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Academic Programs

The Value of an Erickson School Education


Undergraduate School

UMBC’s liberal arts foundation is at the core of the MAgS program. The program integrates management, public policy and a focus on aging studies.

The aim of this degree is to prepare students for entry level professional positions in management of aging services. The undergraduate major provides a strong knowledge base in human aging; understanding of regulatory/policy/fiscal issues involved in aging service provision; and fundamental management skills (i.e., accounting, human resources, critical thinking and negotiation).

Requirements:
MAgS majors must complete 33 core credits and 6 UMBC elective credits.
Courses in the MAgS program are listed under AGNG in the course directory.


Graduate School

An M.A. in Management of Aging Services from the Erickson School will allow you to:

  • Demonstrate the use of a holistic set of skills and knowledge that integrates aging, management, and policy.
  • Study, enhance and apply leadership techniques to small groups and in leading change in large organizations.
  • Apply core management fundamentals of strategy, marketing, operations, finance, and accounting to organizations related to aging across the private, public, and non-profit sectors.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of human aging on the individual level, including social, psychological, and physical aspects.
  • Apply critical thinking, effective communication, and creative problem-solving in their organizations.
  • Understand and analyze the societal implications of an aging population for public policy, the economy, and major social institutions.
  • Use research, policy, and business criteria to evaluate organizational outcomes.

Requirements:
MAgS majors must complete 33 core credits and 6 UMBC elective credits.
Courses in the MAgS program are listed under AGNG in the course directory.