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Accounting
Bachelor of Science

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


If you have a way with numbers and are in search of a career that is always in demand, start earning a Bachelor of Science in accounting at University of Maryland Global Campus. 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. Develop skills in managerial accounting, budgeting, accounting systems, internal controls, financial analysis, financial reporting, auditing, and more.

Program Highlights
  • Make smart decisions: Identify, test, and validate processes, systems, and financial data.
  • Dive into data: Research, prepare, analyze, and review financial and business data.
  • Study real-world issues: Examine federal financial statements, operation reviews, RFPs, and reports related to fraud and ethics.
  • Communicate effectively: Communicate with financial and nonfinancial audiences in a concise manner.
  • Apply best practices: Analyze business intelligence, data management, and analytics to improve results.
  • Understand business ethics: Develop ethical decision-making models for business practices by addressing current and emerging issues.
Required Courses

  • (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 326)

  • (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

Related Required Courses

The following required courses may be applied to general education or elective requirements:


  • (3 Credits, BMGT 364)

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 380)

  • (3 Credits, ECON 201)

  • (3 Credits, ECON 203)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 330)

  • (3 Credits, MRKT 310)

  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)

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

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

This program is designed to help prepare you for accounting careers and certifications in a wide range of industries as well as at corporations and nonprofit and government organizations.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 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

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

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Business Administration
Bachelor of Science

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


The online bachelor’s degree in business administration at UMGC is designed to help you compete for the jobs of today and tomorrow by building a comprehensive base of practical knowledge. This hands-on program can help you prepare for a variety of positions in management and operations for-profit, nonprofit, and public-sector organizations.

Program Highlights
  • Drive strategy: Communicate a shared vision for the organization.
  • Evaluate data: Learn how to analyze qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Develop internal policies & procedures: Design and implement policies to reduce costs and promote ethical practices.
  • Communicate effectively: Develop skills to communicate across all levels of an organization.
  • Manage people & resources: Encourage teambuilding exercises and mentor employees.
  • Create management plans: Use company resources to develop management and leadership plans.
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 110)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 220)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 221)

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 364)

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 365)

  • (3 Credits, MRKT 310)

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 380)

  • (3 Credits, HRMN 300)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 330)

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 496)

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 495)

Related Required Courses

The following required courses may be applied to general education or elective requirements.


  • (3 Credits, ECON 201)

  • (3 Credits, ECON 203)

  • (3 Credits, IFSM 300)

  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare for work in management and operations for nonprofit, for-profit, and public-sector organizations.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
90
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 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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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
  • Develop a financial analysis: 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 porganizations: 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 & evaluate plans: Create a plan that reduces costs and mitigates risks.
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)
  • 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 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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