About the Department


To provide clear, rigorous and relevant pathways in a caring environment for students with diverse backgrounds and experiences to transform their lives and achieve their goals
in business careers that will shape the future of global enterprise.


To transform future business leaders by providing a high quality, analytical, values
based and student-centered education.


Our faculty, who possess a depth of knowledge and experience in their disciplines,
are committed to providing a student focused educational experience that graduates
can build upon for lifelong learning.

Our programs provide opportunities for students to expand their horizons and
become professionals in a nurturing environment of small classes and large

Academic Programs:



Student Organizations

Departmentally sponsored Student Organizations are: UMES Student Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA); Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE); National Student Business League (NSBL); Student Advisory Board (SAB); the Sports Marketing and Entrepreneurship Club (SMEC), the Student Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA), and Phi Beta Lambda.

Beta Gamma Sigma – The International Business Honor Society

Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate (master’s) program at a school accredited by the AACSB International. To be eligible for membership, the academic ranking of those being considered must place them:

– in the upper 10 percent of junior or senior class (or equivalent); or

– upper 20 percent of the graduation master’s class; or

– completed all doctoral requirements. 


The UMES Department of Business, Management, and Accounting is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Committed to continual program enhancement, as well as with the goal of becoming a Department of distinction, the UMES Department of Business, Management, and Accounting is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).

The AACSB Accreditation Plan for the UMES Department of Business, Management, and Accounting has been approved to allow the Department to continue to hold membership in the AACSB International. In 2008, the Department submitted its third annual report for review and is anticipating visitation and review in 2009.

AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. It is known as the hallmark of excellence. Institutions receiving accreditation join an elite group that has undergone an extensive and rigorous review process.

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