Program Overview

University of Maryland at University College offers the Master of Business Administration degree for students and professionals in businesses who want to develop fundamental and advanced management skills necessary for managers in the organizational and corporate structure, with roles in middle and high level management. The program will get students acquainted with the theories, principles and strategies involved in the operation of a business. In addition, they will develop their creative and critical thinking capabilities to develop strategies and learn to innovate in order to solve problems and make strategic decisions from the managerial perspective.

Students will develop their skills through a curriculum which involves classes that focus on specialized management education. Those classes include master of business administration fundamentals, the manager in organizations and society, managing people and groups in the global workplace, the economics of management decisions, managing projects, operations, and information systems, marketing management and innovation, managing global business, and managing strategy in the global marketplace.

Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to earn the Master of Business Administration degree. The qualifications demonstrate that the student has been able to apply the principles they have learned in the program into their eventual development as a functional effective professional in their field. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate an extensive and practical knowledge-base of theory, tools, skills, practices, and research related to business and be able to apply these to the problems and opportunities that are encountered in environments encountered in management, to demonstrate effective professional and interpersonal practices essential in business, to develop a range of professional strategies that promote effectiveness in a business environment, and to demonstrate ethical, legal, and responsible behavior and explain the broader role that business has in society and their own responsibilities as a member of the business community and citizens in society.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    A bachelor degree is required.

    School Overview

    The University of Maryland, University College is a public university that was founded in 1947. The main headquarters of UMUC is in Adelphi, Maryland, a town that borders College Park. UMUC is one of eleven divisions of the University of Maryland and provides quality educational opportunities for primarily non-traditional adult students. UMUC developed as a result of the popularity of evening programs for adults that were offered by the University of Maryland in the 1920’s. The University of Maryland established the College of Special and Continuation Studies (CSCS) in 1947, and in 1959 it became the University of Maryland College. The UMUC became an independent university in 1970, and in 1988 it became part of the University System of Maryland.

    The UMUC offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in professional subjects, all of which can be earned online or in hybrid formats. 


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