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You will be required to attend one on-site residency each term on UMUC's campus in Adelphi, Maryland. These mandatory residencies are normally scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays and consist of two days of eight-hour, face-to-face classroom instruction. This time can include instructor-led lectures, guest lectures, cohort discussions, and presentations of class assignments. Residencies provide an excellent forum for discussion, peer support, networking, and deepened scholarship. The intensive, concentrated format leads to enhanced collegial bonds between students.

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Riley is a member of the Board of Directors of Church Mutual Insurance Company and chairman of its Audit Committee. Previously, he was chairman of the Audit Committee of the Architect of the Capitol and chairman of the Audit Committee for the Government Printing Office.

Master of Business Administration

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

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Michael J. Riley teaches finance, economics, and accounting to students in UMUC's MBA program. In addition, he has taught marketing and strategy. He has served as course manager assistant dean in the Undergraduate School at UMUC.

The courses in this program will have seven-day and 60-day options for the grade of Incomplete.

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Prior to working in academia, Seferian held various positions in the marketing and market research fields. She was the marketing manager for the largest carpet production company in Armenia and served as a research and strategy adviser for a large dairy products manufacturer. She continues to maintain a connection with industry through occasional consulting projects and various programs that focus on experience and knowledge exchange between industry and academia.

The courses in this program will have seven-day and 60-day options for the grade of Incomplete.

Learn why alum Andre Mendes chose UMUC for his American dream.

My education and background are in business. It's what I've always been interested in. I earned my real estate license with the hopes of one day opening my own real estate agency, so going back to school for my MBA was pretty much a no-brainer.

You must pass DMG 600 with a B or better to gain admission into the program.

Master of Business Administration

His professional history includes stints as the CFO of the U.S. Postal Service, Lee Enterprises, and United Airlines; treasurer of the Michigan Bell Telephone Company; and assistant controller of Northeast Utilities. In his early career, he was a naval aviator, flying P-2 airplanes and serving as a survival school instructor for the U.S. Navy.