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Management Studies
Bachelor of Science

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


Many business, government, public service, and technical environments require knowledge of management principles from multiple disciplines. An online bachelor’s degree in management studies from University of Maryland Global Campus can help you gain that expertise through a curriculum focused on decision-making, problem solving, and management.

This program is also available as a minor.

Program Highlights
  • Apply leadership skills to promote communication, ethical behavior, and quality performance
  • Implement employment practices, encourage team building, and mentor junior staff members
  • Communicate effectively with culturally diverse audiences using a variety of formats and technologies
  • Assess and develop performance measures, feedback, and coaching that facilitates employee development
  • Employ self-reflection and mindfulness of individual and cultural differences when interacting with others
  • Research, plan, and develop processes and procedures that ensure organizational performance
Required Courses
  • (3 Credits, BMGT 160)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 301) or (3 Credits, ACCT 220)
  • (3 Credits, BMGT 364)
  • (3 Credits, BMGT 365)
    or any upper-level ACCT, BMGT, FINC, HRMN, or MRKT course
  • (3 Credits, BMGT 464)
    or (3 Credits, BMGT 465)
  • (3 Credits, BMGT 317)
  • (3 Credits, BMGT 305)
  • (3 Credits, BMGT 304)
    or any upper-level ACCT, BMGT, FINC, HRMN, or MRKT course
  • (3 Credits, BMGT 484)
  • (3 Credits, BMGT 496)
  • (3 Credits, BMGT 485)

Related Required Courses

Note: The following related required courses for the major are listed under general education courses and may be applied to general education or elective requirements.

  • (3 Credits, ECON 201) or (3 Credits, ECON 203)
  • (3 Credits, IFSM 300)
  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)
    Career Preparation

    This program is designed to help prepare you for an entry-level management position in business, government, public service, and technical environments. It will also help prepare experienced managers or midcareer professionals who are looking to advance their careers.

    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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    Business & Management Focused Elective Area
    Associate of Arts

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


    Get an introduction to business and management and take courses in accounting principles, information systems, statistics, economics, and more. You’ll have the opportunity to apply credits to a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

    Program Highlights
    Required Courses

    Within the overall outcomes of the AA degree in General Studies, the focused elective area in business and management will help students utilize core business concepts and principles to pursue related professional goals.

    Total Credits Required: 60

    • Required Core Courses; 4 Credits
    • Focused Elective Area Courses: 21 Credits 
    • General Education Courses: 35 Credits 

    Required Core Courses (4 Credits)

    • One 3-credit course in communication, writing, or speech, chosen from the following:
      • (3 Credits, SPCH 125)
      • (3 Credits, ENGL 102)
      • (3 Credits, ENGL 281)
      • (3 Credits, JOUR 201)
      • Any 3-credit COMM or SPCH courses
      • Any 3-credit WRTG courses (except 486A and 486B)
    • One 1-credit course, chosen from the following:
      • (1 Credit, CAPL 198A)
      • (1 Credit, CAPL 198B)
      • (1 Credit, CAPL 198C)
      • (1 Credit, BMGT 121A)
      • (1 Credit, BMGT 121B)
      • Any 1-credit course

    Suggested Courses for the Focused Elective Area (21 Credits)

    • Focused Elective Area for business and management:
      • Chosen from any ACCT, BMGT, ECON, FINC, HMGT, HRMN, IFSM, or MRKT courses for which you have met prerequisites 
      • Please note: If you select to follow the suggested focused elective area, any transfer credit you have earned that does not transfer as a general education requirement will be used in the focused elective area thus possibly reducing the number of specific focused courses that will be available for your degree plan. Please contact your academic advisor for additional information.
    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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    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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