About Us

About us

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Maryland Global University strives to deliver high quality training in various disciplines. Our School of Professional Development has received accreditations from several global professional associations to teach over 200 courses in finance, accounting, tax, auditing, management, leadership, project, program and portfolio management, information technology, information assurance, and more. Some of the industry’s accreditations obtained by MGU are:

• Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Education Provider
• Scrum Alliance Global Educational Provider
• American Academy of Project Management, Global Partner
• Global Academy of Finance and Management, Global Partner
• National Association of State Board of Accountancy (NASBA), Sponsor
• Approved IRS Continuous Education Provider
• Construction Management Association of America, Member

Our family of businesses in research, consulting, and finance support MGU by providing research based consulting and Think Tank services that can be used by executives to make informed decisions. Our financial consulting company (5Links Global Finance) offers tax, auditing, financial consulting services. Our partnership with the Florida Institute of Finance College (FIFC) is a gateway to the Masters Degree in Business Valuation approved by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. This program is offered 100% online to professionals who want to advance their careers even further in the finance, management, and leadership fields.

MGU’s programs are developed by scholar practitioners who work in the industry and teach academic courses in various universities in the US. Our state of the art learning and content management platform is ready to support hundreds of programs worldwide. We hope to bring this unique blend of resources to your service and take your organization to the next level.

 

Dereje B. Tessema, PhD, PMP, PMI-ACP, CEA, CSM, CSP
President & CEO Maryland Global University

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WHO WE ARE

Maryland Global University (MGU) focuses on developing and delivering professional development courses in various disciplines and academic programs. MGU aspires to be a true global university, recognized for its professional development and academic programs that prepare students for the challenges of today’s world through research and discovery. At MGU we strongly believe in delivering a high standard of education with flexible scheduling and competitive tuition fees.
       Our operation spans both our on-ground campus located in down town Silver Spring (two metro stops from Washington DC), and through our online program (www.mdgu.us) that uses state of the art technology. All programs are designed to be completed within a reasonable time period without detracting from the quality of education. The coursework and curriculum are designed by scholar practitioners working both in the industry and as professors at various universities. These practitioners are also certified subject matter experts in their respective fields.

Mission, Vission and Core Values

Mission

We aspire to make MGU a true global university, recoognized for its professional development and academic programs that prepare students for the challenges of today’s world through research and discovery.

Vision

To provide quality and affordable academic and professional training designed to meet the unique requirements of professionals across the globe. Delivery of quality education in a variety of flexible settings to meet the diverse needs of professionals. Our work is guided by our value and commitment to diversity, openness, and integrity.

Value

Delivery of quality education in a variety of flexible settings to meet the diverse needs of professionals. Our work is guided by our value and commitment to diversity, openness, and integrity.

 

OUR CORE VALUES

We at Maryland Global University are committed to providing a learning environment based on:

Excellence - we provide quality courses in an exemplary teaching and learning environment to help professionals overcome the challenges of adult learning in today’s busy world
Diversity - by embracing diversity in all of its dimensions, we strive to become a model university that fosters international cooperation and the exchange of ideas, research, and knowledge
Integrity - we built this university using our high standards of character and integrity as foundations for growth
Flexibility - our use of state of the art technology allows members of our growing community to balance work, family, and professional development

 

Our Capabilities

  • MGU’s self-paced learning environment enables students to choose from various course delivery options, including face-to-face, online, hybrid, and self-study classes
  • Our instructors are scholar practitioners who have experience not only in teaching and research, but also in government and private industry
  • Courses delivered at MGU are approved by either government or leading professional organizations, such as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the National Association of State Board of Accountancy (NASBA)
  • Currently, we are approved to teach over 150 finance and business courses from the NASBA, IRS, AAFM, AAPM, GAFM. We are also an approved Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Education Provider licensed to represent PMI in global settings.

Our Business Units

MGU has close ties with organizations and centers of excellence dedicated to research, engaged in organizing interdisciplinary conferences, and the publication of academic papers, all in order to create, preserve, and disseminate knowledge. A brief description of each unit is provided here:

International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research Studies - ICIRS (http://icirsconferences.com): ICIRS serves as a meeting venue for scholar practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and students from all over the world. The conference promotes the interchange of ideas and creates a forum for dialogue on the challenges, opportunities, emerging trends, and best practices in the fields of business, technology, and education. The next ICIRS conference is scheduled for March 23 - 26, 2018.

