MS in Business: Accounting
The MS in Business: Accounting is the flagship graduate accounting program offered
by the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Designed
for accounting professionals looking to maximize their marketability, the program
will provide you with the tools you need to advance your organization – and your
career – in this challenging legal and regulatory business environment.
In today's era of heightened accountability, organizations are charged with carrying
out rigorous internal auditing to meet strict corporate governance and other accounting
and auditing standards. The demand for highly trained accounting professionals who
can successfully interpret new rules, better understand business control processes,
and design effective internal controls has never been greater.
This innovative accounting program will prepare you for the expanded role accounting
now plays in consulting, information management and strategic planning. It was developed
by Smith's world-class faculty – leaders in the fields of accounting and auditing
– to provide a reality-based learning environment. Developed for both full-time
students and working professionals who enroll on a part-time basis, the program
can be completed in 12 months as a full-time student and 15 months as a part-time
The MS in Business: Accounting program is ideal if you are employed by:
The program offers internal audit and general accounting track options, along
with the opportunity to network with other accounting professionals.
Classes are held at two of our campus locations in Maryland – College Park and
Rockville (Shady Grove). Both are easily accessed from all points throughout the
Washington, D.C. metropolitan region, which spans from Baltimore to northern Virginia.