Accounting (B.S.)

The bachelor's degree in accounting curriculum, developed in close conjunction with employers and featuring real-world data sets, facilitates networking opportunities. Accounting employers often serve as guest speakers and contact UMGC to recruit our students. You'll take courses in statistics, economics, cost accounting, income taxation, business law, and auditing.

Through your coursework, you will learn how to:

  • Communicate with financial and nonfinancial audiences in a clear and concise manner, and make appropriate financial decisions.
  • Research, prepare, analyze, and review financial and business data by applying accounting and business management principles and standards to produce financial and business reports.
  • Use current technology and analytical tools to work collaboratively and facilitate decision making.
  • Employ analysis, critical thinking, and problem solving to identify, test, and validate processes, systems, and financial data.
  • Define, develop, and demonstrate ethical business practices and accountability by identifying and addressing current and emerging issues.
  • Conduct fraud detection and deterrence planning, analysis, and communication.
  • Perform a range of functions, including auditing and financial reporting, to manage finances for federal agencies.
  • Create reports and conduct disclosure analysis.

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