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Academic Advising | Certificate in Finance (46 Credits) | Preprofessional Studies in Accounting (54 Credits) | Certificate in Accounting (54 Credits) | Auditing for Information Systems (27 Credits) |


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Director, Accounting Program

Marcia Agee Croteau

Courses in this program are listed under ECON and ECAC.

The Preprofessional Studies in Accounting certificate, the Finance certificate and the Information Systems Auditing certificate are described below:

Students may work toward certificates in:

Preprofessional Studies in Accounting Finance

Auditing for Information Systems

This certificate program is designed to supplement a liberal arts or science major; certificates must be earned concurrent with an undergraduate major. Each certificate requires completion of a core curriculum and additional courses. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses. At least 30 credits must be taken at UMBC. The finance certificate may not be earned by students earning the financial economics degree.

Certificate in Finance (46 Credits)

A. Core Curriculum (15 credits)

  • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 121 Principles of Accounting I
  • ECON 122 Principles of Accounting II

  • ENGL 391 Intermediate Expos
  • ENGL 393 Technical Writing

  • ECON 122 Principles of Accounting II

  • B. Skills Courses (19 credits)

  • ECON 301 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ECON 311 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON 374 Fundamentals of Financial Management

  • STAT 351 Applied Statistics for Business and Economics
  • STAT 355 Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers

  • One of the following:

  • ECON 320 Elements of Quantitative Methods for Management
  • ECON 421 Introduction to Econometrics
  • ECON 325 Introduction to Management Science
  • MATH 381 Linear Methods in Operations Research
  • STAT 454 Applied Statistics

  • IS 101 or IS 295*

  • *Note: if you have any experience with Microsoft Excel, take IS 295.

    C. Finance Concentration: Four of the following courses (12 credits)

  • ECON 302 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ECON 423 Economic Forecasting
  • ECON 471 Money and Capital Markets
  • ECON 474 Cases in Corporate Finance
  • ECON 475 Financial Investment Analysis
  • ECON 476 Portfolio Analysis and Management
  • ECON 477 Analysis of Derivatives
  • ECON 478 Real Estate Economics and Finance
  • ECON 482 International Finance

  • Note: ECON 410 courses noted as being an elective for the FIEC major may also be included as one of these four courses.

    Note: HAPP majors may use HAPP 498 for one of the four courses.

    Note: Financial economics majors may not also earn the finance certificate.