Advanced Coursework: Accounting and Financial Management Micromasters powered by edX –Online Program

Offered by: University of Maryland University College

College credits: N/A

Course length: 8 weeks per course

Overview

Education level: Master's degree preferred

About this Program
Do you want to advance your career and move toward an organizational leadership position, such as a Chief Financial Officer? Ideal for midcareer professionals, this MicroMasters program will help you build the skills you’ll need to make high-level decisions that impact your organization's current operations and financial future.

You will gain hands-on experience as you report and analyze financial transactions of corporations. Further, you will learn how to assess risks and returns of alternative investments by analyzing SEC 10-K reports of Fortune 500 companies and enhance your ability to make effective financial management decisions to prepare for future career advancement.

Job Outlook
  • Accounting and Auditing industries are expanding faster than average and are expected to grow at 11% through 2024 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • In 2016, the median annual salaries for accountants and auditors with a bachelor’s degree was $68,150 and the median annual salary for financial managers was $121,750 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • Potential career roles for people with similar training include corporate accountant, management accountant, financial manager, budget analysts, financial analysts, insurance underwriters, and loan officer.
What You'll Learn
  • Manage an organization's financial operations; including revenues, expenses, assets, liabilities, and equity.
  • Evaluate alternative investments by using time value of money calculations, and understanding their effect on cash flow.
  • Perform financial analyses and modeling.
  • Contribute to strategic management decision-making and operational problem-solving.
  • Use case studies of real companies facing financial challenges to analyze situations, assess risks, and propose courses of action.

The edX - Guild Experience:
All edX courses, MicroMasters and XSeries in partnership with Guild are offered as an enhanced program to promote successful completion of course and relevance to professional goals. The three-month program includes:
  • Full access to course & content components for extended time - though expected duration of courses vary, all students will have access to content for three months to ensure you can fit the course into your busy life
  • Credential upon completion of each course - credentials matter today, to help you stay current at work, learn a new skill, or expand your professional growth
  • Network of peers - connect with colleagues around the country in an easy-to-use forum to engage in professional and academic topics
  • Community coach - professional coach right at your fingertips. Interact with with a Master's degree coach who provides 1:1 and group coaching to help you stay on track  
  • Weekly events - webinars, study sessions and virtual group coaching to discuss student-driven topics 
  • Resource hub - videos, articles, tracking tools and content around relevant content like time management, leadership development and leveraging credentials at work

Curriculum

Courses require individual enrollments. Courses for this program include:
  • Financial Decision Making 
  • Financial Accounting for Corporations
  • Financial Management in Organizations 
  • Long-term Financial Management 

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Cost and Schedule

Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.

Cost

With tuition assistance, Guild students may be eligible to pay a fraction of the published cost to advance their education.


  • Tuition assistance benefits from your employer 
  • Guild's tuition discount, and no out-of-state tuition costs.

Schedule

edX courses are 100% online and asynchronous, which means you can log in when it's convenient for you - from almost any place in the world with an internet connection. You'll be able to move through the courses at your own pace. Stay a little longer where you need or want more time, and speed through the materials that you master quickly.  
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Frequently Asked Questions


Tell me more about Guild Education.
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Guild Education partners with employers to offer a variety of online classes, programs, and degrees from top-ranked universities that you can complete while working.

You will get support from a Guild advisor, who will help you find the right program, navigate the financial aid process, and provide you with personal college and career advising to help you navigate the college process from day one to graduation.

To give employees a variety of options, Guild partners with a consortium of universities and learning providers, including Brandman University, Western Governors University, Bellevue University, and StraighterLine, in addition to offering custom content. 

Benefits of partnering with Guild include:
  • A path to finish your degree or take graduate courses, at little to no cost
  • A personal college and career adviser to help you navigate programs and offerings
  • Online classes that allow you to work at your own pace
  • Relevant classes and programs designed to help you advance in your career
  • Credit recognition for past college credits and corporate credits towards your degrees

What are Guild's guiding principles?
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  • Students first: We're here to help you, and you come first in our world. In exchange, we expect you give your all and to support your fellow classmates.
  • We learn best by doing: Experimentation, learning by doing, feedback and reflection lay at the core of every learning experience with Guild.
  • Feedback makes us better, in fact, it’s a gift: Practice only makes perfect when we get feedback on how to improve.
  • Reflection is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have: Reflection allows us to digest the learnings and feedback we’ve received.
  • Community matters: We’re all in this together and we expect all Guild members to appreciate the role we play in each other’s learning experience.