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Management: Accounting, M.Sc.

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Prepare to rise to the executive level of responsibility and earning power by developing advanced skills in the career-focused master's degree program in Management: Accounting at University of Maryland University College.

About

Throughout the curriculum, major emphasis is placed on the effects of rapid technological change on organizations and administrative processes, and the consequent ethical and moral responsibilities of managers to society at large.

The programme

The Management: Accounting specialization at University of Maryland University College covers a broad range of accounting related studies, especially in the areas of:

  • Financial accounting, fraud detection, and accounting ethics
  • Management accounting
  • Government and nonprofit accounting
  • Auditing process
  • Income taxation
  • Accounting information systems
  • Accounting policy, combine in-depth studies in management science and accounting.

Successful completion of the accounting specialization may satisfy the education requirements of candidacy for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. Educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam 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.

Academic Preparation

Students interested in the accounting specialization must have completed 15 credits of accounting coursework, with a grade of C or better in each course, prior to enrolling in any graduate level accounting course.

Career Path

The MSM 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 Accounting specialization may qualify for these positions:

  • Public Accountant or Auditor
  • Accounting Manager
  • Internal Control/Forensics Accounting Specialist
  • Management Accountant
  • Government Accountant or Auditor
  • Internal Auditor
  • Financial, Budget, or Management Analyst
  • Fraud Examiner

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intercultural Communication and Leadership
  • Financial Decision Making for Managers
  • Statistics for Managerial Decision Making
  • Strategic Management Capstone
  • Management Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Federal Income Taxation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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.

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    659 USD/credit
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  • National

    480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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