Maryland Accounting Degree Options


With its proximity to our nation's capital, the economy of Maryland is largely driven by government and government spending. In the northern part of the state, Baltimore is an industrial and financial center. Western Maryland has some mining businesses, but is largely an agricultural center, as is the Eastern Shore. The government sector, however, has been a steadying ballast in tough economic times.

Accountants looking for work in the state may take heart from numbers released by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation. The Department projects nearly 6,300 more accounting jobs between 2014 and 2024. Their surveys reveal that the income for accountants in Maryland is higher than the national average, with entry-level jobs averaging around $50,842 and income for more experienced professionals at $98,306.

Corporate and government jobs are clustered in the D.C. area and Baltimore's metro area. Major companies located in the state include Lockheed Martin, T. Rowe Price, Legg Mason, McCormick, Black & Decker, Constellation Energy and Marriott International. In addition to the 'Big Four' certified public accounting (CPA) firms and a dozen second-tier national firms, home-grown firms that got their start here include Aronson LLC and Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander.

Six years ago Maryland updated its CPA exam, certification and licensure requirements. The Maryland Board of Public Accountancy says that you may now sit for the CPA exam with only 120 semester hours, allowing you to begin the process earlier. Once you pass the test, you still need 150 hours of college hours for licensure. Thirty of those hours must be in advanced auditing, cost accounting, financial accounting, U.S. federal income tax and business/accounting ethics. You also will need to complete 21 semester hours in business finance, management, business law, marketing and communication, information technology, and quantitative methods.

The Maryland Association of CPAs (http://www.macpa.org) is one of the local chapters of a national association that can potentially help your career by providing state-mandated continuing education programs as well as opportunities to network. The Potomac and Chesapeake Council of the Institute for Management Accountants (http://pccouncil.imanet.org/) offers similar support for certified management accountants.

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34 Schools Offering Accounting Degree Programs:


Allegany College of Maryland (Cumberland, MD)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Accounting
Anne Arundel Community College (Arnold, MD)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Financial Accounting
Certificate in Business Accountant
Certificate in Business Management - Financial Accounting
Certificate in Financial Accounting
Baltimore City Community College (Baltimore, MD)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Bowie State University (Bowie, MD)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Carroll Community College (Westminster, MD)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Cecil College (North East, MD)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business & Commerce Technology - Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Business & Commerce Technology - Computerized Accounting
Certificate in Accounting I
Certificate in Accounting II
Certificate in Computerized Accounting I
Certificate in Computerized Accounting II
Chesapeake College (Wye Mills, MD)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Advanced Certificate in Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
College of Southern Maryland (La Plata, MD)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Community College of Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Certificate in Business Accounting
Coppin State University (Baltimore, MD)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Management Science - Accounting
DeVry University (Bethesda, MD)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Management - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Technical Management - Accounting
Master of Accounting and Financial Management
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Frederick Community College (Frederick, MD)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Business Accounting
Certificate in Computerized Accounting
Frostburg State University (Frostburg, MD)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Information Technology - Accounting
Hagerstown Community College (Hagerstown, MD)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting and Business
Harford Community College (Bel Air, MD)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Sciences in Accounting
Associate of Sciences in Business Administration - Private And Public Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business - Accounting
Kaplan University (Hagerstown, MD)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
AAS - Accounting
Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
B.S. - Accounting
B.S. - Accounting - Auditing
B.S. - Accounting - Managerial Accountancy
B.S. - Accounting - Public Accountancy
B.S. - Accounting - Tax Accountancy
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
MS - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore, MD)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Graduate Certificate in Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
McDaniel College (Westminster, MD)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Montgomery College (Rockville, MD)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Mount St. Mary's University (Emmitsburg, MD)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Prince George's Community College (Largo, MD)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Professional
Associate of Applied Science in Business Management - Accounting
Associate of Science in Business Administration - Accounting Transfer
Certificate in Accounting
Certificate in CPA Preparation - Accounting
Salisbury University (Salisbury, MD)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Stevenson University (Stevenson, MD)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Towson University (Towson, MD)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting - Financial Planning
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Financial Planning
Master of Science in Accounting And Business Advisory Services
University of Baltimore (Baltimore, MD)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Certificate in Forensic Accounting
Graduate Certificate in Accounting Fundamentals
Master of Science in Accounting And Business Advisory Services
University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Princess Anne, MD)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
University of Maryland-Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Accounting
University of Maryland-College Park (College Park, MD)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Doctoral Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting
Major in Accounting
Major in General Business - Accounting/Finance
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Business Administration - Dual Degree Program in Accounting
Master of Science in Business - Accounting
University of Maryland-University College (Adelphi, MD)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting - Advanced
Certificate in Accounting - Introductory
Certificate in Accounting And Information Technology
Master of Science in Accounting And Financial Management
Master of Science in Accounting And Financial Management /Master of Science in Accounting And Information Technology - Dual Degree Program in Accounting And Financial Management/Accounting And Information Technology
Master of Science in Accounting And Financial Management/Master of Financial Management And Information Systems - Dual Degree Program in Accounting And Financial Management/Financial Management And Information Systems
Master of Science in Accounting And Information Technology
Master of Science in Accounting And Information Technology/Master of Science in Accounting And Financial Management - Dual Degree Program in Accounting And Information Technology/Accounting And Financial Management
Master of Science in Management - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
University of Phoenix (Columbia, MD / Greenbelt, MD / Rockville, MD / Timonium, MD)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
AA - Accounting
BS - Accounting
BS - Business/Accounting
MBA - Accounting
MS - Accountancy
(some programs offered online)
Washington Adventist University (Takoma Park, MD)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Wor-Wic Community College (Salisbury, MD)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Proficiency Certificate in Accounting

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