understand, passionate about their subject, and reasonable about workload and deadlines. There’s real engagement and real relationship building, and in my experience that further helps the learning process.”

— Dylan Dalessio ’19

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 with a business degree

A business management degree can open doors to such diverse career opportunities as administrative services, advertising and promotions, sales, and operational and security management.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects occupations in this field will grow 5% from 2019 to 2029, resulting in about 505,000 new jobs.

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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

Business Management faculty

Contact Admissions

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

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