 

Scholar - Practitioner Journals (http://scholarpractitionerjournals.com): This mega journal submission, review, and publication platform hosts a collection of broadbased peer-reviewed and open access journals in various disciplines including art and humanities, engineering, medical science, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences, and others. These journals give scholar-practitioners access to the latest research findings, ongoing research, and concept papers.

 

Center for International Development and Education (http://center.mdgu.us): The Center works as a Think Tank facilitating knowledge creation through research and collaboration in key areas and serves as a venue for researchers and practitioners to work closely in solving the world’s pressing issues.

 

5Links Global Consulting: Delivers the next generation business and IT solution in systems development and integration, program and project Management, IT infrastructure design and support, information assurance, agile system development, and training.

 

5Links Global Finance: Provides up to date financial and tax consulting, auditing, and insurance services.

 

Florida Institute of Finance College (FIFC): Provides a Masters Degree in Business Valuation (MBV). This program is fully online, self-paced, and can be completed between 12 to 23 months.

Accreditations, Partnerships, and Memberships

Maryland Global University is proud to be working with the American Academy of Project Management (AAPM) and Global Academy of Finance and Management (GAFM), National Association of State Board of Accountancy (NASBA), Project Management Institute (PMI), and Scrum Alliance. These institutions have received worldwide recognition and accreditation for their excellent training and certification programs. A few of their accreditations are listed below.

What We Offer

Master in Business Valuation (MBV)

This program is conducted fully on-line and can be completed in anywhere from 12 to 23 months, depending upon a student’s self-determined pace. The MBV provides students with an educational experience enabling them to work as business valuation professionals in accounting firms, investment banks, registered investment advisory firms, brokerage firms, valuation firms, and other businesses similar in nature. This unique master’s degree program was developed with the student’s career in mind; the curriculum is the result of input from leading professionals and academics in valuation and financial analysis.

Upon successful completion of the first Semester (two terms) of the program, students will receive the credential of Business Certified Appraiser (BCA) from the International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA), a U.S. Small Business Administration “qualified source” to conduct small business appraisals.* Further, upon the successful completion of the MBV program, MBV graduates meeting the standards of International Association of Consultants, Valuators and Analysts (IACVA) credentialing will automatically be granted the International Certified Valuation Specialist (ICVS) credential without having to complete a separate comprehensive examination on valuation concepts.* In addition, the MBV prepares students to sit for the Level 1 Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Examination, Bloomberg Certification, and various business valuation and appraisal certifications, such as the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified Business Appraiser (CBA), and Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA). * By the end of the program, students will have successfully prepared a portfolio having four different financial analysis and valuation reports.

 

Project Management Courses and Certification Bootcamps

Program description: These courses cover the principles, concepts, and approaches to modern project management and provide both theoretical and practical knowledge to professionals engaged in managing projects. The program will provide the basis for professionals with no project management experience to understand the structure of managing projects regardless of the profession they are in or those who want to take one of the many PMI certifications. Courses include:

• PMP®, PfMP®, PMI-ACP®, PMI-PBA®, PgMP®, CAPM®, PMI-RMP®, PMI-SP® Bootcamps
• Foundations of PMI Agile Certified Practitioner

• Project, Program, and Portfolio Management
• Master Certificate in Project Management

• Leadership in Project Management
• Emotional Intelligence for Project Management

• Project Quality Management
• Project Knowledge Management
• Contract and Procurement Administration
• Introduction to Agile Project Management

 

Scrum Alliance, Agile, and Scaled Agile (SAFe) Courses and Certification Bootcamps

Scrum Alliance Program description: Scrum is a simple yet incredibly powerful set of principles and practices that help teams deliver products in short cycles, enabling fast feedback, continual improvement, and rapid adaptation to change (www.scrumalliance.org). MGU offers various courses to help professionals with no agile experience learn the basics and understand the structure of managing software development and deployment projects regardless of the profession they are in or those who want to take one of the many Scrum Alliance certifications. Courses include:

• Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)
• Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO)
• Certified Scrum Developer® (CSD)
• Agile Planning and Estimation

• Agile Project Management

 

