Business & Management Academics

Online Accounting and Finance Degrees and Certificates

Earn an online degree or certificate 1 in accounting, acquisitions, contracts, finance or financial information systems.

  • Develop practical, applicable knowledge: Grounded in the real world, UMUC's accounting and finance programs combine leading theories with practical business applications.
  • Prepare for certification exams: Select programs can prepare you for the Certified Public Accountant exam, depending on your prior coursework and experience. UMUC's graduate accounting students had the second-highest pass rate on the CPA exam of any institution in Maryland.2
  • Learn from seasoned financial professionals: Accounting and finance courses are taught by experts, with 88 percent of graduate school faculty holding terminal degrees and many bringing a wealth of experience as practitioners in their fields.

tom-scheller-alumnus"My classes helped me to master the language of finance and speak authoritatively in front of the institution’s business leadership."

Thomas Scheller

Clinical Manager, Children’s National Medical Center
BS in Finance, '08; MS in Financial Management, '10; MBA, '11

Accounting Degrees and Certificates

Acquisitions, Contracts and Supply Chain Management Degrees and Certificates

Finance Degrees and Certificates

Accounting and Finance Student Club

Learn about accounting courses and career paths, view job postings and career opportunities and share experiences with fellow students. Follow the UMUC Accounting and Finance Forum on Facebook.

David Weber Featured Faculty: David P. Weber

  Professor of Accounting

A Certified Fraud Examiner and attorney in private practice, David Weber previously served as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's assistant inspector general for investigations.

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David WeberDavid P. Weber

Professor of Accounting

David P. Weber teaches criminal justice, fraud investigation and forensic accounting. A Certified Fraud Examiner and attorney in private practice, he previously served as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s assistant inspector general for investigations. He was responsible for the identification and reporting of misconduct involving the SEC’s operations and programs, including agency misconduct in the Bernard L. Madoff and R. Allen Stanford investigations, the two largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history.

Prior to that, he worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, overseeing all banking enforcement activities and investigations involving state chartered banks and bank failures for the western half of the U.S. He was the official responsible for directing the FDIC’s landmark litigation to remove the Refund Anticipation Loan program from the nation’s banking system.

He has been named a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow of the Council of Independent Colleges.

Before joining the FDIC, Weber served in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, where he investigated and prosecuted landmark consumer protection cases to remove the payday loan industry from our nation’s banking system.

Weber earned a Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law and a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Utica College. He is admitted to practice law in Maryland, the District of Columbia and New York and before several U.S. district courts and the Supreme Court.

1 View gainful employment disclosures for certificates.
2 Source: Percent passing rate for all testing events among those with an advanced degree, 2012 Uniform CPA Examination Candidate Performance, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.
3 Source: U.S. Department of Labor's O*Net OnLine.

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Growing Demand


projected growth in demand for personal financial advisors through 2020 3

Accounting and Finance Faculty-Practitioners

Here's just a sampling of our faculty's professional experience.

Positions Held by Accounting and Finance Faculty
(past and present)

  • Assistant attorney general and unit chief
  • Business manager overseeing government finance and contracts
  • Chief operations officer
  • Controller
  • Director of operational risk management and internal controls
  • Principal accountant examiner
  • Securities fraud investigator
  • State auditor/legislative audit manager
  • Supervisor of corporate risk management
  • Systems accountant

Certifications Held by Accounting and Finance Faculty

  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Government Financial Manager
  • Certified Information System Auditor
  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • Certified Professional Contracts Manager
  • Certified Public Accountant in Maryland, Virginia and D.C.