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About Us

The Master of Science in 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. Developed for full-time students, the program can be completed in 12  or 16 months.

The Master of Science in Accounting program is ideal if you are employed by:

  • Public accounting firms
  • Internal audit departments of public and non-public corporations
  • Internal audit departments of non-profit organizations
  • Internal audit departments of government departments and agencies
  • Accounting departments of public and non-public corporations
  • Accounting departments of government departments and agencies and non-profit organizations
  • Consulting firms

The program offers, subject to enrollment, Internal Auditing, Tax, and Public Accounting track options, along with the opportunity to network with other accounting professionals.

Classes are held in College Park and are easily accessed from all points throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region, which spans from Baltimore to northern Virginia.

AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5% of the more than 16,000 schools worldwide granting business degrees have earned AACSB Accreditation. AACSB Accredited