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Accounting & Financial Management
Master of Science

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


The online master’s degree program in accounting and financial management at University of Maryland Global Campus focuses on executive-level procedures and decision-making skills that can help you move toward a leadership position. Ideal for mid-career professionals, this program will prepare you to make decisions that will impact your 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

Accounting Courses

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 610)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 613)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 628)

Take two of the following 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, MGMT 640)

  • (3 Credits, FIN 610)

  • (3 Credits, FIN 620)

  • (3 Credits, FIN 630)

  • (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 an organizational leadership position in accounting and/or financial management.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

You are expected to have familiarity with Microsoft Excel. If you have not recently graduated with an undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, or financial management, we highly recommend that you take the noncredit course
(0 Credits, UCSP 620) before
(3 Credits, ACCT 610) and
(3 Credits, MGMT 640). We also recommend taking
(0 Credits, UCSP 605) to help improve your writing skills.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
  • Location restrictions apply
Tuition Per Credit
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
Admission Requirements

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

  • Complete 15 credits of undergraduate accounting coursework, with a grade of C or better in each course. Upon submission of an official transcript, you may be accepted into the degree program with fewer than the required 15 credits of undergraduate accounting coursework, 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 18 months for about $25,000. The online Master of Business Administration program at University of Maryland Global Campus can help you gain the skills and abilities desired by today’s employers and learn how to strategically manage an organization for growth and success. Develop and advance your competencies in finance, marketing, human resources, strategy, and leadership, and apply what you learn to real-life business problems. Plus, all course materials are available as no-cost electronic resources through UMGC's online classroom, so you won’t have to pay for a single textbook.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Required Courses

Take the following courses in the order listed:

Foundation Course


  • (6 Credits, PRO 600)

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 program is designed to help you prepare for management careers in business, government, or nonprofit organizations in areas including 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
(0 Credits, ASC 601) if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills. If you need to improve your computing skills, we recommend you take
(0 Credits, ASC 605).

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Exactly 6
Format
  • 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)
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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Acquisition & Contract Management
Master of Science

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


The online master’s degree in acquisition and contract management at University of Maryland Global Campus can help prepare you for careers in government and commercial organizations across multiple industries. Learn to navigate ongoing demands for the implementation of performance-based contracts and competitive sourcing. The program addresses many challenges faced by government contracting for specialized acquisitions, including contracts for services, research and development, and information technology.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

Take the following courses in the order listed:

Foundation Course


  • (6 Credits, DCL 600M)

Core Courses


  • (6 Credits, ACM 610)

  • (6 Credits, ACM 620)

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

We recommend you take
(0 Credits, ASC 605) to improve your computing skills. We recommend you take
(0 Credits, ASC 601) to improve your graduate writing skills.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses available online
Tuition Per Credit
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
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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