Benjamin Franklin University - School of Accountancy
Benjamin Franklin University was founded in Washington, D.C., in 1925. It was the successor to the Washington campus of the Pace Institute, which had been established in 1907. The founding principles of the university were based upon Benjamin Franklin's doctrine of thrift and self-reliance. Its mission was to provide the part-time student with a first-rate education in accounting, financial administration, and business. By the 1980s, it was offering bachelor and master's degrees in these fields and had attracted an experienced and highly regarded faculty. In 1987, Benjamin Franklin University was merged with The George Washington University. The Benjamin Franklin chair of the The George Washington University School of Business was established in 1992.