The Master of Business Administration program at University of Maryland Global Campus can help you gain the skills and abilities desired by today’s employers and learn how to strategically manage an organization for growth and success. In this program, you can develop and advance your competencies in finance, marketing, human resources, strategy, and leadership. You’ll be able to apply your learning from multiple disciplines and specializations to real-life business problems.

Plus, you can earn this MBA entirely online in just 18 months for about $25,000, without paying for a single textbook. All course materials are available as no-cost electronic resources through UMGC's online classroom.

These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021–2022 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit our catalog archive.

About the Master of Business Administration

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Evaluate organizational leadership from an ethical and strategic standpoint
  • Create an enterprise strategy by designing, analyzing, and evaluating a global (i.e., domestic and international) market strategy
  • Identify key legal concepts in the business environment and apply them to enhance effective management decisions and organizational operations
  • Propose an operation plan, systems, and processes to optimize an organization's performance
  • Devise a comprehensive strategy for managing human capital that will create or maintain strategic and competitive value for an organization
  • Plan, evaluate, and manage the financial implications of an organization's global operations
  • Recommend an approach that leverages technology for the strategic advantage of an organization
  • Develop a marketing strategy, including design, implementation, and evaluation, for an organization
  • Create and manage innovative new enterprises and initiatives for an organization

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Analyze costs of operations for an organization using managerial finance techniques
  • Determine optimal prices for goods and services by analyzing costs, revenues, and profitability
  • Evaluate the opportunities and risks involved in an organization’s decision to expand its operations to a global market by assessing issues of culture, business ethics, employment law, contracts, and criminal law in the context of a global business
  • Design and present a marketing plan for a new product or service, including a comprehensive situation analysis, a strong value proposition, an effective marketing mix strategy, and a holistic marketing communications plan

Master of Business Administration Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Master's Courses

Take the following courses in the order listed:

Foundation Course

  • PRO 600

Core Courses

  • MBA 610
  • MBA 620
  • MBA 630
  • MBA 640
  • MBA 670

Course Rules and Program Progression

Other Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.

Please review our overview of overall master's degree requirements for additional considerations.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare for management careers in business, government, or nonprofit organizations in areas including team leadership, project supervision, and creation and implementation of business solutions.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend you have strong writing and analytical skills. We recommend ASC 601 if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills. If you need to improve your computing skills, we recommend you take ASC 605.

Student Clubs and Organizations

    Type: Student organization
    Professional Affiliation:

    Society for Human Resource Management

    Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate

    Joining the UMGC Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management allows you to network with other students, staff, and faculty who are currently working in or are interested in entering the human resource field. Members share information, experiences, and knowledge. The chapter hosts monthly events designed to help students meet local professionals and transition into or advance within the field. In addition, the chapter provides leadership and student development opportunities for members.

    Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate

    This club provides opportunities for students to learn more about the field of marketing, discuss their shared interests, and network with classmates and faculty members.

Program Accreditation

University of Maryland Global Campus has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Further information on student achievement is available in the Public Disclosure of Student Achievement.