M.Sc. Online

Accounting and Financial Management

University of Maryland Global Campus

12 months
659 USD/credit 23724 USD/year
659 USD/credit 23724 USD/year
504 USD/credit 18144 USD/year
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Prepare to rise to an executive level of responsibility and earning power with a master's degree in accounting and financial management.The Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management at University of Maryland University College is designed to help you move toward an organizational leadership position, including chief financial officer.


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

Career Path:

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Accounting

  • Auditing

  • Federal Income Taxation

    • Fraud Examination

    • Accounting Ethics

    • International Accounting

  • Financial Decision Making for Managers

  • Financial Management in Organizations

  • Long-Term Financial Management

  • Investment Valuation

  • Behavioral Finance

  • Strategic Financial Management

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 659 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    23724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 659 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 504 USD per credit during 12 months.


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