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Master of Science Accounting & Financial Management

Accounting & Financial Management
Master of Science
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 12 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
  • Location restrictions apply
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

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Earn a Master of Science in accounting and financial management at University of Maryland Global Campus. This career-relevant program combines two of the fastest-growing fields in the market and is taught by experienced faculty members with decades of professional experience. Hone your career skills in our convenient online classroom and expand your knowledge base using our no-cost digital resources. If you’re ready to move up in your career, apply today! 

Earn a Respected Master’s Degree 

We’ve built our program with your needs in mind. Employers are searching for educated professionals who can manage a company’s financial operations and ensure continued financial security. This 36-credit program will help you develop the accounting, organizational, and corporate management skills needed to make yourself indispensable at any job on day one. 

Admission Requirements

Before enrolling in any graduate accounting course, you must do one of the following: 

  • Complete 15 credits of undergraduate accounting courses, with a grade of C or better in each course; upon submission of an official transcript, you may be accepted into the program with fewer than the required 15 credits, but you must complete that coursework before enrolling in your first graduate accounting course. 
  • Earn a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license as determined by a State Board of Accountancy; upon submission of documentation and verification of your having earned a CPA license, you may enroll in a graduate accounting course. 


This program requires a total of 36 credits

Initial Requirement 

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615) 

This course must be taken within the first 6 credits of study (if required). The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor. 

Core Courses 

You will need to take 18 credits in accounting, 15 credits in financial management, and a 3-credit capstone course. 

Accounting Courses 
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 610) 
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 611) 
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 613) 
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 628) 
  • Take two of the following courses for a total of 6 credits: 
    • (3 Credits, ACCT 625) 
    • (3 Credits, ACCT 630) 
    • (3 Credits, ACCT 635) 
    • (3 Credits, ACCT 640) 
Financial Management Courses 
  • (3 Credits, FIN 605) 
  • (3 Credits, FIN 610) 
  • (3 Credits, FIN 620) 
  • (3 Credits, FIN 645) 
  • (3 Credits, FIN 660) 

Capstone Course 

  • MSAF 670 


Course Progression & Prerequisites 

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 610) is prerequisite to all graduate accounting courses. 
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 628) should be taken before (3 Credits, ACCT 630). 
  • (3 Credits, FIN 610) is prerequisite to all other FIN courses except (3 Credits, FIN 605). 
  • (3 Credits, FIN 645) is the only course that can be taken simultaneously with MSAF 670. 

General Master's Degree Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the above five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.
  • Please review the overall master’s degree requirements for additional considerations.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Master’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each master's degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all master’s degrees.

Gain Career-Focused Experience in Accounting & Finance

Successful companies need competent, career-oriented leaders who are able to manage and oversee their financial operations. This online program is designed to help students develop market-relevant skills in areas like finance, accounting, risk management, data analytics, financial analysis, and profit planning.

Our program directors refresh and update the curriculum regularly, with a focus on helping students achieve these learning goals:


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