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Financial Management and Information Systems, M.Sc.

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The Master of Science in Financial Management and Information Systems at University of Maryland University College is designed for professionals who are assuming greater management responsibilities within their organizations. The program emphasizes the leading-edge management skills and technical expertise that are the basis for success in modern organizations.

About

Throughout the Financial Management and Information Systems curriculum at University of Maryland University College, 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 Master of Science in Financial Management and Information Systems (MSFS) is designed for mid-career professionals seeking a graduate degree that integrates a financial management curriculum with studies in the information systems field.

With an increasing requirement that financial managers have specific knowledge of and skills in information systems, the program prepares financial managers to effectively deal with information systems within organizations, and to play a leading advisory role in integrating and utilizing information systems to create value within their corporations.

The curriculum equally benefits individuals in the information systems and CIO field who would like to expand their studies into the area of financial management.

Program Objectives

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Successfully apply financial management and information systems concepts, principles, and analysis techniques in the strategic and operational decision-making processes within their organizations
  • Effectively communicate financial management and information systems ideas, concepts, and solutions
  • Evaluate issues and innovations in financial management and information systems technology, and their effects on managerial decision-making
  • Apply financial principles in evaluating the costs and benefits of information systems/technology investment
  • Evaluate and design financial information systems to meet organizational needs and objectives
Career Path

The MSFS program prepares graduates for a range of entry to senior level positions within the CFO/CIO organization of public and private businesses. Depending on a student's background and an employer's criteria, graduates of the MSFS program may qualify for positions such as:

  • CFO or CIO
  • Financial Manager
  • CFO Liaison with the CIO Office
  • CIO Liaison with the CFO Office
  • CIO or CFO Liaison with the business units
  • Financial, Budget, or Management Analyst

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Financial Decision Making for Managers
  • Financial Management in Organizations
  • Long-Term Financial Management
  • Investment Valuation
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Financial Analysis and Modeling

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    36 Credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

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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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

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    659 USD/credit
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  • National

    480 USD/credit
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