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Business Administration
Doctor of Business Administration

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


Designed for executive-level working professionals, the Doctor of Business Administration at University of Maryland Global Campus emphasizes management theory, strategic thinking, organizational leadership, change, research, innovation, and sustainability in the global business environment. Through applied research and analysis of real-world management issues, you'll gain sophisticated knowledge for the executive level of management.

Our cohort structure promotes close, interactive partnerships among students, faculty, and staff and a supportive network for lifelong learning. You'll also benefit from exposure to national and global perspectives and collaboration with geographically diverse classmates and faculty. CEO Magazine has recognized UMGC as one of the premier global DBA providers in 2022.

Please note: This program requires students to attend a two-day residency each term. For the 2022-2023 AY, residencies will be onsite in Maryland for the Fall and Spring terms. The residency held in the Winter term will be 100% virtual.

Program Highlights
  • Utilize research: Conduct and evaluate management research for decision-making.
  • Present ideas: Present innovative ideas at professional conferences and submit for publication.
  • Analyze business environments: Investigate the overall business intelligence environment in an organization.
  • Initiate change: Lead successful change in your organization.
  • Make recommendations: Assess an enterprise's analytic capabilities for a stronger business climate.
  • Develop solutions: Establish ethical solutions to complex organizational problems.
Required Courses

Take the following courses in the order listed:

Prerequisite Course


  • (3 Credits, DBA 600)

    Please note: This is a prerequisite course for admission to the program. A completed application for admission, including all documents described below in the program admission requirements, must be submitted by the application deadline in order to be considered for this course.

Core Courses


  • (6 Credits, DBA 800)

  • (6 Credits, DBA 810)

  • (6 Credits, DBA 820)

  • (6 Credits, DBA 830)

  • (6 Credits, DBA 840)

  • (6 Credits, DBA 850)

Dissertation Courses


  • (4 Credits, DBA 860)

  • (4 Credits, DBA 870)

  • (4 Credits, DBA 880)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to enhance competencies that are applicable in a wide variety of institutions and organizations.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

You are expected to have supervisory management experience and demonstrated leadership ability. This program is writing-intensive. To improve your writing skills, we recommend you take
(0 Credits, ASC 601).

In addition, the ideal applicant will have the motivation to do applied research and possess the intellectual curiosity to engage in scholarly discourse.

Total Program Credits
48
Transfer Credits
None
Format
  • No transfer credits accepted
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
  • On-site residency required
Tuition Per Credit
Admission Requirements

Admission to the program is competitive and is based on a combination of all requirements. Meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Prerequisite Course

You must pass the prerequisite course, DBA 600, with an A or B to be admitted into the program.


(3 Credits, DBA 600):

  • 11-week course
  • Pass with a grade of A or B for admission to the DBA program
  • Does not count toward the 48-credit total for the DBA program
  • Does not qualify for federal financial aid because it is a prerequisite course to the program
  • Does not include a residency
  • Consideration for enrollment in this course requires a completed application package by the designated deadline (see program admissions requirements below)

Note: DBA 600 cannot be waived.

Application Materials

You must submit the following materials to be considered for admission:

  • UMGC online application for admission

  • Official transcript indicating successful completion of a master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited university or college (equivalent degrees from other accredited institutions may be considered on a case-by-case basis; if you were educated abroad, you may need to meet additional requirements)

  • Up-to-date resume (outlining professional leadership and supervisory management experience)

  • Contact information for two professional references, including name, job title, organization, email address and phone number

  • A 700-word personal statement outlining your career goals, including how the DBA degree will fit in your future

  • Optional writing sample: This can be an article or paper you have authored, thesis, blog post, or any published material

Note: GRE or GMAT scores are not required for the application. 

Interview

UMGC may require a phone interview to gather additional information from an applicant. The need for an interview will be determined by the detail you include in your application materials, such as the resume or CV. We would request an interview to assess your appropriate leadership-level experience. The interview, if required, would take place at the end of the process, before you are authorized to enroll in DBA 600.

Mailing Address for Admission Documents

If mailing by U.S. Postal Mail/UPS/FedEx/DHL, please use the following address:

  • UMGC Student Records
    3501 University Blvd. East
    Adelphi, MD 20783

You can e-mail your resume, personal statement, and writing samples to admissions@umgc.edu. Contact information for two professional references can be included at the bottom of your resume. If your previous institution needs to send transcripts electronically, please follow our guidance on submitting transcripts.

Application Deadlines

All materials are due by the doctoral program application deadline for the term. Documents sent by mail must be postmarked on or before the deadline for the term.

  • Fall: September 1

  • Winter: November 30

  • Spring: March 15

  • Summer: June 15

Space permitting, late applications may be considered. Decision letters regarding eligibility for the prerequisite course are emailed to the applicant 30 days after the application closing date.

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 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)
  • 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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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)

  • (6 Credits, ACM 640)

  • (6 Credits, ACM 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for the FAC-COR and FAC-C certification exams.

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)
  • 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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