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Accounting
Associate of Arts

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


Within the overall outcomes of the AA degree in General Studies, the specialized curriculum in accounting will help you demonstrate competencies in fundamental accounting practices to transition toward a bachelor’s degree in accounting and related fields.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

Within the overall outcomes of the AA degree in General Studies, the specialized curriculum in accounting will help you demonstrate competencies in fundamental accounting practices to transition toward a bachelor's degree in accounting and related fields.

Courses in the Specialization (25 Credits)


  • (3 Credits, ACCT 220)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 221)
  • Any ACCT or FINC courses (9)
  • Accounting or business courses (9), chosen from the following:

    • (3 Credits, BMGT 110)

    • (3 Credits, BMGT 380)

    • (3 Credits, BMGT 381)

    • (3 Credits, BMGT 496)

    • (3 Credits, CMIS 102)

    • (3 Credits, ECON 201)

    • (3 Credits, ECON 203)

    • (3 Credits, IFSM 300)

    • (3 Credits, MRKT 310)

    • (3 Credits, STAT 200)
      (If not applied to general education requirements)
    • Any ACCT or FINC courses
  • Elective course (1)
Career Preparation
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
60
Transfer Credits
45
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Management Studies Curriculum
Associate of Arts

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


Within the overall outcomes of the AA degree in General Studies, the specialized curriculum in management studies will help you apply knowledge from management-related disciplines to advance your professional and educational goals.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

Within the overall outcomes of the AA degree in General Studies, the specialized curriculum in management studies will help you apply knowledge from management-related disciplines to advance your professional and educational goals.

Courses in the Specialization (25 Credits)

  • Management-related courses (15), chosen from the following:
    • Any ACCT, BMGT, CMIS, CMST, ECON, FINC, HMGT, HRMN, IFSM, and MRKT courses

      • (3 Credits, PSYC 321)

      • (3 Credits, COMM 390)
  • Elective courses (10)‚ Courses that may be applicable to the BS in Management Studies are recommended.
Career Preparation
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
60
Transfer Credits
Up to 45
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Accounting
Bachelor of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


If you have a way with numbers, you may want to consider earning your bachelor's degree in accounting. No matter what their mission or type of work is, all companies and agencies need accounting departments to keep their finances on track, so with an accounting degree, you'll have a wide range of directions to choose from.

This major combines theory and practice to help prepare you for analysis of and reporting on the economic activities of organizations. You'll develop skills in managerial accounting, budgeting, accounting systems, internal controls, financial analysis, financial reporting, internal and external auditing, taxation, and international accounting.

This program is also available as a minor.

The accounting curriculum, developed in consultation with employers, features real-world data sets. Accounting employers often serve as guest speakers and contact UMUC to recruit our students. You'll take courses in statistics, economics, cost accounting, income taxation, business law, and auditing. The required minor in business administration complements your accounting coursework with study of management theory, finance, and ethics.

Program Highlights
  • Communicate with financial and nonfinancial audiences in a clear and concise manner and make appropriate financial decisions
  • Research, prepare, analyze, and review financial and business data by applying accounting and business management principles to produce financial and business reports
  • Use current technology and analytical tools to work collaboratively and facilitate decision making
  • Employ analysis, critical thinking, and problem solving to identify, test, and validate processes, systems, and financial data
  • Define, develop, and demonstrate ethical business practices and accountability by identifying and addressing current and emerging issues
  • Conduct fraud detection and deterrence planning, analysis, and communication
  • Perform a range of functions, including auditing and financial reporting, to manage finances for federal agencies
  • Create reports and conduct disclosure analysis
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 326)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 220)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 221)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 310)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 311)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 321)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 323)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 410)
    or any upper-level ACCT course

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 422)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 424)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 436)
    or any upper-level ACCT course

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 438)
    or any upper-level ACCT course

The following additional related requirements for the major are listed under general education courses.


  • (3 Credits, ECON 201)

  • (3 Credits, ECON 203)

  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)

  • (3 Credits, WRTG 293)
    or
    (3 Credits, COMM 390) or
    (3 Credits, WRTG 394)

Related Required Courses


  • (3 Credits, BMGT 364)

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 380)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 330)

  • (3 Credits, MRKT 310)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 411)
    or
    (3 Credits, BMGT 496)

Electives

The bachelor's degree in accounting requires 28 credits in minor and/or elective coursework.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for accounting certifications and careers at corporations and nonprofit and government organizations that cover a wide range of industries. For more information about professional licensure in this field visit our professional licensure page on UMGC Stateside.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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