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Accounting (BMAC)   

Program Title and Classification

Accounting

Graduate Degree Program

College: Business

Abstract

The Robert H. Smith School of Business offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Finance, Master of Science in Accounting (MS), Master of Science in Information Systems (MS), Master of Science in Marketing Analytics (MS), Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MS), Executive MBA (EMBA), Online MBA, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The school’s MBA program is accredited nationally by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Only about 607 programs in the world are accredited by the AACSB, a reflection of the quality of the faculty, students, curriculum, and career management.

The Smith School of Business faculty has been recruited from the graduate programs of leading universities nationwide. They are dedicated scholars, teachers, and researchers with a strong commitment to academic excellence and the education of the professional manager and researcher. The Smith School of Business is dedicated to preparing graduates to lead organizations in an economy driven by technology, globalization, and rapid change. The Smith School curriculum integrates an in-depth education in core business functions -- accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, information technology, logistics, management, and marketing - with cross-functional e-business areas - electronic commerce, financial engineering, services marketing, and supply chain management.

Admissions Information

We strongly encourage you to visit the Robert H. Smith School of Business website at www.rhsmith.umd.edu. The Smith School website contains a wealth of information regarding all graduate business programs and their admissions processes.

Admissions requirements can be found here: https://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/programs/ms-accounting/admissions 

MBA and MS Admissions Office: 301-405-2559

Executive MBA Admissions Office: 301-405-2386

Online MBA Admissions Information: 877-807-8741

PhD Admissions Office: 301-405-2214

Admission criteria for the MS program focusing in accounting are based on: quality of undergraduate and graduate coursework; 1 letter of recommendation; professional experience; video submission; and written essay of objectives. Prospective applicants may contact the program at (301) 405-2559 for information regarding the MS program.

Apply here: https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=rhsmith

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant FallSpring
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
RollingRolling
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
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Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu

Degree Requirements

Master of Science (M.S.)

Total CreditsCore RequirementsSpecialization Options

Non-thesis only: 30 credits required

All students must complete the following core courses and choose one of the three specializations offered. Additional requirements are listed under each specialization.

BUAC 765: Business Ethics for Accountants and Auditors (2 credits)

BUAC 780: Financial Statement Analysis for Accountants and Auditors (2 credits)

BUAC 782: Advanced Managerial Accounting and Control Systems (2 credits)

BUAC 784: Business Communications for Accountants and Auditors (2 credits)

BUAC 792: Forensic Accounting/Auditing (2 credits)

BUMO 794: Essentials of Negotiation (2 credits)

1. Internal Auditing: 

BUAC 720: Financial Accounting (2 credits)

BUAC 721: Management Accounting (2 credits)

Approved Electives (14 credits)

2. Tax

Approved Electives (18 credits)

3. Public Accounting

Approved Electives (18 credits)

 

Participants in the Master of Science in Accounting program gain the leading-edge knowledge and skills they need to bring exceptional value to their firms in today's high-stakes accounting arena - and earn an advanced accounting degree from one of the world's leading business schools. The curriculum is relevant, practical and applicable from day one, focusing on such key issues as: internal audit application and practice, current trends in corporate governance, the role of managerial accounting in overall management planning and control structure, fraud prevention, deterrence, detection, and control, and IT security, IT controls and IT auditing.

 

Facilities and Special Resources

The Office of Career Services (OCS) provides dedicated, professional support to help students launch their careers. The center links students directly to recruiters through a variety of services, including on- and off-campus recruitment and the online resume database, which matches a Smith MBA to the right industry position. The OCS also participates in regional and national career forums and job fairs, such as the National MBA Consortium, the National Black MBA Conference, the National Hispanic MBA Conference, the National Association of Women MBA’s Conference, and the Career Services Council.

The Smith School is located in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia corridor. This region offers one of the highest concentrations of culture, diversity, and career opportunities in the country.

Financial Assistance

Financial aid is available to qualified full-time and Executive MBA students in the form of fellowships, graduate assistantships, and scholarships.

Contact Statement

The Smith School of Business has available brochures that give specific degree requirements for the MBA, EMBA, and MS Programs. Program information is available online at http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu. Initial inquiries should be directed to:

Website

http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu

Contacts

MBA/MS Admissions

2303 Van Munching Hall, College Park,

MD, 20742

Telephone: 301-405-2559

Fax: 301-314-9862

ms_info@rhsmith.umd.edu

 

Associated Information

Courses

BMGT

BUAC

BUDT

BUFN

BULM

BUMK

BUMO

BUSI

Keywords

accounting