Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Non-thesis only: 54 credits required
The Robert H. Smith School of Business offers an MBA program designed to provide the educational foundation for those students with the potential to exhibit the highest degree of excellence in future careers as professional managers. The MBA program requires 54 credits of coursework, which is normally four semesters for a full-time student. There is no thesis requirement. Successful students in the program are expected to demonstrate the following:
- a thorough and integrated knowledge of the basic tools, concepts, and theories relating to professional management;
- behavioral and analytical skills necessary to deal creatively and effectively with organizations and management problems;
- an understanding of the economic, political, technological, and social environments in which organizations operate;
- a sense of professional and personal integrity and social responsibility in the conduct of managerial affairs both internal and external to the organization.
Students whose cumulative grade point average falls below 3.0 will be placed on probation and will be given a specified amount of time to raise the average to a 3.0. Failure to do so will result in academic dismissal from the program. Maryland MBA graduates obtain employment in a wide spectrum of organizations at highly competitive starting salaries.
Part-time MBA students complete the BUSI designated courses. Full-time MBA students complete the BUSM designated courses.
Please note: MBA students are required to complete a minimum of 22 core credits of required courses. The number of required credits could increase due to program design and some courses having variable credits between 2 and 3. Please consult with your program advisor before registering for required courses.
|BUSI610/BUSM602||Introduction to Financial Accounting||2|
|BUSI/BUSM621||Strategic and Transformational IT||2|
|BUSI630/BUSM606||Data, Models and Decisions||2|
|BUSI662/BUSM600||Leadership and Teamwork||2|
|BUSI681/BUSM604||Managerial Economics and Public Policy||2|
|BUSI683/BUSM626||The Global Economic Environment||2|
|Electives approved by advisor||32|