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Online Master of Science in Management: Financial Management

Management: Financial Management
Master's Concentration
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 12 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $534 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $336 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Earn an online master’s degree in management with a concentration in financial management at University of Maryland Global Campus in as little as 24 months. This career-focused program is designed for on-the-go professionals who are looking to hone their skills, expand their knowledge base, and advance in their careers. Study in our convenient online classroom with knowledgeable professors who are valued leaders in the field. Learn the newest industry standards with coursework that is constantly being updated. And gain knowledge that you can apply on the job right away!

Build a Strong Foundation in Finance

We’ve built our financial management program from the ground-up with the needs of working professionals in mind. Our curriculum is designed to immerse you in real-world examples and hands-on projects that will allow you to hone your existing skills while you build new ones. This unique blend of finance and management courses will give you a more complete education and help you stand out in a crowded job market.

These are a few of the benefits of our financial management degree program:

  • Study with our state-of-the-art Connect Lab: Several courses in this program make use of the McGraw-Hill Connect Lab, which contains practice problems, instructional videos, weekly quizzes, and other training materials.
  • Benefit from networking opportunities: UMGC students have access to lifetime career services, so we can help you advance in your profession.
  • Earn your degree quickly: We offer courses annually in the spring, summer, and fall terms, which allows most students to earn their degree in as little as 24 months.
  • Prepare for industry certification exams: Completing coursework in this program can allow you to prepare for relevant industry certifications, such as the CFA Institute’s Chartered Financial Analyst exam.
  • Take your education further: Completing this program may also allow you to become eligible for a discounted Certified Risk Specialist (CRS) training bundle through Interfima.

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View a complete list of program courses, program-specific and degree-level requirements, industry certification exams, and more.

Develop Advanced Skills & Knowledge

Today’s employers are looking for well-rounded professionals who can drive results for their organization. UMGC’s online master’s concentration in financial management is designed to help students develop their skills in several in-demand areas, including finance, project management, financial analysis, financial theory, portfolio management, and risk management. Our faculty refresh and update the curriculum regularly, with a focus on helping students achieve these learning goals:

Unlock Your Career Potential

This online master's program is designed to help you prepare for finance careers in several professional contexts in corporate finance. The skills that you’ll learn in this program are designed to translate to a number of industries, including companies and institutions in the public sector, the private sector, and the non-profit sector. Potential job titles include financial analyst, operations manager, program manager, financial advisor, and relationship banker. UMGC courses are taught by experienced faculty and address skills and competencies that are highly valued by today’s employers.

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Annual Job Openings
About 71,000 job openings for financial managers are projected each year over the next decade.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | Occupational Outlook Handbook | 2023
Hiring Rate
More than 80 percent of corporate recruiters plan to hire recent graduates with a master’s degree in finance.
Source: Graduate Admission Council | Corporate Recruiters Survey | 2022
Total Job Growth
Employment for financial managers is expected to grow by 17 percent 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 Financial Management Courses

Throughout your online master’s curriculum, your instructors will assign coursework that will help you prioritize in-depth skills and real-world experience and pursue career paths in finance or other business-related areas. Your courses are also designed to help prepare you for industry certifications, like the CFA exam.

In past courses, students have been able to complete the following course projects:

  • Create a new payment system for a company from scratch or renovate a current payment system (using examples from real organizations).
  • Use the McGraw-Hill Connect Lab to complete weekly quizzes with videos, spreadsheets, and more.
  • Use financial modeling, analysis, and research to build forecasts and projections for a company, then evaluate financial alternatives.
  • Collect data and deliver a report for a mock presentation from the perspective of a company’s Chief Financial Officer.

Qualify for Certified Risk Specialist (CRS) Training

Through an alliance with Interfima, a financial services professional organization, UMGC students who complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree in finance, economics, business, or law may be eligible for a discounted training bundle for the Certified Risk Specialist (CRS) certification. This bundle includes CRS preparation course materials, six hours of review, and a one-hour exam for $600. UMGC alumni are also eligible to apply for the discount.


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