SAFe Program description: The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) is a freely revealed knowledge base of proven, integrated patterns for enterprise-scale Lean-Agile development. It is scalable and modular, allowing each organization to apply it in a way that provides better business outcomes and happier, more engaged employees. SAFe synchronizes alignment, collaboration, and delivery for large numbers of Agile teams. It supports both software and systems development, from a modest scale of well under 100 practitioners to the largest software solutions and complex cyber-physical systems, systems that require thousands of people to create and maintain. Courses include:

• Foundations of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
• Leading Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

 

Information Technology Programs

Program description: Maryland Global University offers various information technology courses for industry certifications and to enhance skills and knowledge in this ever changing environment. Our information techonology related courses are widely accepted both in the academic and professional world. Some of the top programs are listed below:

• Master Certificate in Data Management
• Master Certificate in Business Analysis
• Master Certificate in Predictive Analytics
• Master Certificate in Big Data

• Master Certificate in Information Assurance and Security
• Master Certificate in Enterprise Architecture
• Master Certificate in Information Systems
• Master Certificate in Systems and Application Development
• Master Certificate in Infrastructure Design and Support

 

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) Approved Courses

Maryland Global University offers programs accredited by the American Academy of Project Management (http://www.certifiedprojectmanager.org), a leading international Board of Standards with over 100 certified and accredited business graduate and training programs worldwide. The Board of Standards awards designations and board certification in management and leadership. Some of the courses offered are listed below:

Tax Course for Tax Return Preparers

Personal Finance Course

Certified Chartered Cost Accountant (CCA)

Chartered Portfolio Manager (CPM)

Chartered Wealth Manager (CWM)

Chartered Family Office Specialist (CFOS)

Chartered Trust and Estate Planner (CTEP)

Financial Analyst Designate (FAD)

Chartered Economist (ChE)

Certified Valuation Manager (CVM)

IFRS Certification Program (IFRS)

Insurance Course

Partnership Course

S - Corporation Course

C - Corporation Course

Estate and Gift Tax

Tax Exempt Entities

Circular 230

Business Law

Financial Products/Derivative Instruments

Investment Vehicles

Retierment Planning

Understanding IRS Practice & Procedures

Procurement and Contract Management for Accounting Professionals

Auditing and Assurance Services

Marketing Principles and Analysis

Internal Auditing

Business Ethics

Contract Management in Government

Culture Values, and Norms in Accounting Profession

Agile Project Management with Scrum Executive Leadership Strategy

Government Accounting and Reporting

Financial Statement Analysis

Understanding the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

Ethics in Government

IFRS Accounting for Personal and Business (IFRS 3)

Understanding the Interim Reporting (ASC 270)

Understanding International Taxation

Investment Decision and Analysis

Quality Management in Accounting

Real Estate Taxation

GAAP and its Components

 

AAPM American Academy of Project Management ® Accredited Certifications

Maryland Global University offers programs accredited by the American Academy of Project Management (http://www.certifiedprojectmanager.org), a leading international Board of Standards with over 100 certified and accredited business
graduate and training programs worldwide. The Board of Standards awards designations and board certification in management and leadership. Some of

