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Management: Accounting
Master's Specialization

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


The online master's in management with an accounting specialization at University of Maryland Global Campus can help you move toward a position as a comptroller, managing partner, or senior accountant. Ideal for mid-career professionals, this program teaches you the skills you need to communicate financial information with high-level decision-makers, as well as advanced accounting knowledge.

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


  • (6 Credits, MGMT 630)

  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640)

  • (3 Credits, MGMT 650)

Specialization Courses

Complete the following five courses:


  • (3 Credits, ACCT 610)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 611)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 613)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 618)

  • (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)

Capstone Course


  • (3 Credits, MGMT 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for an organizational leadership position in accounting.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

You are expected to have familiarity with Microsoft Excel.

If you lack a recent background in finance or accounting, you should take the noncredit course
(0 Credits, UCSP 620) before
(3 Credits, ACCT 610) and
(3 Credits, MGMT 640). If you lack a recent background in statistics, you should take
(0 Credits, UCSP 630) before
(3 Credits, MGMT 650). Taking
(0 Credits, UCSP 605) is recommended to help improve writing skills.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
  • Designed for Maryland CPA
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

This program is designed to help prepare students to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Exam and/or obtain initial licensure as a Certified Public Accountant in Maryland. To sit for the CPA Exam in Maryland, a candidate is required to have successfully completed 120 credits toward an accounting degree. Many other states, however, require candidates to successfully complete 150 credits prior to sitting for the CPA Exam.

To obtain initial licensure as a CPA in Maryland and most other states, a candidate is required to have successfully completed 150 credits. Maryland has additional requirements to obtain initial licensure as a CPA, not all of which can be fulfilled through education. Learn more about Maryland's requirements for initial licensure. Students seeking licensure in another state are advised to contact the appropriate licensing board in their state.

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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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CyberAccounting
Master of Science

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


The online master’s degree program in cyberaccounting at University of Maryland Global Campus can help you develop synergistic knowledge and cutting-edge technology skill sets in cyberaccounting, data analytics, fraud and forensic accounting, and information systems security. Using a collaborative cross-disciplinary approach to address the digital disruption facing today’s business organizations, this program can help you transition into accounting positions no matter what stage you’re at in your career.

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 628)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 630)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 635)
Information Systems Security Course

  • (3 Credits, INFA 610)
Integrated Accounting and Information Systems Security Courses

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 618)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 620)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 645)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 660)

Capstone Course


  • (3 Credits, ACCT 670)
Career Preparation
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

You are expected to have familiarity with Microsoft Excel.

If you do not have a recent background in accounting, you should take
(0 Credits, UCSP 620) before
(3 Credits, ACCT 610). We recommend you take
(0 Credits, UCSP 605) to improve your graduate writing skills.

Total Program Credits
30
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program 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

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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