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Accounting & Financial Management
Master of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


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. 

Program Highlights
  • Develop a financial plan: Design a comprehensive financial analysis of a large organization and propose a plan for improvement. 
  • Make strategic decisions: Make strategic management decisions to solve operational problems. 
  • Analyze financial reporting: Analyze financial reporting and its effect on financial markets. 
  • Study real organizations: Analyze case studies of real organizations facing financial challenges. 
  • Examine financial crises: Examine the sources of global financial crises and analyze how organizations respond. 
  • Create and evaluate plans: Create a plan that reduces costs and mitigates risks. 
Required Courses

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 

  • (3 Credits, MSAF 670) 
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare for accounting and financial management careers in many professional contexts. The skills you gain in this program translate to most industries in the public and private sectors. UMGC courses are taught by experienced faculty and address skills and competencies that are highly valued by today’s employers.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

You don’t need to have majored in any specific area to be successful in this program. However, we do recommend you have a recent background in finance and accounting, and we recommend you have familiarity with Microsoft Excel. Please note: Our admission requirements call for 15 undergraduate accounting credits or a CPA license. 

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 12
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
  • Location restrictions apply
Tuition Per Credit
  • $350 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

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. 
Military-Specific Details

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

State-Specific Details

Learn more about professional licensure as it relates to this program.

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MBA (Master of Business Administration)
Master of Business Administration

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


Earn an MBA on-site or online in just 15 months for about $10,500. The Master of Business Administration program at University of Maryland Global Campus is designed for busy professionals looking to gain the skills and knowledge that today’s employers need. Learn from faculty members who are active or former professionals in industry, government, and non-profit organizations and discuss course concepts with classmates who have a range of professional and life experiences. Course materials are available as no-cost electronic resources through UMGC's online classroom for most courses in this online program, so you can save money on textbooks. And, the GMAT is not required for admission!

Earn a Well-Respected Graduate Business Degree

UMGC’s online MBA program is the perfect fit if you are looking to broaden your business knowledge or prepare for career advancement. Our program's primary purpose is excellence in teaching and learning. And, several of our student organizations, like the UMGC chapters of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) allow you to connect with classmates on similar career paths. 

In addition, the UMGC online MBA program holds the following distinctions:

  • Continuously accredited by IACBE for almost 20 years
  • A strong network of almost 20,000 MBA alumni
  • Among top 5 online learning completions
  • First U.S.-based MBA program designed specifically for online delivery
  • An innovative online classroom with 24-hour technical support
Program Highlights
  • Create and implement a personal leadership development plan
  • Foster mutual respect, trust, and high standards of ethics, performance, and teamwork
  • Assess and manage critical knowledge and skill gaps related to core organizational functions and managerial responsibilities
  • Complete a comprehensive analysis of the costs of operations, pricing options, financing, product mix, distribution channels, and supply chain relationships
  • Evaluate your cultural intelligence, ethical values, and skills in decision-making, and implement specific actions to leverage your strengths and further develop areas of relative weakness
  • Evaluate your organization's policies for managing legal and ethical risks, with a focus on contracts, agency, and tort law
  • Complete an audit of the technology and information systems and processes in your organizations
  • Design and develop a marketing plan for a new product or service in both domestic and international markets
  • Prepare a detailed project management plan for an initiative in a new international location that presents business, language, cultural, legal, and other challenges for your organization
  • Develop a comprehensive strategy for expanding your organization's products or services in a selected country
  • Prepare a personal professional portfolio that includes your key achievements, a brief summary of your strategic leadership skills, and your plan for goal and career advancement
Required Courses

Core Courses

  • (6 Credits, MBA 610)
  • (6 Credits, MBA 620)
  • (6 Credits, MBA 630)
  • (6 Credits, MBA 640)
  • (6 Credits, MBA 670)
Career Preparation

This MBA program is designed to help you prepare for management careers in business, government, or nonprofit organizations in areas such as team leadership, project supervision, and creation and implementation of business solutions.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend you have strong writing and analytical skills. We recommend ASC 601 if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills. If you need to improve your computing skills, we recommend you take ASC 605.

Total Program Credits
30
Transfer Credits
Up to 0
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $350 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

The MBA degree program requires 36 credits of coursework. Courses must be taken sequentially. An introductory course (PRO 600) may be waived for students who already have a graduate degree. You must complete each course with a grade of B or better to advance to the next course. The grade of C is not available for these courses.

Specialized Program Accreditation

This program has received specialized accreditation through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, known as IACBE, located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas. IACBE is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Further information on student achievement is available in the Public Disclosure of Student Achievement.

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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Acquisition & Contract Management
Master of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


This program addresses many challenges faced by government contracting for specialized acquisitions. These acquisitions include contracts for services, research and development, and information technology. You'll learn to navigate ongoing demands for the implementation of performance-based contracts and competitive sourcing as competition for resources grows within the government and throughout industry.

Program Highlights

The Master of Science in Acquisition and Contract Management can help prepare you for careers in government and commercial organizations across multiple industries. The program addresses many challenges faced by government contracting for specialized acquisitions. These acquisitions include contracts for services, research and development, and information technology. You'll learn to navigate ongoing demands for the implementation of performance-based contracts and competitive sourcing as competition for resources grows within the government and throughout industry.

Required Courses

Foundation Course

  • (6 Credits, DCL 600M)

Core Courses

  • (6 Credits, ACM 610)
  • (6 Credits, ACM 620)
  • (6 Credits, ACM 630)
  • (6 Credits, ACM 640)
  • (6 Credits, ACM 670)
Career Preparation
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend you take ASC 605 to improve your computing skills. We recommend you take ASC 601 to improve your graduate writing skills.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Exactly 6
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $350 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements
Military-Specific Details
State-Specific Details
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