MPM ® Master Project Manager ®

CIPM ® Certified International Project Manager ®

PME © Project Manager E-Business ™

CPE Certified Planning Engineer

MQM Master Quality Manager

AAPM ® Accredited Agile Project Manager

Master Management Consultant ®

CPRM Certified Project Risk Manager

CPP ™ Certified Product Planner ™

CHRA Chartered and Certified Human Resources Analyst ™

MPC Master Professional Consultant ™

COG-PM - Certified Oil and Gas Project Manager ™

CLC Certified Leadership Consultant ™

CMA Certified Marketing Analyst ™

CEC Certified E-Commerce Consultant ™

CPC Certified Project Consultant ©

QBC Qualified Business Coach ™

CCPC Certified Construction Project Consultant ™

CIPPM Certified International Project Portfolio Manager ™

CPPM Certified Project Portfolio Manager ™

DBA Designated Business Analyst

CCIP Chartered Certified Insurance Professional ™

AMC Accredited Management Consultant ®

MMC Master Management Consultant ®

CPEA - Chartered / Certified Personal Executive Assistant ™

CISA Certified International Information System Auditor ™

ChHM Chartered Hospitality Manager or ChHM Chartered Hotel Manager

MHM Master Hotel Manager ™

MRDE Master Rooms Division Executive ™

MHRM Master Hospitality Revenue Manager™

CQP Certified Quality Planner ™

CDCP Certified Data Center Professional ™

CHRPM Chartered Human Resources Project Manager ™

CHRBP Chartered Human Resources Business Partner ™

ChPM Chartered Agile Project Manager ™

CDMS Certified Digital Marketing Specialist™

CDAS Certified Digital Advertising Specialist™

CEVMA Certified Earned Value Management Analyst™

CCFMA Chartered Certified Public Finance Management Accountant™

 

GAFM Global Academy of Finance and Management ® Accredited Certifications

Maryland Global University offers programs accredited by the American Academy of Project Management (http://www.certifiedprojectmanager.org), a leading international Board of Standards with over 100 certified and accredited business graduate and training programs worldwide. The Board of Standards awards designations and board certification in management and leadership. Some of the courses ofered are listed below:

TAFA Accredited Financial Analyst®

AMA Accredited Management Accountant ®

AMC Accredited Management Consultant ®

MMC Master Management Consultant ®

ChE Chartered Economist ®

CIPM Certified International Project Manager ®

MFP Master Financial Planner ®

CRA Certified Risk Analyst ®

CTEP Chartered Trust and Estate Planner ®

CWM Chartered Wealth Manager ®

RBA Registered Business Analyst

MPM Master Project Manager ®

MSA Master Securities Analyst ™

CCTM Chartered Certification in Talent Management ™

RFS Registered Financial Specialist ™

FAD Financial Analyst Designate ™

MSA Master Securities Analyst ™

CPM Chartered Portfolio Manager ™

CAM Chartered Asset Manager ™

CMA Chartered Market Analyst ™

CIPM Certified International Project Manager ®

CPE Certified Planning Engineer ™

CCC Chartered Cost Controller ™

CHR Certified in Human Resources ™

CFC Certified in Financial Crimes ™

MPA Master Professional Auditor ™

CSA Certified Strategic Auditor ™

CIFRS Certified in International Financial Reporting Standards

CTA Certified Treasury Analyst ™

CMFMP Certified Municipal Finance Management Practitioner ™

CAMC Certified Anti Money Laundering Consultant™

CITA Certified International Tax Analyst ™

MTP Master Treasury Professional ™

MFMS Master Financial Modeling Specialist ™

CCP ™ Certified Compliance Professional ™ from GAFM ®

CEC ™ Certified eCommerce Consultant ™

CSM Chartered Security Manager ™

CTS™ Certified Transfer Pricing Specialist™

MPM™ Master Project Manager – Legal Analyst

CEC Certified E-Commerce Consultant ™

CCA Certified Credit Analyst ™

CCE Certified Corporate Economist ™

CCO Certified Compliance Officer ™

CMA Certified Marketing Analyst ™

ChMA Chartered Mortgage Analyst ™

CITA Certified International Tax Analyst ™

MFC Master Financial Controller ™

RFA Registered Financial Analyst ™

RWM Registered Wealth Manager ™

CPM Chartered Pension Manager ™

CPAM ™ Chartered Pension Analyst Manager ™

CEPS Certified Education Planning Specialist ™

Act (FATCA) Ethics in Government

IFRS Accounting for Personal and Business (IFRS 3)

Understanding International Taxation

Investment Decision and Analysis

Quality Management in Accounting

Real Estate Taxation

GAAP and its Components

Understanding IRS Practice & Procedures

Data Analytics and Management for Accounting Professionals

Why MGU?

  • MGU's self-paced learning environment enables students to choose from various course delivery options, including face-to-face, online, hybrid, and self-study classes
  • Our instructors are scholar practitioners who have experience not only in teaching and research, but also in government and private industry
  • Courses delivered at MGU are approved by either government or leading professional organizations, such as the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
  • MGU has close ties with many organizations that are centers of excellence, are dedicated to research, organize interdisciplinary conferences, and publish academic papers, all in order to create, preserve, and disseminate knowledge

Contact info

Suite 210B Silver Spring us Maryland MD 8561 Fenton Street, United States

+1 844-235-0220
+1 240-640-7761
info@mdgu.us