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Department of Economics

Certificate in Management Accounting

The Upper Division Certificate in Management Accounting is designed to prepare students to sit for the exam to become a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). The CMA is an internationally recognized credential.

Students will focus on financial planning, analysis and control and decision support as well as professional ethics. The Upper Division Certificate in Management Accounting Program and the CMA designation, are designed to measure the accounting and financial skills that drive business performance.

Certificate in Management Accounting Requirements


Please note: The printed course catalog contains the official listing of program requirements and takes precedence over information listed on this site. Should you discover a discrepancy between the printed catalog and any information posted on this site, please contact the department for instructions.

Required Preparation (34 credits)

  • ECON 101 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 121 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ECON 122 - Principles of Accounting II
  • ECON 301 - Intermediate Accounting I
  • ECON 302 - Intermediate Accounting II
  • ECAC 329 - Cost Accounting
  • ECON 374 - Fundamentals of Financial Management
  • ECON 320 - Quantitative Methods for Management OR
    IS 325 - Intro to Management Science
  • STAT 351 - Applied Statistics for Business and Economics OR
    STAT 355 - Intro to Probability and Statistics for Scien/Engineers
  • MGMT 385 - Business Ethics and Society

  • Additional Preparation: Choose 2 classes (6 credits)

  • ECAC 351 - Advanced Cost Accounting
  • ECON 311 - Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
  • ECON 312 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
  • ECON 421 - Econometrics OR
    STAT 454 - Applied Statistics
  • ECON 471 - Money and Capital Markets
  • ECON 474 - Intermediate Financial Management
  • ECON 475 - Financial Investment Analysis
  • ECON 482 - International Finance

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
3rd floor Public Policy Building, Room 338
1000 Hilltop Circle • Baltimore Maryland 21250
phone: 410-455-2160 • email: Mrs. Kelly Hodges <khodges@umbc.edu>