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Management: Financial Management
Master's Specialization

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


In the online master’s in management specialization in financial management at University of Maryland Global Campus, you’ll study management principles and learn about the specialized skills in financial decision making that are essential to the core functions of every organization. Learn how to make high-level decisions that can impact an organization's current operations and financial future.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

Initial Requirement

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

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

  • (3 Credits, MGMT 610)
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 615)
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 650)

Specialization Courses

  • (3 Credits, FIN 605)
  • (3 Credits, FIN 610)
  • (3 Credits, FIN 615)
  • (3 Credits, FIN 620)
  • (3 Credits, FIN 630)
  • (3 Credits, FIN 640)
  • (3 Credits, FIN 645)
  • (3 Credits, FIN 660)

Capstone Course

  • (3 Credits, MGMT 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for a leadership position in financial management in areas such as financial planning, financial analysis, investments analysis, loans, and consulting.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend a recent background in finance or accounting, as well as statistics. Strong writing skills are also encouraged.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 12
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $350 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 & 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 online 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! 

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
  • $524 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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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Business Administration
Master of Business Administration

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


Earn an MBA entirely online in just 15 months for about $21,000. The online 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!

Program Highlights
  • Create an enterprise strategy: Design, analyze, and evaluate a global market strategy. 
  • Apply legal concepts: Identify and apply key legal concepts in the business environment. 
  • Manage workforce strategy: Devise a strategy for managing an organizational workforce that will create strategic value. 
  • Plan global operations: Build a project plan for a U.S. company to establish a footprint overseas. 
  • Make financial decisions: Make investing and capital budgeting decisions based on accounting and finance principles. 
  • Develop a marketing strategy: Develop a marketing strategy that includes design, implementation, and evaluation. 
  • Demonstrate leadership: Lead, facilitate, and collaborate with diverse teams to achieve organizational objectives. 
  • Present innovative ideas: Create and manage new organization-wide enterprises and initiatives. 
Required Courses

This program requires a total of 30 credits. Take the following courses in the order listed:

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

This online program is designed to help you prepare for management careers in business, government, or nonprofit organizations. UMGC's online MBA program courses are taught by experienced faculty and address skills and competencies that today’s employers seek.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend you have strong writing and analytical skills as well as basic IT knowledge before starting the MBA program.

Total Program Credits
30
Transfer Credits
None
Format
  • No transfer credits accepted
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $694 per credit (in-state)
  • $694 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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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