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).
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.
|AGNG 100||So You Say You Want a Revolution |
|AGNG 200||Aging People, Policy and Management  (Aging 200 is Writing Intensive)|
|AGNG 300||Introduction to Policy and Aging Services |
|AGNG 310||Introduction to the Management of Aging Services |
Health and Wellness courses
|AGNG 320||Strength-Based Approaches to Promoting Health and Wellness in the Aging Services |
Business, Technology and Entrepreneurship courses
|AGNG 351||Business Decision Making for Aging Services |
|AGNG 361||Technology for Managers in Aging Services |
Critical issues in Aging courses
|AGNG 401||Critical Issues in Management of Aging Services |
|AGNG 440||Diversity in Aging Services |
|AGNG 460||Internship in Aging Services |
|AGNG 470||Aging Services Management: Capstone Project |
Additional requirements for the MAgS major:
Students must choose 2 courses at 3 credits each from the list below, or from among other relevant courses with the approval of their advisor: Courses may have a prerequisite. Please refer to the undergraduate course catalog or consult with your advisor.
|AGNG 415||The Art of Aging (Writing Intensive)|
|AGNG 462||Internship in Aging Services II|
|ECON 121||Principles of Accounting I|
|ECON 122||Principles of Accounting II|
|HAPP 498||Financial Management & Decision Support for Health Services Organizations|
|IS 304||Ethical Issues in Information Systems (AH)|
|MGMT 210||Principals of Management|
|MGMT 310||Human Resource Management|
|POLI 354||Public Management & Personnel Systems|
|PSYC 306||Lifespan Human Development|
|PSYC 307||Psychology of Aging|
|SOCY 431||Family & Aging in Society|
|SOCY 434||Gender & The Life Course|
|SOWK 388||Human Behavior and the Social Environment|
|SOWK 397||Social Work Methods I: Introduction to Practice (WI)|
|SPCH 100||Public Communication (AH – GFR only) |