The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is one of the largest distance learning universities in the US. It has established academic partnerships with leading universities in Argentina, Belgium, Hungary, India, and China.

It offers the top accredited online MBA degree program to prepare graduates for careers in Consulting, Finance, Marketing, Corporate Planning, General Management, and Mid-level Corporate Management. The Master of Business Administration program is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

Core Courses include:
- The Economics of Management Decisions
- The Manager in Organizations and Society
- Managing Global Business
- Managing People and Groups in the Global Workplace
- Managing Projects, Operations, and Information Systems
- Managing Strategy in the Global Marketplace
- Marketing Management and Innovation

Graduates of the MBA program can elect to pursue dual degrees in the following areas:
- MBA/Master of Distance Education
- MBA/Master of International Management
- MBA/MS in biotechnology
- MBA/MS in environmental management
- MBA/MS in financial management and information systems
- MBA/MS in technology management
- MBA/MS in health care administration
- MBA/MS in information technology
- MBA/MS in management

Awards and Rankings:

- The MS in accounting and information technology, MS in information technology, and MS in information technology, telecommunications management programs were all ranked as Best Buys out of a survey of 67 distance education computer learning programs offered by regionally accredited institutions nationwide (GetEducated.com).

- Awarded Best Buys by GetEducated.com for its BS in Criminal Justice and BS in Business and Management.

- Maryland Distance Learning Association (MDLA) "Distance Program of the Year" was awarded to UMUC's online MBA program.

- The Master of Business Administration program won the prestigious 2005 Sloan Award for Most Outstanding Online Teaching and Learning Program.

- Rated 7th in the country for awarding master’s degrees to African Americans (Black Issues in Higher Education magazine 2004).

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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