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Accounting
elcome to the Business Administration - Accounting Program. The accounting program is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in Public Accounting, Corporate Accounting, and Government/not-for profit Accounting.


Career Opportunities

Since collecting, classifying, and analyzing relevant financial information are essential ability for any effective economic decision-makings, accounting that involves financial information collections and presentations does have wide applications. With sound accounting educations at UMES, many of our graduates are in successful careers in major accounting firms, fortune 500 companies, governments, and non-profit organizations.

Professional Development Opportunities

Professional development opportunities are available through memberships in student organizations such as National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). Many ex-members of NABA at UMES chapter are currently pursuing successful career paths at major accounting firms and leading corporations. On campus career information sessions for accounting majors provided by leading accounting firms and corporations also provide these opportunities.

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Business Admin: General Concentration
elcome to the Business Administration - General Program. The business administration major is a general business major designed to maximize the student's flexibility. This program is ideal for the student who is interested in a major that surveys the field of business and complements a technical or non-business secondary concentration, as well as students who are looking for a general business degree to prepare for a specialist graduate degree

Career Opportunities

General Concentrations graduates receive the broad base of understanding in business. A degree in business administration will allow students to pursue career opportunities in a variety of areas within the field of business including marketing, general management and human resource management. The Business Administration program prepares graduates for a variety of career options. Some of these careers are: Management Analyst, Budget Analyst, Administrative Manager, Sales Manager, and Market Research Analyst. Many students will enter graduate school within a several years of graduation.

Professional Development Opportunities

Many professional development opportunities are available through membership in student organizations supported by the Department of Business, Management, and Accounting. We foresee many new opportunities as the program becomes integrated into the local and regional consciousness.

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Business Admin: Marketing Concentration
elcome to the Business Administration Marketing Program. Undergraduate students who are interested in studying a dynamic area of business that consists of practical explorations of consumer experiences, finding opportunities to market new products and services, designing promotion and sales programs, testing fair pricing strategies, experimenting with creative digital channels and managing distribution networks to reach markets around the world - could consider marketing. Marketing is a popular area of study at UMES. Marketing programs are critical to the success of for profit, non-profit, government and business to business organizations in our competitive economy.

Career Opportunities

Our academic program in marketing prepares undergraduate students for entry-level positions in marketing. Marketing courses prepare students for rewarding careers in advertising, sales, event marketing, retailing, customer relationship management, brand/service management, e-commerce, consulting and market research. Several of our graduates have interned with or work for Fortune 500 companies. Our courses are constantly updated so that students who may be interested in pursuing graduate studies absorb the necessary knowledge, problem-solving skills, competencies, willingness to take risks and professional values to adapt and compete with their peers. Our students have competed in national and regional competitions such as the Federal Reserve Challenge, Students in Free Enterprise and the American Marketing Association with distinction.

Professional Development Opportunities

Marketing students are encouraged to join one or more student organizations. Students take leadership roles in such organizations as Marketing Hawks: our American Marketing Association (AMA) Collegiate Chapter, SIMPLY SIFE Inc: our Students in Free Enterprise club, National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), National Students Business League (NSBL), Sports Marketing Association and the Student Advisory Board (SAB). The AMA chapter has career workshops, guest speakers from different marketing professions, recruiting events, philanthropic activities, shows and fund-raising activities. Marketing students have attended conferences and professional development workshops organized by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) and the American Advertising Federation (AAF). Come Join Us.

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Business Admin: Finance Concentration
elcome to the Business Administration - Finance Program. Students who are interested in money - making it, spending it, investing it, working with it a degree in business administration with a concentration in finance may be the path to follow. The finance concentration has only been in existence since 2006, and presents students with an opportunity to be part of the evolution of the program to meet the specific needs of UMES graduates.

Career Opportunities

Finance Concentrations graduates receive the broad base of understanding in business that all our majors have, with more in depth understanding of the financial workings of companies, markets and individuals. Our students will be ready for entry into banking, business advisory, budgeting, financial analysis, brokering and other finance related careers. Our goal is to develop the program into a full major in the near future. Our students have already distinguished themselves in their performance at the Federal Reserve Challenge in Baltimore, received several finance scholarships, and gotten entry positions with major financial institutions. Many students will enter graduate school within a few years of graduation.

Professional Development Opportunities

Many professional development opportunities are available through membership in student organizations supported by the Department of Business, Management, and Accounting. We are pursuing student membership in the Financial Management Association as part of the plan to develop the finance major. We foresee many new opportunities as the program becomes integrated into the local and regional consciousness.

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Business Education
elcome to the Business Education Program. For students who are passionate about business, want to have numerous career options, would like to have summers off, and are interested in making a difference in the lives of young people, business education is the perfect major. The business education program graduates highly qualified teachers who are fully certified to teach business and computer education in grades 5 through 12. We are proud to be Maryland's only business education program and a member of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Professional Education Unit whose programs prepare candidates who are: Professional, Reflective, Innovative, Diverse, and Effective (PRIDE).

Career Opportunities

Business Education graduates not only have a degree in business but are also fully certified teachers. This offers tremendous career versatility enabling students to work in k-12 schools, community colleges, as well as in the government, non-profit, and corporate sectors of the economy. Additionally, many students will enter graduate school within a few years of graduation. As teachers and trainers, business educators teach the following subject areas: accounting, finance, marketing, career education, business administration, law, professional communications, entrepreneurship, and professional development.

Professional Development Opportunities

In addition to the professional development opportunities available through membership in student organizations supported by the Department of Business, Management, and Accounting as well as by the Professional Education Unit, the Business Education Program is actively involved with the Maryland Business Education Association. The Maryland Business Education Association (MBEA) is an affiliate of the National Business Education Association (NBEA). Each spring business education majors are invited to attend the Maryland Business Education Association annual conference and celebration held in Ocean City, Maryland. Students attending are granted a complimentary one-year membership in the MBEA and attendance is supported both the MBEA and UMES.

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Minor Programs
he minors in Business Administration and Accounting provide complements to major programs of study. Greater knowledge and understanding of management processes and the way scarce economic resources are accounted for will enhance the effectiveness of a citizen's interaction in society. The following courses are recommended for students who are pursuing non-business related majors. Prerequisites for the following courses must be met.

Business Administration Minor: Program - 18 Credits

    » FINA 340 Financial Management (3 Credits)
    » BUAD 302 Management and Organizational Behavior (3 Credits)
    » MKTG 308 Principles of Marketing (3 Credits)
    » BUAD 412 Business Law (3 Credits)
    » 300-400 Business Electives (6 Credits)

Accounting Minor: Program - 18 Credits

    » ACCT 201 Introductory Financial Accounting (3 Credits)
    » ACCT 202 Introductory Corporate and Managerial Accounting (3 Credits)
    » ACCT 301 Cost and Budgetary Control (3 Credits)
    » ACCT 302 Intermediate Accounting I (3 Credits)
    » ACCT 303 Intermediate Accounting II (3 Credits)
    » ACCT 402 Individual Federal Taxation (6 Credits)

Please Note: Each student must satisfy all prerequisites for each course included in the minor program of study. No course will satisfy the requirement for the minor and the major.




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