As a student pursuing a business & management degree at University of Maryland University College, you might be interested in running numbers as an accountant or demonstrating your people skills as a human resources manager. What our business students all have in common is a desire to improve their leadership expertise in one of the most sought-after job sectors.
I didn't take the easy path or the most direct path in my education or in my career. It was a big commitment to go to school and work full-time, but that drive is the same drive that led me to be an entrepreneur.
Managing Director, Vision Partners & Associates
Business Administration Bachelor's Degree
Eric Alarcon, who earned his MBA from UMUC, uses what he learned from his degree program to operate two businesses.
I work in an accounting firm. And in order for me to advance, I needed my degree. Even though I had the work experience, I needed my degree. I recently went on a multibillion-dollar presentation for a firm…and I was invited to come along…. At the end of the [presentation], my partner came to me and said, 'That was awesome. You did great.' And I can only attribute it to the formal training that I received here.
BAS Manager, Grant Thornton LLC
Information Systems Management Bachelor's Degree
My education and background are in business. It's what I've always been interested in. I earned my real estate license with the hopes of one day opening my own real estate agency, so going back to school for my MBA was pretty much a no-brainer.
Danielle Kelly, MBA
Master of Business Administration
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Expand Your Network with Student Clubs
Meet students with similar interests, gain leadership skills, keep up-to-date with industry trends, and network by joining one of UMUC's business clubs and organizations.
Accounting and Finance Forum
The Accounting and Finance Forum provides information about the accounting and finance majors as well as topics of interest from course selection to career paths. It assists students with the exploration of resources on accounting and finance careers and the accounting and finance fields, including job postings and information about career opportunities.
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.
This club is open to students, alumni and faculty.
Society for Human Resource Management, UMUC Chapter
Society for Human Resource Management
Joining the UMUC 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.
The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business (IMA), UMUC Chapter
The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business
The UMUC IMA Student Chapter serves as the Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business.
This chapter allows its members to learn more about networking opportunities, information on the certified management accountant program, and other resources. The UMUC Chapter is sponsored by the Nation's Capital Chapter No. 0044.
The IMA Accounting Honor Society recognizes and honors academic achievement in the study of accounting and provides an opportunity for students to differentiate themselves as they begin their career journey. IAHS membership is available to all students who meet the eligibility criteria—membership in the IMA Student Chapter is not required. Membership will be considered for UMUC business students who apply.
This chapter is open to all students in any major. To learn more and request membership, e-mail your local IMA chapter with your name, major, and location.