Quick Info

Next Start
04/27/2020

Program Length
36 MONTHS

Next Start
04/27/2020

Program Length
36 MONTHS

earn your specialized Accounting degree - online

Forensic accountants help investigate financial crimes and conflicts. With your online Accounting degree with a Forensic Accounting emphasis, you could work in partnership with law enforcement personnel and lawyers. During a trial, you might even act as an expert witness!

Your online accounting degree program will prepare you to seek positions with public accounting firms or private, governmental, or nonprofit organizations. This wide-ranging online degree trains you in many practical areas that apply to real-world business settings. In addition, you’ll refine your skills in communication, logic, motivation, and other vital business traits.

POTENTIAL CAREERS

With an online Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a Forensic Accounting emphasis, you could seek employment in a wide range of occupations, such as:

  • Forensic accountant
  • Accounting technician
  • Auditing clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Financial clerk
  • Accounting specialist

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

IU's online forensic accounting program teaches essential knowledge and skills needed by employers,1 such as:

  • Fraud examination
  • Legal elements of fraud
  • Payroll accounting
  • Control systems
  • Budgeting
  • Financial analysis
  • Business management
  • Tax accounting
  • Operations management
  • Auditing
  • Cost accounting

Still Have Questions?

If you have questions about IU's online Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a Forensic Accounting emphasis, you can get all the answers in the program overview.

Why Choose Independence University?

IU's online degree programs can help you prepare for employment in some of today's most rewarding job fields. Our programs are career-focused, without elective courses that you don't want or need, so you can finish your degree fast.

What to Expect While You’re Earning Your Degree Online in Accounting with a Forensic Accounting Emphasis

When it comes to an education, taking courses online could make you nervous. After all, your only context for learning may be in a classroom setting. How could learning from a computer even work?

Luckily, earning a degree in Accounting with a Forensic Accounting emphasis online offers you more flexibility for your busy life. You’ll learn about auditing, accounting for small businesses and corporations, and much more, all without having to put your life on hold. Independence University provides you the perfect mix of personal support and checkpoints to keep you on task as you work toward your degree in Accounting with a Forensics Emphasis.

Your Tools for Success

As a new accounting student, you’ll get a tablet prepared with your learning materials and a keyboard to make assignments easier. During your fourth module, you’ll receive a laptop. Once you’ve earned your degree, you get to keep them both!

How Your Courses Are Structured

Your courses are designed to be flexible as you learn. Each of your courses will have weekly assignments, assessments, and discussion boards, along with simple, daily checkpoints to help keep you engaged. As an example of one of your checkpoints, you may read a business article and answer a question based on it.

As you go through your courses, you’ll get training in accounting skills such as:

  • Fraud examination
  • Legal elements of fraud
  • Payroll accounting
  • Control systems
  • Budgeting
  • Financial analysis
  • Business management
  • Tax accounting
  • Operations management
  • Auditing
  • Cost accounting

Some of the courses you’ll complete include: Introduction to Accounting & Workplace Relationships, Introduction to Fraud Examination, Fundamentals of Accounting, Management Principles & Professional Success, and many other courses. During your studies, you will have access to tutoring at no cost as well as personal time with instructors whenever you need it.

On to Your Accounting Career: What You Can Expect

Our Career Services can help 2 you in your job search; from interviewing tips, to resume building, to networking, you’ll have the support you need.

Once you have completed your program, you’ll be ready to move into a rewarding accounting career. Your emphasis in forensics could also allow you to become a fraud investigator, and your knowledge may be crucial in legal cases. Your average day could include some or all of the duties below:

  • Preparing documents for auditing
  • Managing finances
  • Coordinating with various teams
  • Keeping records of a company’s expenses
  • Telephone and communications

Your success matters to us, so we’ve designed our curriculum, courses, and format to encourage that success. We want to make earning your degree in Accounting with a Forensic Accounting emphasis a positive experience that shapes your future.