Program Title and Classification
Graduate Degree Program
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.
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.
|Type of Applicant||Fall||Spring|
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu
Master of Science (M.S.)
|Total Credits||Core Requirements||Specialization 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)
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 aid is available to qualified full-time and Executive MBA students in the form of fellowships, graduate assistantships, and scholarships.
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:
2303 Van Munching Hall, College Park,