The curriculum requires 36 credits and consists of five accounting courses, six financial management courses, and one program capstone.
Note: Successful completion of the Accounting and Financial Management program at University of Maryland University College may satisfy the educational requirement for candidacy for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam or to practice as a CPA vary among states. Students are responsible for staying abreast of the current requirements of the state in which they will sit for the exam or practice professionally.
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Successfully apply accounting and financial management concepts, principles and applications in the analysis and resolution of strategic and operational problems
- Utilize technology in the accounting and financial management of their organizations to share access to information for the purpose of improving the quality of decision making enterprise-wide
- Apply finance and accounting principles in evaluating the costs and benefits of strategic investments
- Evaluate issues and innovations in accounting and financial management and their effects on managerial decision making
- Evaluate the effects of international standards and international diversification on accounting and financial management decision making
- Understand the ethical problems facing accounting and financial management
- Assess and evaluate the state of corporate governance and internal controls
The MSAF program prepares graduates for a number of entry-, mid-, and high-level positions, as determined by a student's work experience. Depending on a student's background and an employer's criteria, graduates of the MSAF program may qualify for positions such as:
- CFO or CIO
- Accounting or Financial Manager
- Fraud Examiner
- Financial, Budget, or Management Analyst
- Government Accountant or Auditor
- Internal Auditor
- Financial Liaison with Business Units
- Financial Consultant or Advisor
Federal Income Taxation
Financial Decision Making for Managers
Financial Management in Organizations
Long-Term Financial Management
Strategic Financial Management
- 12 months
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DisciplinesFinance Management Studies Accounting View 806 other Masters in Management Studies in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Official documentation indicating successful completion of the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree: If you were educated in a country other than the United States, you must have your official transcripts evaluated by an independent credit evaluation service. The evaluation company will send a copy of the evaluation to both you and UMUC. However, providing your transcript does not ensure admission to the Graduate School.
- English language proficiency: If you were educated outside of the U.S., you need to demonstrate college-level proficiency in written English to UMUC.
International23724 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 659 USD per credit during 12 months.
National23724 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 659 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State18144 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 504 USD per credit during 12 months.
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