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B.A. in Management of Aging Services

MAgS Major

MAgS Approved!

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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.

Core Courses
AGNG 100 So You Say You Want a Revolution [3]
AGNG 200 Aging People, Policy and Management [3] (Aging 200 is Writing Intensive)
Policy Courses
AGNG 300 Introduction to Policy and Aging Services [3]
Management courses​
AGNG 310 Introduction to the Management of Aging Services [3]
Health and Wellness courses​
AGNG 320 Strength-Based Approaches to Promoting Health and Wellness in the Aging Services [3]
Business, Technology and Entrepreneurship courses​
AGNG 351 Business Decision Making for Aging Services [3]
AGNG 361 Technology for Managers in Aging Services [3]
Critical issues in Aging courses​
AGNG 401 Critical Issues in Management of Aging Services [3]
AGNG 440 Diversity in Aging Services [3]
AGNG 460 Internship in Aging Services [6]
AGNG 470 Aging Services Management: Capstone Project [3]


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) [3]