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Online Management Master’s Degree

Accounting

Management: Accounting
Master's Specialization
AT A GLANCE
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 6 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
  • Designed for Maryland CPA
TUITION
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Develop career-focused skills in the master's degree program in management with a specialization in accounting.

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.

Total Credits Required: 36

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)

  • (6 Credits, MGMT 630) (or (3 Credits, MGMT 610)) must be taken within the first 6 credits.
    • (3 Credits, MGMT 610) and (3 Credits, MGMT 615) may be taken instead of (6 Credits, MGMT 630).
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 610) is prerequisite to all other accounting courses.
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 628) should be taken before (3 Credits, ACCT 630).
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640) should not be attempted simultaneously with (3 Credits, MGMT 650).
  • You must complete 24 credits of program coursework, including all core courses, before enrolling in (3 Credits, MGMT 670).

General Master's Degree Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.

Please review the overall master’s degree requirements for additional considerations.

Sequence Course
1
(0 Credits, UCSP 615)
2
(6 Credits, MGMT 630)
3
(3 Credits, ACCT 610)
Prerequisite: 15 credits of undergraduate accounting coursework
4
(3 Credits, MGMT 640)
5
(3 Credits, ACCT 611)
6
(3 Credits, MGMT 650)
7
(3 Credits, ACCT 613)
8
(3 Credits, ACCT 618)
9
(3 Credits, ACCT 628)
10 Choose one of these courses:

(3 Credits, ACCT 625)

(3 Credits, ACCT 630)

(3 Credits, ACCT 635)

(3 Credits, ACCT 640)
11 Choose one of these courses:

(3 Credits, ACCT 625)

(3 Credits, ACCT 630)

(3 Credits, ACCT 635)

(3 Credits, ACCT 640)
12
(3 Credits, MGMT 670)

Vertical Pathway

If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with coursework in accounting, a vertical pathway between UMGC's graduate and undergraduate degree programs in that field allows you to reduce your total coursework for this program by up to 6 credits.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Master’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each master's degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all master’s degrees.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

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

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Additional Program Information

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.

Learn more about professional licensure and how to contact your state's licensing board.

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.
  • 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.

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