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Finance
Bachelor of Science

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


In the Bachelor of Science in finance program at University of Maryland Global Campus, you'll develop the expertise to apply finance theory to real-world situations. Our program combines a foundation in the principles of business, economics, and accounting with an in-depth focus on the details of finance and financial management via intensive case studies. It can also serve as an important first step toward earning important certifications in the field.

If you are interested in earning CFP certification, you can also take a CFP Board-approved course of study that meets the criteria needed to fulfill the educational component required to sit the Certified Financial Planner exam. You do not have to be enrolled at UMGC to complete this course of study.

Program Highlights
  • Examine impacts: Examine the impact of legal, regulatory, and environmental influences on monetary systems.
  • Evaluate data: Evaluate financial information such as financial statements, financial ratios, and cash flows.
  • Make business decisions: Analyze financial concepts to make basic institutional and functional business decisions.
  • Manage portfolios: Apply the basic principles of security markets to create and manage security portfolios.
  • Apply tools & technology: Synthesize financial data by applying technology tools to solve business problems.
  • Study real-world issues: Recognize the inherent conflict of interest in many business decisions.
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 364)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 220)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 221)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 330)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 335)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 340)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 351)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 421)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 430)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 440)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 460)

  • (3 Credits, ECON 430)

  • (3 Credits, FINC 495)

Related Required Courses

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


  • (3 Credits, ECON 201)

  • (3 Credits, ECON 203)

  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for positions in contract management, budgeting, corporate and government financial management, investments, portfolio analysis and management, financial analysis, financial planning, banking, risk management, and insurance.

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

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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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
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

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