Franklin University Ross College of Business

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IACBE, Higher Learning Commission

The IACBE-accredited Ross College of Business at Franklin University is “built for working adults.” Every program is designed to adhere to the hectic lives of working professionals. With a focus on preparations to succeed in the competitive and intelligent world of corporations, Ross equips students with creativity, adaptability, a global mindset, leadership, and critical and strategic thinking skills. The faculty, staff, and administration provide “360-degree learning and student support,” which sets them up to make a positive impact in changing the world.


Undergraduate students can attend class in-person to obtain an Associates in Business Administration or a Bachelors in Accounting, Business Administration, or Management & Leadership. Graduate students can pursue a Masters in Accounting or Business Administration. Over half of the student body at Franklin partake in financial assistance to earn a degree of higher education. Some of the merit-based and community service scholarships available to business students are the Franklin University Undergraduate Scholars Program, Nationwide Insurance Corporate Connections Scholarship, 1902 Leadership Circle Scholarship, Graduate Student Scholarship, and the Alumni Military Scholarship. Many external scholarships exist as well including the Citizens Bank Undergraduate or Graduate Scholarships and the Laura Bassi Scholarship 2019. Franklin has several partnerships with schools and colleges all over the world like the American Business School in Paris, ESI School of Management in Guatemala and El Salvador, and the Wroclaw School of Banking in Poland.

Student Life

The Office of Student Life offers several resources to students, including advocacy, financial wellness information, and many student organizations for engagement and networking. Other sources of support can be found, including free assistance with writing, research, and tutoring and academic advisors that work with students from the beginning through graduation. There are also online resources that are accessible at all times like the library. The Back to College blog offers numerous posts filled with helpful information about the school, degrees, common questions, online learning, balancing work and life, degree-specific news, and much more. The Center for Career Development offers career coaching, resume resources, free job hunting, interview preparations, job fairs, job boards, and networking events and activities. More centers include the International Institute for Innovative Instruction, the Franklin University Leadership Center, the Global Center for Healthcare Education, and the Center for Public Safety and Cybersecurity Education.

Online Programs

A huge advantage that Franklin has to offer to their professional working business students is the availability of an enormous amount of 100% online courses and degrees. Undergraduate students can earn an Associates in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Management, Forensic Accounting, and Insurance. Bachelor degree students can major in Applied Management, Business Administration, Business Forensics, Communications, Entrepreneurship, Financial Planning, Forensic Accounting, Logistics Management, Marketing, and Sport Management. Graduate students have several options as well, including a Masters in Accounting, Business Analytics, Business Psychology, Marketing & Communication, and Business Administration with an optional specialization in Insurance. Doctoral students can pursue an online Doctor of Business Administration or a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership.

Ready to start your journey?

Ready to start your journey?