Plus 1

Which Plus 1 Program Is Right For You?

Choosing the right Plus 1 program is the first step in your journey toward earning your business master’s degree. Before you meet with a Plus 1 advisor for a consultation, here are some factors to consider as you figure out which program is right for you:

Accounting

Program and Career Interests

Determining the best ways to analyze and manage financial data following strict accounting guidelines. Ideal for those interested in taking the CPA certification exam.

Prerequisite Course Requirements

Financial and managerial accounting with grades of B or better.

Learn more about our MS in Accounting

Business Analytics

Program and Career Interests

Identifying and analyzing data patterns to help businesses tell their stories and make fact-based decisions. Typical jobs include working with business intelligence or data science teams.

Prerequisite Course Requirements

Statistics, calculus and other quantitative courses with grades of B or better.

Learn more about our MS in Business Analytics

Finance

Program and Career Interests

Managing the funds and assets of businesses by developing strategies using financial data.

Prerequisite Course Requirements

Statistics, calculus, economics and other quantitative courses with grades of B or better.

Learn more about our Master of Finance

Information Systems

Program and Career Interests

Using technology to manage business processes and influence leadership to make strategic, data-driven decisions. Typical jobs include working as a liaison between technical teams and company leadership.

Prerequisite Course Requirements

Statistics and other quantitative courses.

Learn more about our MS in Information Systems

Marketing Analytics

Program and Career Interests

Accessing and visualizing consumer data to help companies target consumers, set prices and improve their marketing. Typical jobs include working within a marketing team or as a liaison between a marketing and IT teams.

Prerequisite Course Requirements

Statistics and other quantitative courses.

Learn more about our MS in Marketing Analytics

Quantitative Finance

Program and Career Interests

Interpreting large amounts of financial data, assessing risk and creating the financial models that help companies make informed investment decisions.

Prerequisite Course Requirements

Statistics, calculus, economics and other quantitative courses with grades of B or better.

Learn more about our Master of Quantitative Finance

Supply Chain Management

Program and Career Interests

Improving and managing the efficient flow of raw goods and inventory from the beginning to end phases of a supply chain using specialized tools and technology.

Prerequisites

Statistics and other quantitative courses.

Learn more about our MS in Supply Chain Management

Business and Management

Program and Career Interests

Gaining foundational management knowledge and a broad range of business skills to accelerate your career trajectory and get you started in the business world.

Prerequisites

No specific course requirements. Ideal for recent graduates with any academic background, including those with a non-business bachelor's degree.

Learn more about our MS in Business and Management

Plus 1 Requirements

You must have fulfilled the following requirements to be considered for the program:

  • Earned a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Met your degree program’s quantitative prerequisites and background
  • Completed at least 60 credits 
  • Have at least one semester of grades at the University of Maryland

Get Personalized Support

Before you begin the application process, email smithplus1@umd.edu to connect with a Plus 1 advisor and learn more about how to make Plus 1 work for you. 

A consultation will help you:

  • Discover which program best fits your academic background and career goals.
  • Learn more about the process.
  • Plan your next steps.

Schedule a consultation

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University of Maryland
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