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Online Master’s Degree: Accounting & Financial Management

Accounting & Financial Management
Master of Science
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 12 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
  • Location restrictions apply
  • $534 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $336 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Earn a Master of Science in accounting and financial management at University of Maryland Global Campus. This career-relevant online program combines two of the fastest-growing fields in the market and is taught by experienced faculty members with decades of professional experience. Hone your career skills in our convenient online classroom and expand your knowledge base using our no-cost digital resources. If you’re ready to move up in your career, apply today! 

Earn a Respected Master’s Degree Online

We’ve built our program with your needs in mind. Employers are searching for educated professionals who can manage a company’s financial operations and ensure continued financial security. This 36-credit online program will help you develop the accounting, organizational, and corporate management skills needed to make yourself indispensable at any job on day one. 

Here are a few benefits of this program:

  • UMGC is a recognized Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) program, a designation developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
  • We are also an Anti-Fraud Education Partner, recognized by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) as a “key provider of anti-fraud knowledge and training.”
  • Our courses are taught by experienced faculty members with decades of experience in the field.
  • If you completed your undergraduate accounting degree at UMGC, an accelerated pathway allows you to apply 6 of those credits toward this program.

Please note: Students must satisfy all program-specific admission requirements before enrolling in this degree program.

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View a complete list of program courses, program-specific and degree-level requirements, recommended experience, and more.

Gain Career-Focused Experience in Accounting & Finance

Successful companies need competent, career-oriented leaders who are able to manage and oversee their financial operations. This online program is designed to help students develop market-relevant skills in areas like finance, accounting, risk management, data analytics, financial analysis, and profit planning.

Our program directors refresh and update the curriculum regularly, with a focus on helping students achieve the following:

Unlock Your Career Potential

This program is designed to help you prepare for accounting and financial management careers in many professional contexts. The skills you gain in this program translate to most industries in the public and private sectors. UMGC courses are taught by experienced faculty and address skills and competencies that are highly valued by today’s employers.

Jiannela Z., Rutherford, NJ

Annual Job Openings
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be about 136,4000 job openings for accountants and auditors each year over the next decade.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | “Occupational Outlook Handbook” | 2023
Hiring Rate
62% of financial and accounting managers plan to hire new talent, according to an analysis by the consulting firm Robert Half.
Source: Robert Half | “In Demand Roles: Finance and Accounting Hiring Trends” | 2023
Jobs Increase
Employment for financial managers is expected to grow by 17% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the national average.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | “Occupational Outlook Handbook” | 2023

Practice Real-World Skills in Your Online Courses

As you work through our career-relevant curriculum, your instructors will assign projects that will help you prioritize real-world skills and experience. In the past, students have been able to complete the following course projects:

  • Evaluate investments using industry software.
  • Make strategic management decisions to solve operational problems.
  • Develop appropriate responses to ethical business issues.
  • Design a comprehensive financial analysis of a large organization.
  • Propose a plan for improved use of business intelligence, data management, and analytics.

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I picked UMGC because of the flexibility that it allowed me as a mother, as a career person, and a mobile military spouse. UMGC allowed me to continue my education everywhere.

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