Master of Science in Management: Accounting
University of Maryland at University College offers a Master of Science degree in Management with a specialization in Accounting for students and professional interested developing the skills necessary to design and implement business strategies based on accounting and financial information, in addition to the role of manager and leader of an organization. Accountants themselves though focus on the role of bookkeeping, but just like every other part of the business, management needs to be able to guide the efforts of employees. Some business leaders need to have an understanding of the business and management aspects of the operation as well as knowledge of accounting practices and procedures in order to act as an intermediary between the two.
Students will focus on a curriculum which emphasizes management ability and accounting knowledge. Those classes include organizational theory, intercultural communication and leadership, financial decision making for managers, statistics for managerial decision making, strategic management, organizational theory and behavior in a global environment, financial accounting, management accounting, financial auditing, accounting information systems, federal income taxation, government and not-for-profit accounting, fraud examination, accounting ethics, and international accounting.
Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated their qualifications to function professionally as a manager as well as an accountant and leader of accountants. Those qualifications include the ability to communicate effectively about accounting and managerial practices, demonstrating knowledge of and respect for varied audiences, evaluate accounting and managerial practices from ethical, legal, and regulatory perspectives, considering diverse stakeholders and competing interests, appraise the mission-critical role the accounting professional has as an active partner in supporting the goals and needs of the organization, and evaluate opportunities accounting professionals and managers have to promote sustainable, socially aware organizations.
Delivery Format:100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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